A careers day for students and young professionals keen to kickstart a career in social change.


A careers day for students and young professionals keen to kickstart a career in social change.


Australian Progress is partnering with RMIT University and Future Super to host a Careers Day for students and young professionals keen to kickstart their work in social change.

’Exploring Careers in Social Change’ will teach you what a career in social change looks like, and connect you with the organisations and people working to make change.

Roles in not-for-profits are incredibly varied and range from design, consulting, strategy, communications, campaigning, philanthropy, fundraising, business and management, legal, advocacy, policy development, overseas aid and development, finance and more!

Running August 14th between 12:00PM and 3:00PM at the State Library Conference Centre, this day will feature:

  • Talks by prominent and dynamic civil society leaders on their experiences and pathways to achieving a career in social change.

  • Panels, lightning talks and workshops with practical guidance on what it means to work in social change, getting the most from volunteering, how to land your dream gig, where to look for an impact driven job and how to navigate your first workplace.

  • Networking opportunities with practitioners, and potential mentors.

  • Exhibit booths showcasing top employers in the social change space, including jobs and volunteer opportunities.

Tickets are free to all students and young professionals. Tickets will also be available at the door, however we recommend registering early to secure a spot as tickets are limited.

We also invite people from a diversity of genders, backgrounds, cultures, languages and experiences to register.

Please note: All plenary sessions at the Careers Day will include Auslan translation and hearing loops. If you have further accessibility requirements (including requiring Auslan for a side session or mentoring session), please don't hesitate to contact us at info@australianprogress.org.au



Learn more about Exploring Careers in Social Change
and take a look at the program agenda!