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Ways to get involved

There are many ways to get involved as a student! Read through the many opportunities available to students below:

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SVZ Social Impact Project

Are you a Toronto Met student with an interest in social impact and a need to grow your skillset? 

The Social Ventures Zone has recieved funding from CEWIL, external link, opens in new window to support up to 20 students in the Summer 2022 semester to complete a paid project-based program working with socially impactful startups. 

As a participant in this program, you will also receive:

 Access to a one-hour Bootcamp on Project Management

 A Career Readiness workshop with TMU's Career and Co-op Centre to help you enhance work professionalism, resume building, and strengthen your LinkedIn presence.

You are expected to work around 16 hours per week, for a total of 8 weeks to complete this program. We hope that the flexible nature of this program will allow students who are already balancing other work and school commitments to apply.

Participate in the SVZ Social Impact Project Program and be a part of a community of socially impactful thinkers who are working to change the world! 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled.

ZON100

About ZON100

As a student, time is a valuable asset. On top of school work and extracurriculars building a project or venture may seem like a daunting task, but if it’s something you’re passionate about you should do it. And Zone Learning can help! ZON 100, a new open elective course, allows you to get course credit towards your degree, plus you’ll get one-on-one mentorship and the opportunity to connect with a community of like-minded students. 

This course will give you the chance to learn in a familiar academic context while growing your project and gaining the skills you need to succeed. ZON 100 uses both group sessions and one-on-one mentorship, giving students a hands-on experience where they can gain deeper insights into the skills and competencies needed to grow a project or venture. 

Head to www.ryerson.ca/zone-learning/initiatives/zon-100/ to learn more and hear from past participants!

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Caffeinated Innovators

Coffee, Conversation & Community

Caffeinated Innovators is the Social Venture Zone’s weekly community discussion group. Every Friday morning (virtually until further notice), our community gathers for an impactful conversation on various topics related to entrepreneurship, social impact, and current events. It’s the perfect place to make connections, have a meaningful chat, and learn something new.

Everyone is welcome at Caffeinated Innovators, including students!

How can I stay up to date with Caffeinated Innovators?

Stay in the loop by subscribing to our bi-weekly newsletter!

The SVZ newsletter is a great way to get updates on news and events at the SVZ, on campus, and within the community.  

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Zone Learning

Opportunities available to students through Zone Learning.

Programs for Students:

Learn about the different program available to students that can accelerate your career and will teach you important entrepreneurial skills that will be applicable across industries.

Job Board:

Where jobs and opportunities are posted for the Zone Learning startups. Many companies incubated in the Zone Learning network are looking to fill full-time and part-time positions or internships, so this is a great place to look if you're interested in getting invovled.