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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 Internship Program
Are you a Ryerson 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 21 students in the Fall 2021 semester to complete paid internships at socially impactful startups.

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

 Access to the SVZ's Ideation programming, including a series of sessions on problem identification and solving; creative thinking; and social impact.

 3 Career Readiness workshops with Ryerson’s Career and Co-op Centre (RCC) to help you enhance work professionalism, resume building, and strengthen your LinkedIn presence.

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

This program runs on a semester basis. If you are interested in getting involved with The Social Ventures Zone and learning more about social entrepreneurship, this program is for you! 

Please note: Due to COVID-19, all SVZ internships and workshops for interns will be conducted remotely and virtually until further notice.

Thank you so much to everyone who applied for this program! Applications are now closed. Stay tuned for more opportunities for students.


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 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.