Future Ready Series

The now, near and distant future.

The future of work has arrived and it's evolving fast. Can you keep pace?

To help you become adaptable and resilient in the face of change, we are hosting Future Ready; a virtual three-part series open to business, accounting and finance tertiary students. The sessions are designed to support you during challenging times and help you learn about skills useful for the future.

Why you should attend?

Through the knowledge-building sessions, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Hear from people in different walks of life on how to deal with uncertainty, skills you can work on to improve your employability, and create a sustainable career path.
  • Learn tips and techniques helping you cope in difficult situations allowing you to thrive professionally and personally.
  • Gain insights into the accounting industry, the rise of technology and how it impacts the nature of work
  • Receive an exclusive invite to employability workshops conducted by ReadyGrad* (more information below)


  • Session 1: The Here and Now

    Do you know how to overcome your fear of the great unknown or wondering what you can do now to upskill yourself? Move beyond dwelling on the things you can't control and learn how to face uncertainty with courage.

    Date & time: Wednesday, 9 September – 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (AEST)

  • Session 2: The Near Future

    Wondering how to set yourself up for career success in the 'new normal' once you graduate? Discover how you can build your toolbox of resilience strategies to anticipate the future, be ready for challenge and open to change.

    Date & time: Wednesday, 23 September – 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (AEST)

  • Session 3: The Distant Future

    What skills will you need as your career progresses and what strategies can you adopt now to stay ahead of the curve? Explore what the future of work looks like with the advancement of technology, the skills you can hone to survive and thrive and actions that can help you foster career longevity.

    Date & time: Wednesday, 7 October – 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (AEST)

  • Readygrad Employability Workshops

    Post the above 3 sessions, you will have the chance to attend a series of exclusive workshops facilitated by Readygrad* held between 20 -22 October and focuses on:

    • Topic 1: Personal branding and building your network
    • Topic 2: The Graduate recruitment journey
    • Topic 3: Transitioning into a corporate life

    Readygrad is a graduate employability specialist working closely with students, graduates, universities and education providers, and industry partners to help increase the employability of the next generations.

    *Only those who attend one of the previous knowledge-building series and are a Student Affiliate will receive an invite to the Readygrad workshops. You will have the option to sign up as a Student Affiliate when registering for the Future Ready series.

    Please note: The invites will be sent out after all the 3 previous sessions have concluded. Places for the Readygrad workshops are strictly limited to 100 students for each workshop and are on a first come, first serve basis post receiving the invite.

The Future Ready Series has now concluded. To receive invites to similar events, please sign up as a Student Affiliate. 

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