The coronavirus crisis has been difficult for everyone, of course, but young people are facing a particularly challenging time. More than half of all summer internships have been cancelled. One out of every six young professionals have lost their jobs, while another 41% are at risk of losing their employment.
To respond to the pandemic’s devastating effects and to help students and young professionals get back on their feet, One Young World has partnered with Goodwall to launch BetterTogether.
About the BetterTogether Programme
From August 1 to September 18, anyone anywhere can join BetterTogether, a free online programme aimed at helping young people such as yourself reach your full potential and get ready for the post-COVID-19 world of employment.
By participating, you’ll build important skills, gain experience, and connect with peers around the world. And, to top it all off, you have the chance to win up to $25K in prizes for taking part!
By participating in BetterTogether, you get:
A series of 10 challenges each addressing a key issue, such as the UN’s 17 SDGs, female empowerment, and racial equality;
Dozens of speaker sessions with more than 50 inspiring people, including entrepreneurs, co-founders, explorers, and role models;
The opportunity to network with over 1.5 million students, entrepreneurs, and young professionals from 150+ countries;
The chance to win up to $25,000 in prizes, scholarships, and exclusive opportunities;
Access to Pearson's Workplace Behaviors Learning Programme modules;
And a whole lot more!
Some of the most noteworthy speakers in the programme include:
Nir Eyal, lecturer and author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products;
Shreya Patel, a voice for female empowerment;
Vaitea Cowan, co-founder of greentech company Enapter;
Marie-Claire Graf, the UN Youth Climate Champion;
Kai Fitchen, professional climber and explorer;
Rajiv Satyal, the first comedian to perform on all 7 continents;
And about 50 others!
Rewards include full scholarships to one of several ISDC programmes; tickets to digital events; premium subscriptions to Headspace and Masterclass; charitable donations; funding to make your dream project a reality; and others.
How to Participate in BetterTogether
Once you’ve signed up to become a Goodwall member, you can participate in BetterTogether challenges by posting short videos, pitching ideas, and showcasing accomplishments, among other things.
Throughout the programme, you’ll receive notifications on the app alerting you to new challenges, speaker sessions, and prize winners. You may participate in any number of challenges you wish, and each challenge has a unique, dedicated prize.
Upon completion of the programme, you will also receive a digital certificate for taking part, endorsed by key partners, a perfect inclusion for your CV.
Goodwall is the next-generation community and social development network built specifically to address the needs of Gen Z and younger millennials. Goodwall aims to help students, entrepreneurs, and young professionals by giving them a unique platform to share ideas, highlight achievements, showcase talents, document experience, meet like-minded peers around the world, find jobs, internships, and scholarships, and seek & provide support.
The Goodwall community is made up of over 1.5 million members from 150+ countries around the world. With 5+ million job and internship opportunities, more than $1 million in scholarships and awards, thousands of volunteer events, and hundreds of online courses, Goodwall is well-prepared to help navigate students and young professionals through this new decade.
Get in touch: Christian Eilers is a career and education writer with a focus on the topics of professional development, college entry, university life, and entrepreneurship. As the Content Lead for the Goodwall Blog, he covers subjects including self-improvement, social impact, college preparation, career advancement, fighting climate change, and more. Christian is originally from New York City and now resides in Warsaw, Poland.