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Liberal Arts Passport to Innovation

Figuring out how to turn your liberal arts education into a career might be scary, but you don’t have to do it alone.

Six short-online modules + six group coaching sessions between Jan 18 and Apr 5, 2022
Register Today! | Maximum Enrollment: 20

Announcing a free non-credit course at King’s to help you understand the possibilities, dig deeper into your values and interests, and frame your abilities for potential employers.

This course will be your passport to the changing landscape of work, helping you to chart a course towards your goals, speak the language of this foreign land, and unlock opportunities you didn’t even know existed.

A special emphasis will be placed on the compatibility between a liberal arts education and opportunities in the innovation space: small to medium sized organizations—including not-for-profits, social enterprises, and businesses—that are typically mission-driven and trying something new and creative. These enterprises, and business in general, value the “human skills” that a liberal arts education cultivates. This program will help make the connection between what you have to offer and what employers need.

Participants wishing to follow the course with a paid summer internship in the innovation space will receive support to help their prospective employer access funds to hire them. Eligibility conditions apply.

Liberal Arts Passport to Innovation is a hybrid program (part online and part on-campus) that consists of six online modules (asynchronous) and six on-campus group coaching sessions of one hour each.

What you’ll learn

You’ll come away from the program able to:

  • Identify the personal values to serve as the guiding light for your career journey
  • Discover exciting, non-traditional career paths emerging in the startup ecosystem
  • Identify potential job roles and startup organizations that align with your values and goals
  • Craft a compelling LinkedIn profile to showcase what you have to offer startup employers
  • Tailor a résumé and cover letter to a specific role and startup organization
  • Gain the vocabulary, conceptual frameworks, and confidence to navigate the world of startups (and the world of business in general)

Expected time commitment

To make it easy to fit the program into your schedule, you’ll have two weeks to complete each online module, which includes about 90 minutes of short videos, tools, tip sheets, and activities.

The on-campus coaching sessions will take place on six Tuesdays throughout the term from 11:35 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Jan. 18, Feb. 1, Feb 8, Mar. 1, Mar. 15, Apr. 5). In case of bad weather, we will meet virtually.

Program Coach

King’s alum Dr. Dawn Henwood is a former English professor who is now an entrepreneur serving the startup ecosystem. Dawn’s company, Clarity Studio, helps innovators express complex ideas clearly and simply, in ways that connect with their audience and make great things happen.

Am I eligible to enroll? Is there a course fee?

All King’s students are invited to enroll in this non-credit course regardless of year of study or program. Enrollment is absolutely free. Reserve your spot today!

Take the program for a test drive

We expect to release the program demo in mid-December 2021.
Join the mailing list, and we’ll send you a link to the program website as soon as it’s ready. This will also reserve your spot for the course.

For more information

For more information, contact Joanna Sheridan, Public Humanities and Experiential Learning Coordinator, at joanna.sheridan@ukings.ca.

Liberal Arts Passport to Innovation is a part of the King’s Experiential Learning Program. This non-credit course is made possible with assistance from the RBC Foundation through its Future Launch initiative.

For more information

Joanna Sheridan

Assistant to the Vice-President and Coordinator of Public Humanities and Experiential Learning, Vice-President's Office

joanna.sheridan@ukings.ca |