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.

Choosing a career path that incorporates your strengths, interests and values is no easy feat. Here at GradusOne, we help you take the first steps in your career by providing you with the resources, skills, and connections to develop a deeper understanding of yourself and your career choices.

What You Will Uncover


Make informed career decisions by gaining a sense of identity by discovering your strengths, interests and values

Career Exploration

Discover various career options and industries by connecting with top local professionals


Create, prioritize and track short and long term career goals and objectives

Networking Skills

Learn the art of starting conversations, maintaining connections and building long-lasting relationships

Personal Branding

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

Industry Knowledge

Learn from industry leaders who work in various fields and receive first hand advice to help you stand out.

Interactive Learning

Get access to over 20 hours of instruction with hands-on activities, weekly challenges, assessments, and peer-to-peer discussions.

Networking Opportunities

Grow your network within the local community, form strong industry connections, and showcase your talents.

Supportive Environment

Gain access to one-on-one guidance and receive ongoing career support during and after the program

What You Will Gain

Skills, Connections & Resources

Action Plan

  • 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

What You Will Commit To

Attend All 8 Sessions

Participate in group activities and discussion

Weekly Challenges

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

Journey 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
Tuesdays 5:30pm-8:30pm

Weekly Assignments

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.

Weekly Sessions

Sessions will include discussion, workshops, teamwork, activities, guest speakers and more.

Informational Interviews

Informational interviews with a minimum of two professional connections from an industry of your interest.


Program Fee

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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Application Process

Online Application

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.

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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. 

Important Dates

  • August 7 
    Application opens

  • August 28
    Application Deadline

  • 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

  • September 15
    Cohort Roster Finalized

  • October 2 
    Second Payment Installment Due

  • October 10 
    Program begins


Still curious about our Step Up Summer Corhort?

Feel free to contact us with any further questions.