Only 5% of millennials choose the right career the first time around. University is the time to experiment, gain valuable real-world experience and discover what works for you.
A partnership between UNSW Business School and QLC.io, the Orion Initiative is an opportunity for undergraduate and postgraduate business students to get involved with start-ups and social enterprise programs from Asia for six weeks. There are up to 200 places available.
You'll have the opportunity to learn how to build a business from the ground up, working online and remotely in small teams. Participating students will have access to our community of Corporate Coaches, who add an extra layer of personal and professional skills development for the duration of your project. They'll give insight on what it's like working at some of the most sought after companies in the world (think LinkedIn, Uber, Accenture), how to find a job overseas, as well as help you whip up your pitching and leadership skills into shape.
A Singaporean company co-founded by Will Fan, our UNSW Business School alumni, QLC.io offers an opportunity for millennials to explore alternative career and lifestyle experiences. They understand the challenges of millennials today and their aim is to help you as students build your skills and confidence through their projects in Asia. QLC.io wants to inspire you to try something different today, suited to your interests, goals and personal pursuits, to help you make a considered career decision.
Head to the registration page to tell us your story; what makes you excited to start the day, and where you would like to take your career or your life! Applications are now open.
Read through the areas of specialisation (Digital Marketing, Data Analytics and Business Development) and note them in your application, This will help us to pair you with the most appropriate company to further your skills and passions.
QLC.io will pair you with an innovative technology business based on your skills, background and personal goals.
Once you've been placed, get ready to spend 6 weeks accelerating your career with exciting opportunities and connecting with like-minded people around the world. Commencing in September 2016, projects are part-time and remote.
When you are on placement with your team, you will have access to top notch mentors not only from your respective companies but also from LinkedIn and Accenture to guide you through the process and lend insight into any challenges.
Orion Initiative now counts towards AHEGS accreditation. Not only do you get great experience working with upcoming companies and Industry leaders, but you get a supplementary transcript at the ceremony to celebrate the end of the internship.
Why does your business exist and why should your customers care? As an early stage start up it’s easy to think that a great service or product will attract a lot of customers. It’s rarely the case. You need to constantly sell your story to different people, increase engagement with existing and new users, and raise awareness using content in different channels.
Your role as a Digital Marketer is to find cost-effective ways to share your start-up’s compelling mission and vision statements identify your target audience and build a strong following of influencers. Social Media Strategy, Content Marketing and Growth Hacking are functions that fall under the Digital Marketing banner.
Running a start-up is like sitting in a rollercoaster with no rails. There are ups and downs, unexpected turns with no clear long term direction. The unpredictability and the risk is what intimidates most people, but what gets entrepreneurs excited, regardless of the number of rides they take.
That said, they can find comfort in start-up analytics to help with logical and rational business decisions. Why? Well, would you purchase a property without knowing about the location, price or history? Would you buy a race horse without knowing how old it was, how much it cost and how much it could potentially make? Probably not.
Your role as a Data Guru is to make informed decisions through identifying trends, patterns, problem areas and success factors before they even sink in any capital. This comes down to understanding what metrics you want to measure, and the goals you’re aiming for.
Being the Business Person at a start-up isn’t easy. While the engineers are busy coding away your product, you should be out meeting customers and potential partners. The product you’re selling might not even be live yet - so you’re (literally) selling a dream - and hopefully one day the dream will become a real product that buyers can use.
So what are the core activities that you’ll be doing in Business Development? Simple. Become the all-rounder combo between sales, relationship development, marketing, and the person who gets stuff done.
Meet a global network of like-minded individuals and connect through QLC.io's communication platform and weekly webinars hosted by industry professionals.
Gain real-world experience in your area of interest while getting your hands dirty at some of Asia's most exciting tech businesses.
Get access to online toolkits and training material curated by the QLC.io team that can help you gain better insight into your project industry and role.
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"Joining Orion, I was able to explore on my interest in entrepreneurship and business. The remote working style was fresh and exposed us to new challenges and super awesome tools. Working with a brilliant cofounder, the hustle of startup was eye-opening and infectious."
"One of the key takeaways from this project was the understanding of starting a startup, it's not easy and no-one is going to do everything for you, nor do you have all the skills necessary to run everything yourself. Breaking down the problem for our startup, we were able to model an innovative marketing strategy to retarget our distribution efforts, and we were happy that we're able to help create value in such a short time in a role and industry we started off unfamiliar with."
"The challenge of creating inbound marketing strategies for a totally unfamiliar demographic in a foreign country was both daunting and exciting. During the 6 weeks time, there were no constraints on our design thinking process. I successfully collaboratedwith my team to produce an innovative marketing plan. On top of that, I would say connecting with like-minded individuals is the most valuable takeaway from the project with QLC.io."
"The most impactful element was the way that the weekly material released by QLC linked up with the work we were doing. Seeing the stories of various startup leaders and how they learnt quickly in the lifetime of their startup was inspiring and often very insightful."