“Through Step Up, I’ve been able to understand why I do certain things and change my mindset on how to approach my career. After 8 weeks, I felt more confident when presenting myself in front of others and have gotten a lot better at my interviews as I’m able to communicate things about myself more clearly.”
StepUP Fall Program
Get ready to be authentic, daring and curious. This 8-week program is designed for both post-secondary students and recent graduates.
What You Will Uncover
Make informed career decisions by gaining a sense of identity by discovering your strengths, interests and values
Discover various career options and industries by connecting with top local professionals
Create, prioritize and track short and long term career goals and objectives
Learn the art of starting conversations, maintaining connections and building long-lasting relationships
Build confidence and present your best self through personal storytelling and brand identity
Transition to the Workforce
Gain insight into how you can build your skillset, strategize your job search and tap into the hidden job market
What You Will Access
What You Will Gain
Skills, Connections & Resources
- A short and long term career action plan
- A detailed and complete online profile
- Clear understanding of your strengths, interests, and core values
- Clear understanding of industries and organizations that align with your career goals
- Skills and confidence to build meaningful relationships one-on-one and at events
- Authentic pitch and story that represents you
- Connections with speakers, industry partners, educators, and your peers
- Informational interviews with a minimum of two professional connections
- Access to GradusOne Alumni Network
- Personal and professional development materials curated by GradusOne
- Free access to 2017 GradusTalks panel events
“I learned incredibly valuable information on how to navigate myself through the professional world, with factors such as LinkedIn and how to network successfully. The hardest things to complete were naming my core values, and constructing a 10 year plan. Although I have some tricky things to work on, I feel better prepared to tackle these obstacles due to a healthy mindset and knowing that I have incredible people to turn to when I am lost.”
What You Will Commit To
Attend All 8 Sessions
Participate in group activities and discussion
Complete challenges assigned at the end of each session
Share your accomplishments with your peers
Leverage Online Tools
Connect with peers, instructors,
and speakers throughout the program
Be open to understanding yourself
Delve into your interests through self-reflection
Track your progression and successes through
journaling, blogging, vlogging, or other mediums.
GradusOne’s educators are dedicated to providing the best experience possible.
Collectively, they bring 40+ years of experience in education and youth development, and have held countless talks, workshops, and lectures for students, grads and young professionals. This is just a snippet of the kind of individuals you will learn from.
We also have numerous industry professionals that you can get to know throughout the program! You’ll have to chance to connect with experts from various fields from large globally recognized firms to small local startups. Our goal is to connect you with the professional world and get all your career questions answered through guest speakers, workshops, informational interviews, networking sessions and more!
Delivery & Curriculum
2 Month Summer Cohort
8 Weekly Sessions
Assignments and challenges based on the topic of that week and is designed to help you apply your learnings. Each assignment is expected to take 2-4 hours to complete.
Sessions will include discussion, workshops, teamwork, activities, guest speakers and more.
Informational interviews with a minimum of two professional connections from an industry of your interest.
Application Deadline: August 31st
This includes all 8 sessions, assessments, light meals during each session, guidance throughout the program, access to your peer network, industry connections and post-program skill-building and networking opportunities.
The fees can be paid in two installments.
Installment one of the payment is due when you accept your invitation to the program.
Second installment is due a week before the program begins.
Sessions will take place at Unbounce.
400 – 401 W. Georgia ST.,
Vancouver BC, V6B 5A1.
A 5-minute walk from
Granville Skytrain Station.
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All applicants must complete the application form in order to be considered for the program. The application process allows us to get to know you and evaluate whether this program is the right fit. We want to know about your background, experiences, and expectations. This step will take approximately 30 minutes.
A 30-minute one-on-one phone interview will be conducted with each applicant. The interview is designed to be a casual conversation to assess where you currently stand and your interest in the program. This is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions! This will help us ensure the Step Up program is the best fit for you, customize any materials, and create a supportive learning environment. Interviews will be ongoing from August 14 – September 6.
Acceptance and Payment
Acceptance letters will be emailed out on an ongoing basis till September 8. Students will have 5-days to to accept our invitation into the Step Up Cohort once they have the acceptance email. The first payment installment will be due when you confirm your acceptance. The second installment will be due on October 2nd.
August 14 – Sept 6 (ongoing)
August 21 – Sept 8 (ongoing)
Acceptance Letters Emailed
5 days after your acceptance email
Deadline to Accept Invitation
First Payment Installment Due
Cohort Roster Finalized
Second Payment Installment Due
Still curious about our Step Up Summer Corhort?
Feel free to contact us with any further questions.