Brought to you by the MBA Careers and Professional Development team, the Accelerate Your Career (AYC) program is a self-paced blended learning opportunity designed to accelerate participants towards their career goals by developing a ‘go-to-market’ strategy for their next career move, through online and in-person workshops, activities, and autonomous learning exercises.

If you are graduating this year, want to prepare early, or if you are not sure about your career strategy, this is the perfect three-week program to get you on track for your career journey.  

Who is this for? 

This workshop is designed for all UQ MBA Community (students and alum) who are looking to make an impact in a short amount of time! Previous participants found they were able to prepare themselves for career advancement or take their first step towards making a career transition.

Program details: 
  • Commencing in May 2023, we recommend students complete the program within three weeks contributing approximately one-two hours a week.

  • Approximately six hours of self-paced content delivered online via Practera.

  • Three complementary milestone events with a combination of in person and live online workshops

Registrations close on Wednesday 26 April 2023

Please note: this program will only run if the minimum number of participants is met.

AYC Milestone Events 

To maximise your learnings from this program, we highly recommend you attend all three milestone events. 

Welcome to AYC - Planning your career strategy

Wednesday 3 May, 7:15–8:30am, UQ Brisbane City 

Launching the AYC program, we invite you to join us in-person for a light breakfast and presentation from our guest speaker and alumni, Katrina King. This session will explore how to gain a promotion internally if you enjoy where you work but would like to be challenged more in a new role, are there internal structures you should be aware of (HR Director).

This event will leverage learnings from Planning for career transition webinar in March 2023. 

Preparing your career strategy 

Wednesday 10 May, 12–1pm, Online

In this live webinar, we will discuss your pre-reading and Odyssey plans that you have worked through your AYC program so far. We will break up into small breakout rooms where you will have the opportunity to discuss one of your plans with fellow participants. This event will be working through your "value proposition" to observe if it needs to be changed for your new audience, as well as discussing growth industries and how your skills may transition. 

Getting application ready

Wednesday 17 May, 12–1pm, Online

With a clear vision and understanding of the value you would bring to an industry. It is time to prepare for applications and begin applying for roles. A representative from our AI system VMock will go through how to best utilise their system to write an effective resume for the market in 2023 (General or Consultancy). We will also be outlining best practice for cover letters, selection criteria, interview preparation and negotiating your salary, when you are successful at gaining an offer. 

About MBA Events

Our MBA events complement the learning experience within the MBA program providing our students with access to employability events, guest speakers, industry events and networking opportunities. 


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