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Drivers of Change

Become a global citizen and a leader in social innovation!

What is Drivers of Change?

Drivers of Change is an interdisciplinary and collaborative national and international program focused on service, experiential learning, entrepreneurship and social innovation. The program lasts eight semesters and is taught in the company of other Drivers students, creating a learning community.

You will carry out an innovation and social entrepreneurship project and a direct collaboration experience with a community. You will be accompanied by the program team, which includes a coordinator, coach, project advisor and mentors. 

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.

1. Apply

Complete the online form with your UDEM Mail and attach the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Motivation letter.
  • Evidence of your social work (photos, videos, diplomas, etc.).
  • At least two letters of recommendation (no family members).
  • A video containing the following: 


  • Personal introduction (Name, age, career and a random fact)
  • What motivates you as a person?
  • What is your biggest dream and what are you doing to achieve it?
  • If you had a business, what would it be and how would you do it?
  • What can you give to the generation that no one else can?

Maximum duration of 2:30min.

Save your video in Google Drive and insert the link to it at the end of the online form.

Application deadline: From August 21 to October 6, 2023

2. Interviews and psychometric tests

  • Attend an interview with the Drivers of Change team. We will contact you to schedule it. 
  • Take the psychometric tests we will send you as you progress through the process.

Dates: From October 9 to 20, 2023

Important dates

  • Application opens at: August 21, 2023

  • Application closes at: October 6, 2023

  • Interviews and psychometric test: From October 9 to 20, 2023
    October 2023

  • Announcement of selected candidates: November 6 to 15, 2023
    November 6 to 15, 2023

  • Integration meeting: Friday, November 24, 2023



• 1 summit, 3 camps and 4 Driver days.

• 26 workshops (Saturday sessions) focused on personal, team and project development.

• Individual and group coaching.

• Multidisciplinary learning community.

• Training in social intervention, project ideation and validation.

• Implementation and scale-up of an innovation and social entrepreneurship project.

• Seed capital.

• Access to special events.

• Access to calls for entrepreneurship and social innovation.

• 1 network of social entrepreneurs at the international level.

• Revalidation of social service.

• International experience offer.

• Personalized guidance and support fund for the international experience.

Profile of a Driver

By the end of the program, you will have developed the following knowledge:

  • Being an agent of change. 
  • Methodologies and concepts of design and innovation.
  • Environment awareness tools. 
  • Megatrends and innovation. 
  • Measurement and impact.
  • Construction of social innovation. 
  • Social entrepreneurship project development. 
  • Community and market validation. 
  • Graphic communication. 
  • Project monetization. 
  • Organizational development and growth. 
  • Storytelling and pitching. 
  • Scaling strategies. 
  • Impact investment. 

By the end of the program, you will have developed the following skills:

  • Empathy 
  • Creativity 
  • Critical and systemic thinking 
  • Emotional intelligence 
  • Opportunity detection
  • Planning and organization 
  • New leadership 
  • Team work
  • Resilience 
  • Project communication

By the end of the program, you will have developed the following attitudes:

  • Integrity.
  • Socially responsible. 
  • Intercultural. 
  • Interdisciplinary. 
  • Proactive. 
  • Intellectually curious. 

Become a mentor

If you are an UDEM teacher or collaborator and you have the attitudes, skills, and values necessary to convey, in a responsible manner, the commitment involved in being an agent of change, you can become a program mentor.

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