generationYOU Sydney 2017

You didn’t survive the #studentlife for nothing- it’s time to take things to 100%. We’re inviting you to unleash your potential at our generationYOU Live Event in Sydney. Why? Because your degree is just the beginning. 

You are viewing the event page for our 2017 Sydney Live Event  >> Find out about our 2018 Live Event in Sydney here.

Why you need to be there

There is a lot of chatter about who Millennials are, what they are capable of and where the future lies for us. At genYOU we believe that your potential is limitless – sometimes you just need a hand to unleash it.


generationYOU focusses on the skills all employers seek. Think communication, problem solving, personal branding, leadership, networking, emotional intelligence and more. While these might sound basic, they are the 7% that are going to help you to hustle, get sh*t done and make you stand out.


Join us for a day of genuine personal growth, sneaky hacks to kick your career goals and a whole heap of fun.

What you will take home

One // A certificate of attendance (definitely a bonus for the resume)


Two // A targeted action plan of steps to take in the two weeks following generationYOU – all geared to helping you unleash your potential


Three // Automatic registration to generationYOU Digital


Four // Access to our peer-to-peer network for further questions, learning and support


Five // Industry contacts to add to your LinkedIn Network

What we will cover

Hustling // Say YES to opportunities and Hustle like there is no tomorrow. 

generationYOU will kick off with an informal chat with a massive local legend. This is a great opportunity to get behind the scenes with someone who is not only successful in their field but who wants to help you to hustle in the same way, to reach your goals!

Paul Bennetts,  Spaceship

Networking // Turn strangers into connections & friends into raving fans

Whilst there is an art to networking, the challenge is in maintaining and growing relationships that matter. Irrespective of whether you are a student, graduate, first jobber or school leaver, being able to leverage your connections is a skill that will benefit you for life.

Rebecca Summers, Business Chicks.

Enterprise Skills // Put yourself in the best position to succeed with these 3 critical skills

Securing a job isn’t enough anymore. Success comes from making yourself valuable, solving problems, being efficient and generating results (even in part time roles). To do this, your skills’ toolbox needs to be strong in areas such leadership, emotional intelligence and critical thinking.

Christopher Gilpin, Development Beyond Learning/Actionable, Vaibhav Namburi, five2one and Julia Garside, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

Defining a Career // Integrate work into your extraordinary life

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. This session will help us ask some tough questions – around what a career really is.

Speaker TBA.

Recruitment Myth Busting // 40 minutes of constant tips to help you get the job you really want! Career corner presented by Ashurst.

Whether you are looking for your first job, a part time role, internship or tips to progress onto your second role, this session is all about employability – practical advice to help you secure your next role.

Jo Dean, Ashurst and Scott Crowe, Canva

Personal Branding // Figure out who you are and how to tell the world

Your personal brand is the most powerful asset that you will carry with you throughout your life. It often precedes you and is certainly what people will remember. Learn how to use strategy, consistency and planning to build YOUR legacy.

Alana Stocks, CIrcul8

The future of work // Be prepared for the workplace of tomorrow. Presented by Microsoft.

The current understanding of ‘work’ as we know it is in flux. Gone are the days of two or three jobs for life, a career ladder and a 9-5. Understanding current and future work patterns will enable you to be flexible, recognize opportunities and develop the appropriate skills to navigate your work life.

Dan Bowen, Microsoft, Ben Farr-Wharton, UTS,  Rhiannon Tuntevski, Marketing Professional + Millennial Advocate, Rebecca Doyle, National Rugby League and Kym Viant, Development Beyond Learning


Attending generationYOU was truly empowering.

Being surrounded by like-minded individuals and the founders who believe in the value us millennials have to offer was incredible.

I really feel like I got the most of the conference and would highly recommend it to all of my friends and would go again.

Past Attendee


generationYOU will be held at the brand new ICC Sydney located in the active precinct of Darling Harbour on Cockle Bay.