Applications Open for the WACE Global Challenge

The WACE Global Challenge is an experiential learning project that connects multi-disciplinary and transnational student teams and organizations that are working to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Participants will work remotely, in teams, as a consultant, conduct research, and provide recommendations in response to a global organization’s initiative to increase positive social, environmental, and economic impact.

The Experiential Learning Hub is recruiting five University of Guelph students to participate in the next WACE Global Challenge cohort, which will run from June 24–July 19, 2024. Participants will be required to commit to 30 hours during this time frame.

How It Works

This 4-week virtual program sees you working in a multi-disciplinary cross-cultural student team across different time zones to solve a real industry challenge for an Industry Client—which could be a Start-up, NGO (Non-Government Organization) or small-scale business.

What Will Participants Do?

  • Analyze their client’s purpose and alignment to one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Understand their client’s project and undertake research to identify possible solutions such as competitor analysis, identifying funding models, or implementing marketing tactics.
  • After conducting research, make recommendations for their client that might enhance their social or environmental impact.

Why Participate?

  • Global industry experience: Amazing experience to put on a resume and stand out when applying for graduate roles!
  • Enhance your skills: Enhance your cultural intelligence, communication, teams, and problem-solving skills.
  • Flexibility: 100% virtual project, work in a team in your own time.
  • Support: You will be supported by the Practera team, EL Hub, and WACE along the journey.
  • Network: Grow your professional and social network.
  • Honorarium: You will receive $250 upon completion.

Students can apply at

Applications are due March 12, 2024.

Questions? Email Janet Doner:

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