Turn stressful job searching into a career roadmap that will help you become a master at the game of landing jobs in the impact sector.
Craig Zelizer, PhD and Catalina Rojas, PhD.
Professors, Founders & Angel Investors. Network weavers & Troublemakers for good
Don't think about your career in terms of just landing a job, as it is so much more.
This cohort-based course is focused on giving you the tools for a successful career expedition.
By understanding the market realities of the social impact space; organizing and optimizing your job search process; re-thinking the way you do application materials and leveraging your personal branding and networking skills this will radically improve the chances of landing the right next job and sustaining your career for the long-term.
We know that is possible to change the world while making a living.
Join us as we share everything we know about building a thriving career in the social impact space.
If you aren't hearing back from impact organizations; or landing interviews, but not getting an offer.
Been there done that. You have worked hard & made money. But, now you want to leverage your skills to pivot to a impact career.
The world is in crisis. You would love to change the world while making a living.
You will dive into an exploration of what you love, what you are good at, what you can get paid doing (and who is hiring), & what is needed in this world that is in deep crisis.
Reality check. We can't look into a dark room. We turn on the lights to unravel who is funding what, areas of expansion and contraction in the social impact space and what employers seek in the impact sector.
Students will walk away with templates to organize and optimize their job search process. Equally important is you will learn where to find the jobs.
We share our combined 5 decades of expertise of what makes a social impact resume more likely to be selected for the Yes pile. We will also help you build an awesome cover letter and LinkedIn profile. Finally, you will learn why purpose driven networking is key.
How to excel at job interviews in the impact sector; when and how to negotiate effectively for salary and benefits and tips on how to vet organizations to ensure you land in a healthy working environment.
Building a career is much more than landing your next job. Your career is the sum of your education, your networks & continued upskilling.
We will explore throughout the course how to use AI Tools such as Chatgpt, to advance your career, improve your materials and save time.
Participants in the course will also receive a one year membership to the PCDN Career Campus. Members received over 350 curated job & fellowship, funding & social entrepreneur opps monthly + ongoing support.
Accelerate Your Social Impact Career
Participant from Cohort 2
Participant from Cohort 2
Recent PCDN Career Client
Changemaker, Angel Investor, Professor, Founder with 30+ Years Experience in the Social Impact Sector
Dr. Craig Zelizer is the Founder of http://PCDN.global, which connects a global community of changemakers to the tools, opportunities and inspiration to build careers of impact and scale change.
He has strong tri-sectoral experience in social entrepreneurship, higher education and the nonprofit sector.
A central focus of his career has been how to support others in landing careers that help change the world while helping professionals make a living. He has published and conducted original research on impact careers in academic journals, book chapters, and for clients such as the United States Institute of Peace. He has edited/coedited two books.
He has supported thousands of students and professionals around the world in advancing impact careers.
He has coached over 200 social impact professionals to help them upskill, land their next career opp and for many explore their relationship to money.
He is a serial fellowship holder including receiving a Fulbright Junior Fellowship (two years in Hungary), Boren Fellowship (in Bosnia-Herzegovina), a tuition fellowship to attend Central European University, a former Boehm Media Fellow at Opportunity Collaboration and he/PCDN received the Luxbembourg Peace Prize for best Platform in 2018.
He regularly reviews fellowship applications for many leading programs and has mentored hundreds in landing impact fellowships.
From 2006 to 2016 he served as a professor in the Conflict Resolution program at Georgetown University (where he still serves as an Adjunct Faculty teaching on impact careers). He is also an occasional adjunct faculty at the American University of Paris.
He has led trainings, workshops and consultancies in over 25 countries organizations including with USAID, Rotary International, Partners Global, University for Peace, University of San Diego, Rotary International and others.
Craig is a recognized leader in the social sector field. He has received several awards including George Mason’s School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution’s alumni of the year award and an alumni career achievement award from Central European University.
Dr. Zelizer spent two years in Hungary as Fulbright Scholar and was a Boren Fellow in Bosnia.
Originally from Bogota, Colombia, she received her Doctoral degree from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.
She has been a consultant for international organizations and worked in many social impact sectors including gender, international development and peacebuilding.
She has published academic articles, trained and taught around the world and enjoyed working directly with women’s organizations in advocacy issues.
She has been a recipient of a number of scholarships, received professional awards, but she has also quit jobs.
She is currently Director at PCDN.global where she is delighted to support the next generation of troublemakers for good.
Basecamp. Mapping your skills to fit the market.
Link your purpose, passion with impact as you map your career goals. Understand where the jobs are and how your skills fit the social impact marketplace.
Equip yourself. Build Incredible Application Materials.
Build a winning resume based on PCDN's five-part framework.
Discover what makes a compelling cover letter.
Venturing Out. Build a Network for Good
Your materials are ready, it's time to engage with employers, peers and colleagues. Why relational networking is the key to succeeding in the Impact world.
Peak. It's the journey not the destination
Your career portfolio consists of an improved resume, a compelling cover letter and a much engaging LinkedIn profile.
You will practice interviewing for success; how to be your own advocate in the process (salary, benefits, and remote work options).
Lastly, learn how to vett potential employers and their work cultures.
11 am - 1pm est
We will meet for four course sessions each Wednesday starting February 7, 2024
12 pm -1 pm est
We will have three open office hours sessions on Feb 15, 29 and March 7 to provide as much customized support as possible through reviewing materials, answering additional questions and more.
Active hands-on learning
This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects
Interactive and project-based
You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams
Learn with a cohort of peers
Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you
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