We spend our school years and 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 and experience are important – your career starts with YOU!
This session will help us ask some tough questions – around what a career really is, how your work can form part of a happy and fulfilling life, how you can advance your career, how to upskill and change careers + more.
Event at a glance
When: Wednesday 10 October, 5.30pm to 7.45pm (Registration + Nibbles from 5.30pm. Session starts at 6pm)
Where: Level 2, The Capital, 155 Queen Street, Brisbane
Questions: Check out our FAQs below
Our panel of experts
Alan McAlpine, Associate Director, Strategic Partnerships, Student Success Group, QUT
Alan McAlpine the associate director of the newly formed Student Success Group at QUT. Alan is passionate about career development and has spent the last 5 years pursuing the goal of bringing career development as a core and necessary part of the education experience of QUT students.
His current role involves working with career and learning experts in the pursuit of embedding career and learning support into the curricular process.
Kelly Pfeffer, PX Advisor, Solutions Delivery, Suncorp
Kelly first joined Suncorp in Feb 2012 as the Graduate Talent Lead responsible for Suncorp’s Graduate and Vacation Programs across Australia and New Zealand.
Kelly is passionate about the graduate recruitment and development space and continues to play an active role in this industry through her voluntary role as a Board Director of the Australian Association of Graduate Employers.
Bella Quaid, Creative and Content Specialist, Tourism and Events Queensland
Bella is a creative thinker, strategic marketer and a team player who loves all things brand, digital, media and communications. Bella has a broad range of experience, and has helped local, national and global clients grow their brands, implemented integrated campaigns and played a key role in enabling businesses for digital success.
Bella currently works as a Creative and Content Specialist at Tourism and Events Queensland and as the founder of e-commerce brand MIMA WITH LOVE.
Chris Swann, General Manager, Little Tokyo Two
Chris is the General Manager of Little Tokyo Two – the most vibrant of dynamic incubators providing co-working spaces in Brisbane.
A QUT Brisbane graduate and CPA, Chris had the travel bug in his blood from a young age, leading to a 15-year stint working in finance in several European countries for large organisations such as adidas, LEGO and the BBC and its World Service radio. He now relishes the hands-on nature of working in the “home of growing successful companies”.
About genYOU Inspire
Imagine if you received a toolbox, one which would not only help you secure the job you really want, but also be awesome at it! We’re not just talking about technical knowledge (you probably have that already), but the additional traits, attitudes and skills which will help you to stand out of the crowd. That skills toolbox is generationYOU.
Proudly supported by Brisbane City Council, genYOU Inspire is a series of short events that bring together local legends with a single goal – to help Brisbane’s young people unleash their potential at work (and in life)!
genYOU Inspire will be held at Brisbane’s premiere creative and start-up hub, The Capital, located in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD.
- Level 2, 155 Queens Street, Brisbane
- Enter via the Visitor Information Centre off Queen Street Mall
- Walk through the old Regent Cinema and through the glass doors
- Take the lift to Level 2 and we will see you there
Who is generationYOU?
Over the past 3 years, generationYOU has created a thriving community of millennials: 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.
So what is genYOU Inspire?
Proudly supported by Brisbane City Council, genYOU Inspire is a series of 5 short events that bring together local legends with a single goal – to help Brisbane’s young people unleash their potential at work and in life!
Can I still attend if I'm not a student, recent graduate or millennial?
Whilst our genYOU Inspire series has been specifically designed for millennials (17 – 25), we welcome all attendees who don’t necessarily fall into that category! If you are not quite sure if genYOU Inspire is right for you, or are thinking about sending a group of attendees to our events, please drop us a line on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help you out.
Does it matter what degree I'm studying?
Regardless of your degree or ideal job, our sessions are applicable to everyone! Our sessions cover skills that everyone needs regardless of their future or current role.
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Where will it be held?
All of our genYOU Inspire sessions will be held at Brisbane’s premiere creative and start-up hub, The Capital, located in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD.
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Is there a dress code?
There isn’t a strict dress code to abide by, however wearing smart casual attire is definitely the recommended outfit of the day … AKA dress for comfort with a little bit of style!