Don’t wait for graduation to make a difference

ASU student making a difference before graduating from college

If you’re waiting until graduation to start making a difference, you’re doing it wrong. As a student, you’re in a unique position to make your mark right now. The resources at Arizona State University are vast and cover so many disciplines and interest areas. Plus, you’re surrounded by people from all over the world learning together and from one another.

Take advantage of your time at ASU! it’s a special time in your life when you have a huge number of resources and opportunity to make your impact on the world.

Need some real-life inspiration? A few years ago, a biomedical engineering student at ASU turned his class project into a nonprofit called 33 Buckets that is helping rural communities around the world gain access to fresh drinking water. Watch the video (below) to learn more about the project, and read about how he used ASU’s support to make his dream happen.

You can get involved and make a difference, too. We have a few ideas to get you started.

Changemaker Central

Meet a group of current students who are making a difference by joining Changemaker Central. You can meet with a Change Agent to find where your passions best fit, or start participating in events right away. Changemaker Central hosts special days of service where you can give back locally and globally. They even host a Startup Summit and other events to support and promote entrepreneurship on campus.

Salute to Service

Every year around Veterans Day, ASU and the Pat Tillman Veterans Center hosts Salute to Service week. The week includes a mix of academic, social and athletic events, with opportunities to honor veterans and serve in the community. The theme this year is Salute to Service through service, and is dedicated to all Americans who serve, whether on the front lines of combat or the front lines of improving their communities. It’s the perfect time to get involved and give back.

We’re here to support you all the way. If you haven’t heard, ASU is pretty into innovation, so share your new idea, spark some conversations and get started right now.

Adulting 101

Sun Devils turn to ASU Adulting 101 to learn (some of) the things not taught in class. Not sure about how to do something? Need to connect with an expert? We got you.


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