FAQs

Why generationYOU?

Over the past 3 years, generationYOU has created a thriving community of young people (17 – 25 year olds): students, graduates, young professionals, school leavers and dreamers, with one thing in common >> a strong desire to unleash their potential at work (and in life)!

 

Our role is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge from the experienced (think managers, mentors and entrepreneurs) with Australia’s youth.

 

We do this through original content, events & conferences, an online digital program and also a hands-on training program. The focus is on employability, entrepreneurship, skills development and career management which will not only benefit young adults themselves, but also their employers and communities.

What events do you run?

Core to generationYOU are the events that we run which give you the opportunity to engage with plenty of local legends who will be sharing their experience, advice and learnings.

 

Attendees have the opportunity to chat with some of Australia’s leading entrepreneurs; question senior HR managers on job applications; understand what the future of work will look like; put some awesome networking tips into practice and learn more about how to develop critical skills like communication, emotional intelligence and leadership.

 

You can find out more about the events we run under the ‘events tab’ on our menu.

Who is behind generationYOU?

generationYOU was co-founded by Nadine Zrinzo and Lisa Renneisen – two small business owners who simply got fed up of constantly hearing about the stereotypes that young people are struggling with (and decided to do something about it).

 

Whilst Lisa is a digital marketing ninja, Nadine’s strength lies in designing awesome live learning experiences. Both have worked with and in youth organisations, mentor a number of students each year, and though they try – are terrible surfers.

 

You can read more about the generationYOU team here.

Can you give me examples of activities run by generationYOU?

You can read about the awesome events that we put on here. In addition to our events, we issue a weekly Career Hacks eNews to our community and actively engage with our awesome community on our social channels (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter).

 

All information or events focus sharing learnings, experiences and training around enterprise and/or employability skills such as communication, leveraging contacts, problem solving, building a personal brand as well as the future of work and career development.

How can I be a part of generationYOU?

We’d love for you to be a part of our community! The ideal way to join us straight away is by signing up to weekly Career Hacks for free. It is a weekly newsletter filled with relevant and fresh content created and curated by us, to help you unleash your potential.

The next step is to consider joining us in our genYOU Digital Program or for an event! You can find out more information about both via our menu.

We also share #NoFilter content on our social channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn.

I would like to partner with generationYOU. What are you looking for?

generationYOU is looking for organisational partners or collaborators to power up our goal of enabling all young Australians to unleash their potential.

 

We would love to hear from you if:

 

  • You are interested in nurturing tomorrow’s leaders
  • Have a good story or experiences to share which will enhance our learning experiences
  • Want to be known as a thought leader in areas such as the Future of Work, Leadership, Networking or Career Development
  • Keen to increase your employer/product/ brand with 17-25 year olds
  • Form part of a community or organisation that works with young people in any capacity e.g. colleagues, members, students

The generationYOU community is growing. To date, we have impacted more than 3000 Millennials through our online experiences, including almost 1600 people who have joined in on our live events.

 

However, there is much more to do and we are keen to work with the larger community to get there. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact our team on hello@generationyou.com.au

Is generationYOU a not for profit organisation?

generationYOU is a social enterprise i.e. it is run with the primary aim of helping young people (17-25) unleash their potential, whatever that may be. All the generationYOU activities and projects are designed to encourage as many youth as possible to benefit on the learning offered.

 

We do not consider wealth or funds as a barrier to participation and hence are keen to work with not for profits to encourage more disadvantaged youth to benefit.

Still have questions?

We would love to answer them for you! Get in touch via email on hello@generationyou.com.au or call the team on 07 3666 0924.

What events do you run?

Let’s be honest. Starting a career or even finding a job is tough work.

 

This is where our events come in.

 

We run events that helps students, recent graduates and young individuals unleash their potential. We aim to do this by gathering a variety of successful and driven entrepreneurs, employers and leaders to help you gain skills on how to power up your career, network like a pro, develop a personal brand and more!

Can I still attend even if I’m not a student, recent graduate or in your event age bracket?

Whilst all generationYOU events have been specifically designed for young people (17-25), we’ve found that attendees who don’t necessarily fall into that category always gain something relevant and powerful out of the experience!

 

If you are not quite sure if a generationYOU event is right for you, or you are thinking about sending a group of attendees to our events, please drop us a line on hello@generationYOU.com.au and we will be happy to help you out.

Where and when will your events be held?

We run a number of events in Brisbane, and in 2019 we are running our one day event in Adelaide! To find out more you can choose an option from our “Live Events” tab on the menu bar.

How much do your events cost?

Prices for our events vary depending on which ones you would like to attend (some are free)! Make sure you check out the relevant event page to suss out $$$.

Do your events include food?

We always have nibbles at our events! However, if you are looking for something more substantial, we suggest grabbing a bite to eat before attending our events!

 

However, morning tea and afternoon tea won’t be provided so if you’re someone who likes to graze, we suggest you bring a few snacks in your bag for the day.

I can't make it for the whole event, can I still come along?

Absolutely. Whilst we would love for you to join us for the entirety of our events, we understand that sometimes you have commitments that just can’t move.

 

Each generationYOU session is its own piece – so missing one or two sessions will not stop you from benefitting fully from the sessions that you are there for!

I'm studying Zoology/Industrial Design/Seismology - are your events still relevant for me?

Regardless of your degree or ideal job, there are certain skills we all need in the workplace.

 

Think about it –  communication, problem solving, networking, leadership, emotional intelligence, personal branding – these are the key skill that everyone needs regardless of their role. Furthermore, these are exactly the skills that more often than not will help you stand out from the crowd.

What's in it for me?

At generationYOU Live, you’ll get to:

 

  • Interact with the awesome presenters
  • Grow and develop key skills that you will need to thrive in the workplace!
  • Hear #NoFilter advice, hacks and tips
  • Experience the day with like-minded individuals
  • Interact with us on social media using the hashtag: #genYOU – show us how good your selfie game is!
  • Win some wicked prizes

Still have questions?

We would love to answer them for you! Get in touch via email on hello@generationyou.com.au or call the team on 07 3666 0924.

Do I need to bring anything?

If you’d like to bring an extra notepad and pens, or more snacks and drinks (non-alcoholic), by all means go all out!

Is there a dress code?

There isn’t a strict dress code to abide by, however wearing smart casual attire is definitely recommended. Dress for comfort with a little bit of style!

I can't make it for the whole event, can I still come along?

Absolutely. Whilst we would love for you to join us for the whole day, we understand that sometimes you have commitments that just can’t move.

What if something comes up and I’m unable to attend – can I get a refund?

It’d be unfortunate if you couldn’t make it, but we will be able to refund you if notice of cancellation is received as per out booking terms and agreements (event dependent).

 

However, if you miss this deadline, substitutes for your spot are also welcome within a 48-hour timeframe from the event. Note of substitution must be provided via email to hello@generationyou.com.au