The Junior Fellowship program is a four month overseas placement working in one of EWB’s many ventures.
Prior to the placement, the volunteer is expected to prepare by reviewing all necessary materials, attending national conference, and participating in pre-departure trainings, all the while continuing to be a contributing member in the chapter. After the four month overseas placement, the returning Junior Fellow will be required to fulfill the remainder of the program’s objective by staying with the chapter for at least one more year to share valuable learning with the community and mentor the future Junior Fellow.
This placement focuses on building great leaders while providing members with the opportunity to create impact overseas. We recognize that four months is a short time to provide lasting impact in a developing country, so our volunteers are encouraged to return to the chapter and community to raise awareness and knowledge, perhaps providing the greatest impact at home.
Previous UW Junior Fellows
“I got an opportunity to be a part of the Engineers of Tomorrow (EoT) venture for 8 months. EoT is radically bending the social, economic and political ‘borders’ that currently prevent the engineering profession from flourishing and evolving within Canada, and I had the privilege of helping the venture inch forward in creating and meeting their short term and long term goals. I worked on coordinating the marketing and operational logistics of 305+ events that took place in Ontario for National Engineering Month and supported the venture in strengthening relationships with engineering and engineering technology stakeholders within the province and nationally such as PEO, OSPE, OACETT and Engineers Canada. I also got the autonomy to help build the venture through a self-driven project where I decided to investigate how EoT can actively engage businesses and corporations in helping us systemically shape the future of the engineering profession.
My time at EoT brought forward the realisation that one does not necessarily have to leave the geographic bounds of our country to make a difference in or through the engineering profession. We, as a country, have a lot of work to do in our own backyards and I am proud that a humble venture like EoT is audaciously doing just that!” – Shivagna Kaistha, 2016 Junior Fellow