genYOU Inspire 2019

genYOU Inspire is a series of short events that aim to help Brisbane’s young people unleash their potential at work and in life. Now in it’s second year, the genYOU Inspire series helps young people to stand out of the crowd by giving them the chance to learn additional traits, attitudes and skills which are necessary to thrive in the workplace.


generationYOU was born from a passion to help young people unlock their potential and build on additional skills they may not gain during a University degree. Through the genYOU Inspire Series we are able to connect students with Industry legends who share #NoFilter advice on entering the workplace and the skills they need to create and manage a successful career.

Proudly presented by Brisbane City Council.

Brisbane City Council is committed to nurturing innovation and investing in a strong economy with more jobs right across Brisbane. The 2019 genYOU Inspire Program offers young people opportunities to develop their employment skills and make an immediate impact for our city’s local businesses.

2019 Topics.

>> **SOLD OUT** April 10th – Mastering Job Applications
Whether you are looking for your first job, a part time role, internship or tips to progress onto your second role – securing a job always starts with the application.


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>> May 23rd – Growing and nurturing your network
Tribes are built through give & take. The challenge is not simply to meet strangers but to foster relationships & leverage your contacts to benefit yourself & others.


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>> July 24th – Building an outstanding personal brand
Understand the difference between a product & personal brand; identify your values, strengths + traits; create an action plan to maintain your brand over time.


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>> September 12th – Manage your career like a boss
We spend our school years & early 20s striving to build foundations for our ‘ideal job’ – yet most of us are unsure of what we actually want to do with our lives. Whilst skills & experience are important – your career starts with YOU!


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Why you should join us.

1 // The genYOU Inspire Series focusses on the skills all employers seek, in addition to a degree. Think communication, problem solving, personal branding, leadership, networking, emotional intelligence and more. While these might sound basic, they are “that extra bit” that will help you to stand out.


2 // generationYOU events attract students and graduates from all over Brisbane. Key to everything generationYOU does is giving attendees the opportunity to start building their networks now! You just never know when that random stranger will become a valuable contact.


3 // All generationYOU speakers take a #NoFilter approach with their content – from the good to the bad and the ugly – they will share the truth on what to expect when starting out in your career and how you can be a strong professional!

What our 2018 attendees said.

generationYOU is an amazing initiative which has helped me gain more knowledge about life after university. With the ‘#NoFilter’ attitude, genYOU really takes a more modern approach on employability skills and networking; allowing attendees to feel comfortable, and un-pressured to act in a certain way.
Riley Thiedecke


It’s great to hear unique perspectives from employers opinions. There is so much wrong information about what you should be doing and it’s good to finally hear some expert knowledge.
– Jasmine Wake


A fantastic event to meet people who are in the same boat as you and listen to people who know what they’re talking about. Perfect.
– Sage Lawless


I recommend generationYOU to anyone that is questioning the direction their life is taking them. After the session you’ll understand the difference between who you are and where you want to be, making a few friends along the way.
– Zack O’Brien