So you’ve decided you are committed to social change and want to build a career where you can make a real difference in the world? Is it your goal to change the world through working, travelling and doing good? Do you want to work with purpose and contribute to positive social change?
If this describes you down to the T then you would know that practical experience of working in the field is crucial. A contextual depth of knowledge of the issues, challenges, stakeholders and beneficiaries is essential to a career in development.
So if you are still deciding how to spend your Spring break join If i could… for a Development Immersion Tour from 13-23 March 2018. You’ll get to explore the sights and sounds of New Delhi and also spend time immersed with our partner non-profit organisations who work on addressing some very real challenges facing India today. Spend Spring Break experiencing the magnificence, and contradictions of India, while deepening your understanding of courage and social justice. You’ll also get to tick a visit to the Taj Mahal off your Bucket List.
Join us and use this as an opportunity to gain exposure to different organisations working on social justice issues. As you may know, some of the top life skills you need in today’s workplace include some of the following:
- Ability to work in a team
- Problem-solving skills
- Written Communication
- Strong work ethic
- Leadership & ability to take the initiative
- Interpersonal skills
This Development Immersion experience will challenge and strengthen these skills for you. You’ll be led by an experienced coach and mentor, our Experience Facilitator, Shamilla Wilson, who will lead participants through daily activities, motivation moments, and structured sessions, exposing participants to social justice issues, contexts and learnings.
An immersion experience like Spring with Spirit is an opportunity to work hands-on in an environment where issues of social justice are fundamental and life-changing.You may be inspired by the work of one of the organisations you visit and decide to follow up with an internship later. You’ll network and make great connections. You’ll meet new friends and have exposure to a unique learning environment. Volunteering abroad strengthens and broadens perspectives and makes for a more holistic and compassionate global citizen.
You’ll be able to take the learnings back to your colleges and share your real-world experience back in the classroom with your colleagues. This promotes intercultural sharing and helps keep courses relevant and fresh with current trends. It will help shape your academic perspective and provide unique insights and exposure. This results in a richer learning experience for everyone, more competitive and employable graduates, increased program credibility and stronger bonds with alumni benefit the institution in various ways.
An immersion experience like Spring with Spirit also ingrains a sense of purpose. It highlights to future employers that a candidate is continuously endeavoring to improve their knowledge and skills. You can definitely include this on your CV and know that you’re building your employability, sharpening your skills and opening new doors for the future.