Empower the Next Generation of Trailblazers
After completing this unit, you’ll be able to:
- Explain what a Salesforce Student Group is.
- Help Student Groups near you.
- Start a Student Group.
By 2022, Salesforce is expected to create over 3.3 million jobs worldwide.
This is a huge opportunity for the next generation. Now is the time for our Trailblazer Community to truly inspire and empower students. Let’s take a look at our Salesforce Student Groups and show you how students can start skilling up to position themselves for a Salesforce job right out of college.
Student Groups help future Trailblazers skill up on Salesforce and learn how to build their careers in the Salesforce ecosystem. Student Group meetings, hosted at least once per semester, help group members:
- Learn new technical or business skills to help build their resume.
- Support each other while earning badges with Trailhead.
- Get career advice and find mentors within Salesforce and the Trailblazer Community.
- Ask questions about working in the Salesforce ecosystem.
- Build their professional network to help find jobs.
Who Can Lead a Student Group?
Any student, staff member, or faculty member at an accredited college or university is eligible to apply to start a Salesforce Student Group. Go to the Student Groups page in the Trailblazer Community and look for your school. If you don't see your school listed, why not a blaze your own trail and create a Student Group at your school? Some things to consider before starting a Salesforce Student Group:
- Have you verified the group you want to start doesn’t already exist? You can find out by searching on the Student Groups page.
- Is there a staff or faculty member willing to support you and your group on-campus?
- Do you know students who are interested in learning about careers using Salesforce skills?
- Can you commit to hosting at least one meeting per semester?
- Do you know other students who are willing to help run the group?
If you caught yourself responding,“Yes!” as you read those questions, it's a good indicator that you could apply to start a Salesforce Student Group. In that case, head over to the Salesforce Student Programs page to get started with the self-nomination. Just click Start a Group under the Students Group section. You will be taken to a form that you’ll want to fill out with as much information as possible.
How Can You Help Student Groups?
We welcome anyone in the Trailblazer Community to help out Student Groups, whether it’s offering to mentor students, speaking at their events, inviting students to participate in your own Community Group, or planning for student activities at Trailblazer Community Conferences.
If you’re interested in helping, we suggest perusing the community to see a catalogue of all the groups. Head over to the Salesforce Student Programs page and click Find a Group.
If a Student Group already exists, we suggest you join their Chatter Group in the Trailblazer Community and post in the group with an introduction and your offer to support the group. You can also tag the Chatter Group managers to get their attention. Remember you can find the Chatter Group managers under member details.
If a Student Group doesn’t already exist, fill out the form to volunteer to help a student group. Your contact information will be saved, and if a Student Group forms at the school you’re interested in helping, you’ll be notified by a member of the Trailblazer Community Team.
Want to Help Launch a Student Group?
Sometimes community members ask if they can help launch a Student Group. The answer is yes!
While only students, faculty, and staff can run a Student Group, community members can help make that connection and can mentor the group leaders. If you already have a relationship with a school and feel that the school would benefit from and be open to launching a Student Group, then click Get Involved under the Community Members section of the Salesforce Student Programs page.