Become a force for good!
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The Course

Based on insights from research areas such as impact measurement and global priorities research, we will help you to get a grip on the impact you are currently having, how you minimize the negative and maximize the positive. In other words, we will give you the skills and thinking you need to have a truly big positive impact. 

Trainings will be hosted ON CAMPUS on Tuesdays at 17h30 and Thursdays at 16h30 starting on the week of September 20th.

Browse the Lesson Plan

Week 1: Sustainability

"Improving the world starts with yourself." The first session will focus on getting to know the group. You will learn to decrease your negative impact on the planet, a sustainable lifestyle and your personal carbon footprint.

Week 2: What the heart wants

Find out what drives you to go beyond “doing little harm” and go the extra mile of “doing good”. Discussions about doing good can sometimes become heated, gain skills to keep discussions constructive.

Week 3: Time is precious

The average person spends 80.000 hours on their career. A huge opportunity for impact! No matter if you want to start a non/for-profit or find a job at an existing one, you'll get the tools you need to find out where your help is most needed.

Week 4: Let’s get to work

You will start thinking about your future plans “like a scientist”. You will explore your next steps towards work that does good, then we will encourage you to actually take the first step.

Week 5: Money that does good

There are a lot of good reasons to criticize the charitable sector. None of these critiques apply to every single charity. How do you find the ones that do use your money in important ways?

Week 6: Becoming a force for good

Now it is time to implement what you have learned. Together you will set your goals for the future and see if you can assist each other in any way. 

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Your choices impact the world around you. Let’s make that impact big and beautiful.

How do you make sure your actions don’t harm people and the planet? How do you find a job, or start an enterprise that truly makes a difference?

The world is a complex place.  Together with your classmates you will come up with answers to these difficult questions, and you’ll be invited to turn those answers into actions.


Sarah Fürstenberg       

Sarah is a current board member of the Positive Impact Society Erasmus (PISE) and a student of Management of International Social Challenges (Bsc). She has always been fascinated by the question “How can I do good with my life?” and found a community of likewise curious people through Effective Altruism. Sarah teaches the RSM Hummingbird Fund’s “Impact Study & Career Planning” programme and is passionate about exploring theories, views and opinions on positive impact. For this course Sarah looks forward to having engaging sessions that focus on helping you become a force for good!

What you need to know


Participation in the course is free, however full participation will be required once you signed up and you are selected. (First session is mandatory).


You will see your trainer once a week, for 6 weeks. Besides the coaching session there is preparatory material that you will need to cover before hand.


We know that life happens. As long as you do not miss more than one training session and you deliver the final assignment, you will get one


Small parts of some sessions might be recorded, or screenshots of the zoom calls might be taken for communication, education and/or marketing purposes.


Trainings are subject to change in format (online/offline) to adhere with the measures taken by the Dutch government and Erasmus University Rotterdam.


*Applications work on a first-come, first-serve basis; however, time slots will only open if a minimum of 8 students enroll.


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Ready to get started?

This time around, applications will be first come first serve*. Don't sleep on it and sign up as soon as possible! Once the spots are gone, they're gone.

Deadline for applications: September 17th at midnight.

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