Australia graduates over 320,000 students per year, employers are demanding more and more, what can you do to set yourself apart from your peers? Academics, extra-curricular activities, university project work will be on every resume or application flooding the bank's, tech giant's or consultancy firm's inboxes.
QLC.io and the UNSW Business School is sponsoring opportunities to spend 6 weeks working intimately with an innovative tech start-up in Asia, in the comfort of a cafe, the train ride home or where ever your laptop takes you.
What you can expect
Innovation & problem solving skills
A story to share in your next interview or resume about the time you worked closely with an innovative business solving big problems and trying to change the world.
1000+ people have gone through our projects
Here's what they said
"100% QLC is an amazing program that provides global opportunities for students to get involved and work with innovative start-ups in Asia."
Larry, Digital Marketing Strategy for an Cross-Border Delivery Platform
"I learnt a lot more working hands-on with the startup rather than getting spoonfed. The milestones were very clear, separating one big task into several smaller ones. This helped my team and I get more organised and develop a great range of skills."
Bianca, Content Marketing Strategy for a Gifting E-commerce Startup
"Working in a team from different nationalities and cultures was a huge takeaway as we got to learn and share so much from everyone. It was a great insight in the working of manufacturing companies as we focussed more on that area ."
Kevin, Business Development for an Analytics Platform for Manufacturers
How it works
Find opportunities based on your aspirations
Remote, part-time and online for 6 weeks
Get real-time interaction with your team mentor
Get matched to a mentor from a startup or social enterprise
Weekly reading and video materials
Bite sized tasks focussing on Digital Marketing, Business Development or Data Analytics
Connect virtually with like-minded people
In person and online meet ups to build a global network
How do I work on a project from Asia or Europe when I'm not there?
I’m currently studying full time, will I be able to fit this in?
Yes! Projects are designed for busy people with existing full time commitments like studying or working full time. Expect to spend 5-8 hours per week learning, interacting with your team and applying it to your project! You will have 1 fixed online meeting time per week, but the rest will be in your own time.
Do you have projects relevant to my degree?
This is not a traditional internship. Projects are designed around the digital skills needed by the most in-demand modern careers - digital marketing, data analytics and business development. These are also some of the biggest skills gaps at companies today.
Aspiring accountants are being armed with data visualisation tools, lawyers are becoming digital ready. You will develop skills for the future that can increasingly be applied cross-discipline.
What type of people will I be working with?
Your Project Mentor/s are the hosts of your project and will be the subject matter experts behind what you are building. They could be the founders of exciting companies bringing innovative solutions to life, or heads of departments at fast growing tech companies. Some projects will also be in a small team of 2-5 students from different universities, just as passionate about this as you.
How are candidates selected?
Student applications are reviewed based on the alacrity and ambition to work on a certain project. The best candidates are extremely passionate about the problem their project is solving and the impact they can create with their solution. Tell us about that story in your application.
Do I need experience?
Experience can be useful but is not essential. Just-in-time learning works just as well. This is not a regular internship. You will be challenged to help small companies solving big problems who may be fighting against the odds to grow. Bring your creativity and determination.
How many projects can I apply for?
As many as you would like! We encourage you to apply for a few projects which interest you to increase your participation odds. We have new projects popping up every month, so check back for new projects with new start dates!
What does this mean for my career?
Students who successfully complete a project will be sent a digital certificate they can share onto their LinkedIn profile. Many of our Project Mentors have also provided amazing LinkedIn references upon completion.
You will have digital skills crafted, a new web of like-minded peers and a kick ass story to tell future employers.
Only 5% of us choose the right career the first time around.
University is the time for you to experiment with your options and find what works for you.
QLC.io lets you explore alternative career and lifestyle experiences. But don’t fret and panic about dropping everything just yet. We help you make the small steps and turn them into big strides. Use our projects to try something different. Something more suited to your interests, goals and personal pursuits.