What is Drivers of Change?
Drivers of Change is an 8-semester, interdisciplinary, international collaboration program focused on service and academic development.
You will carry out two high-impact social projects in direct collaboration with different national and international communities. You will be accompanied by your director, your mentor, and a peer guide.
Become a Driver
You can apply to the program if you are enrolled in your first or second semester of any undergraduate degree program at the Universidad de Monterrey.
Complete the on-line form con tu with your UDEM e-mail and attach the following documents:
- Motivation letter (cover letter).
- Evidence of your social work (photos, videos, diplomas, etc.) (at least one).
- A minimum of two letters of recommendation (not from family members).
Attend interviews with the Program Director, the mentor, and other Drivers..
3. Take psychometric tests
We will send them to you as you progress in the process.
- Call for applications opens: August 5, 2019
- Call for applications closes: September 20, 2019
- Interviews: October 15 to 23, 2019
- Meeting of the Board for selection: October 17, 2019
- Announcement of selected candidates: October 21 to 25, 2019
- November 1 and 2, 2019
- November 9, 2019
- November 24, 2019
- December 1, 2019
Profile of a Driver
By the end of the program, you will have developed the following knowledge:
- Social and philosophical perspective.
- Research methodologies.
- Advanced writing tools
- Organizational development techniques based on a sense of humanism.
- Administration and finances of social projects.
- Creation of social projects and applied research projects.
- Project evaluation.
- Topics with an international focus.
- Current national and international problems and the development of solutions to those problems.
- General culture and languages.
Upon completing the program, you will have developed the following competencies:
- You will acquire the 10 competencies for the workforce of the future, as proposed by the Institute for the Future (IFTF) (cross cultural competency, new media literacy, design mindset, cognitive load management, virtual collaboration, social intelligence, novel and adaptive thinking, sense making, computational thinking, and trans-disciplinarity).
By the end of the program, you will have developed the following skills:
- Promoter of financial aid.
- A mediator and collaborator.
- A detector of the community’s needs.
- Good at analyzing, synthetizing, and solving problems.
- Capable of making decisions.
- Capable of developing knowledge in various academic areas.
- Capable of handling simultaneous projects.
- Trained in the six drivers of change (superstructured organizations, a globally-connected world, the rise of smart machines and systems, the consolidation of a computational world, extreme longevity, new media ecology).
By the end of the program, you will have developed the following attitudes:
- Critical thinking.
- Socially responsible.
- Enabled for life-long learning.
- A global citizen with a spirit of service.
- Emotional intelligence.