Professional development for early-career biotechnology & technology professionals

Ready to embark on a journey of career acceleration, expand your network, and seize boundless opportunities? Apply now to take part in the first cohort, powered by the City of Roanoke, in 2024.

ChangeMakerZ Program Details

Year-long program for early-career STEM professionals

Build Self Awareness & Discovery (June-August)

Your learning and communication style impacts your daily work life. What do you want from your job, social network, and community?

Key Takeaways:

  • Professional communication and thinking styles assessments
  • Stronger social network (the in-person kind!)
  • Understand regional offerings that appeal to you

Anchor Events Include:

Make An Impact At Work (September-November)

Take the skills you learned during the first phase and apply them at work. What future roles are you preparing for at your company?

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand your unique role in the workplace
  • Build influence among your peers and colleagues
  • Discover your role in the region or your industry

Anchor Events Include:

Create Community Impact (January-May)

This region is big enough to find things you are passionate about, but small enough to make an impact. Let’s do it!

Key Takeaways:

  • Leverage your role in your industry and the community
  • Build your personal brand
  • Find opportunities for changemaking throughout the region

Anchor Events Include:

  • Service Project Opportunity
  • Regional Talent Summit
  • Young Professional Conference
  • TechNite (Program Finale!)
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