About the C2 Program

Pathways for Women into STEM and Technical Companies

 

Be part of the change you want to see! Build career pathways for women into future-focused companies in this half day career hack. Registraton is open to women-identifying students and recent graduates as well as women transitioning into the STEM and technical workforce. You could win mentoring, internships and even cash!

Register to participate

Create and collaborate for your career

At each career hack, participants will be placed in a team with 3-4 other members, generally from different courses of study, but with some cross-over of goals and objectives. In these teams, participants will build a women-led program to improve diversity within the tech company or companies associated with the event.

You’ll be given a canvas to work on together, and all the tools and resources you need to create real change – all in one half day!

All teams will be assisted by members of staff from these companies, and they will get a chance to imagine a future where they are creating the change they want to see. And at the end of each event, teams will pitch what they have built to senior decision makers and get a chance to win further mentoring or an internship with the company.

Who needs a job interview, when you can have a Career Hack! Take charge of your future and register to participate in a C2 event.

What happens at the events?

We know it can be challenging to meet new people, so we are making this the easiest experience possible.

When and where is each event?

Each career hack runs from 1-5pm. Dates are on the Registration page. Sydney events take place at UTS Startups in Building 15 at University of Technology Sydney. Events in Melbourne take place at RMIT (building details coming soon!).

But I don’t have a tech background!

The whole point of this event is to have women from a variety of backgrounds – arts, design, business, IT, engineering, health, education – or anything else! You are all welcome, and the program is designed to help you see what kind of career you could forge in tech companies with your unique skill set.

What happens if there’s a lockdown for Covid?

We can run these events online if there are any more lockdowns, but we would like to hold these events face-to-face. Not only will you get to meet other brilliant women but you’ll get to meet and chat with company representatives as part of the activities in the hack. And don’t worry – we have a Covid-safe plan for operation of all events. All are welcome to wear masks if they choose, and we will have hand sanitisers on hand and staff to help if you feel unwell.

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C2 Career Hacks

Companies involved

Participants at each event

Teams

How C2 came to be

The C2 – Create and Collaborate program is possible with the support of the National Careers Institute Partnership program, and the Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment. This helps pays for the creation of the toolkit and materials as well as the coordination of the Career Hack series, and research outputs.

The C2 – Create & Collaborate: Careers for Women – program is designed for women students at universities who are transitioning into the workforce. Working with tech companies of varying size and complexity, we have developed a Career Hack, introducing women into a series of technology firms or companies where women have traditionally been underrepresented. The half day event will allow participants to work in groups to identify opportunities for roles in these companies and in other, similar organisations. Participants receive mentoring with company representatives at the event and could win ongoing mentoring or internships after the event.

National Careers InstituteAustralian Govt Dept of Education Skills and Employment

Interviews with Prof Deb Polson and Company Partner, ISPT

Pitches 30 May 2022: Sydney, UTS

Pitches 11 July 2022: Melbourne, Foy’s Arcade

Pitches 4 August 2022: Sydney, UTS Startups

With Optus and Salesforce

Get in Touch

Still have questions? Not sure if this is right for you? We will be happy to answer any concerns or questions you have. After all, we’re here to help you find a new path for your career. We want the best for you.

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