Dedicated In Helping You Find A Career Path You Love.

When our founders Lily & Jamie founded Austern, they wanted to solve 3 key problems that face so many students and graduates. Why? Because they felt it first hand themselves. If one of the following profiles resonate with you, then Austern’s 3 week Career Bootcamp is perfect for you. 
 
  1. The Undecided and Explorer: I have no idea what I want to do. What opportunities are out there in the world? What career path will match my passions and values? 
  2. The Inexperienced: How do I gain experience with no experience to begin with?
  3. The Self-Developer: How do I prepare myself for this ever-changing workforce? How can I evolve my skillsets?
 
Our 3 week Career Bootcamp is designed to challenge and hone your existing skillsets, to develop your passions and become an avid problem solver. This is all whilst being situated in amazing locations around the world. 
 
Whether you want to work for someone else or start your own business, Austern exposes you to range of global companies with our company challenges, A-level mentors to expand your network and instantly applicable workshops that will transform your analytical thinking, communication, personal branding and public speaking skills.
 
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"As a result of being part of the winning team, I was given the opportunity to skip the application process with thousands of contenders to becoming an intern at Uber. This entire process happened only a week after the Uber challenge. This is definitely something I wouldn’t have been able to get into on my own!"

Joanna Ding, 22

I am interested in joining the 3 Week Career Bootcamp. Could you explain what's included in detail?

1

2 x Company Challenges

Total: 64 hours

Within the 3 week bootcamp, you will be doing 2 company challenges lasting one week each. You will be working on real problems and opportunities companies face, completing an entire project from ideation to execution and pitching your solutions to executives at the end of the week. It’s not just another case competition, it's hands-on, involved with mentors assigned from the company, creating and testing solutions. 
 
The results:
  • You complete 2 entire projects for your portfolio within a 3 week period without wasting 6 months doing an internship doing coffee runs and photocopying.
  • You get to experience what type of environment suits your values and personality.
  • You’re making a tangible difference. Companies often execute our students’ solutions.
  • Many companies have hired students from the program. Instead of using resumes, they are able to accurately assess you based on how you interact with your team, how you pitch your ideas and problem solve.
  • You will have results to bring to the table for future job interviews and opportunities.

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2

Networking & Mentorship

Total: 10+ hours

In this world, it’s not necessarily enough with what you know, it’s who you know and more often than not, it’s who knows you. 
 
We run reverse mentoring sessions with top executives where you get to know on a personal level who are available for further 1-1 chats during the program. Participants are also able to tap into our existing mentor networks.
 
To complement this, we’ve combined A/B tested specialised Linkedin workshops to develop your personal brand so that by the end of program, you will have the tools to reach out to networks you may previously have felt were out of your league.
 
The results:
  • Grow your global network with decision makers.
  • Gain perspectives from people who have walked the journey and learn from their successes and failures.
  • Develop intimate relationships with company mentors, with Austern mentors and facilitators. These will last long after the program has finished.
  • Be inspired, be challenged and grow your mindset with different individuals.

Some Of The Inspiring Mentors In Our Network

Deeps De Silva

Head of Marketing Dropbox APAC

Vanessa Mente

Technical Recruiter of Google

Stefan Bruun

Managing Partner of Nova Founders

Sunita Kaur

Managing Director of Spotify Asia

George Stavrakakis

Director of Education at Microsoft

Alice Mong

Executive Director of Asia Society

Adam Brimo

Co-founder & CEO of Open Learning

Jane Lu

Founder & CEO of Showpo

Michelle Buultjens

Strategy Manager of Blue Print

Aaron Lee

Founder of Dash Serviced Suites, Forbes 30 Under 30

Emma Milson

Education Marketing Manager of Microsoft Australia

Janos Barberis

Founder of SuperCharger Accelerator

"The program pushed me out of my comfort zone in many ways and forced me to adapt to every situation as it was thrown at me. I gained many new skills and got to meet with many talented entrepreneurs whom I would never have had the chance to meet personally on my own."

Teja Motamarri, 21

3

Skill Building Workshops

Total: 15-20 hours

Our workshops are conducted mostly within the first week of the program to equip you before you start the two company challenges the following 2 weeks. You will be actioning the workshops immediately from communications and pitching, powerpoint presentations, story telling, Linkedin personal branding and a mock Austern 24 hour pitchfest. 
 
You will then wrap up the program with Resume and Interview workshops where you can directly apply everything you’ve learnt into your future. It’s not just work and no play, we have activities such as Amazing Race where you can explore the city and get to know your team mates. 
 
The results:
  • Hone important skills in a safe environment whilst pushing your boundaries. 
  • Grow your transferable experiences regardless of what discipline you’re studying or studied.
  • Put what you’ve learnt into action straight away with our fun and engaging activities.
  • Everything exists in this bootcamp for a reason and ties in with the common skills that all employers look for.
  • Tie everything together to gain insight to everything you’ve gained, acheived and conquered within the 3 weeks.

Employers care more about these skills than your academic grades

Skills you will gain out of the bootcamp

Critical Thinking & Analysis

Problem Solving

Presentation & Communication

Teamwork & Conflict resolution

Digital Literacy

Project Management

Networking

Personal Branding

3 Week Bootcamp Program Structure

AUD $2,970 (Asia & AU) US $2,970 (NY)

(Inclusive with 3 weeks of accommodation)

Week 1

1 x Austern Orientation
1 x Amazing Race
1 x Research Task
1 x Shark Tank & Presentation
2 x Workshops & Course Materials

Week 2

1 x Company Challenge
2 x Workshops & Course Materials
1 x Mentor Session
1 x Pitch Presentation

Week 3

1 x Company Challenge
1 x Resume Building
2 x Workshops & Course Materials
1 x Mentor Session
1 x Pitch Presentation

Week 1

1 x Austern Orientation
1 x Amazing Race
1 x Research Task
1 x Shark Tank & Presentation
2 x Workshops & Course Materials

Week 2

1 x Company Challenge
2 x Workshops & Course Materials
1 x Mentor Session
1 x Pitch Presentation

Week 3

1 x Company Challenge
1 x Resume Building
2 x Workshops & Course Materials
1 x Mentor Session
1 x Pitch Presentation

"Before my journey with Austern I could barely do an impromptu speech in front of a group of people, but throughout the program I slowly overcame my fear of speaking in front of big groups. I was able to further develop my communication, analytical and team work abilities. I realised I didn’t need to do commerce to contribute to my team and essentially I became aware of my strengths and weaknesses. "

Annie Lu, 20