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About the Experience Accelerator

The CSE Connect Experience Accelerator is an intensive programme that demands extensive collaboration, independence, commitment and ownership to complete it successfully. Are you ready for the challenge?

Primary Aims of the Accelerator

The CSE Connect Experience Accelerator is an intensive programme that demands extensive collaboration, independence, commitment and ownership to complete it successfully. The aims of the programme are:

  • To bridge the gap between academic learning and practical industry-relevant skills.

  • To accelerate the transition from learning to career advancement by through intensive, focused experiences.

  • Provide participants with access to workshops, courses, and seminars led by subject specialists.

  • Offer live, real-world projects and challenges that allow participants to apply their learning in practical and impactful ways.

  • Foster a community of collaboration, feedback, and support, enhancing learning experiences and network building.​

What are the benefits?

On successful engagement and completion of the full CSE Connect Experience Accelerator, participants can expect the following:

  • Get practical experience, contextualise knowledge and skills acquired during your academic studies, within a real-world scenario. 
     

  • Collaborate on live projects as a member of a team, where projects are based on solving real problems, that require real solutions, that aim to have a real impact, on real people.
     

  • Enhance your professional skills (e.g., problem-solving abilities, communication, teamwork, and time management).
     

  • Expand your professional network through interactions with professionals, supervisors, project colleagues and the broader CSE Connect community.
     

  • Evidence your achievements by having them formally and publicly acknowledged on live problem book pages and a validated through the your personal Competencies, Achievements, Skills and Experience  (CASE) Activity Tracker.
     

  • Develop your professional profile by receiving a formal LinkedIn recommendation from CSE Connect and/or collaborating partners.
     

  • Self-assess and explore your interests, strengths and weaknesses in a professional context, so that you can make informed decisions about your future career choices. 
     

  • Request professional references from project supervisors, collaborating colleagues or CSE Connect, which can strengthen your future job applications.

Getting Started

Apply to join the Accelerator

You can submit an application here.
Note: As part of the application process, you will need to pass an interview.

Pass an Interview & access our Virtual Learning Environment

  • Following the successful completion of an interview, you will be given access to our virtual learning environment, where requirements and administration of the programme are specified in detail. 
     

  • During the entirety of the programme you will have the opportunity to assemble a personalised portfolio as evidence of your activities and engagement with the programme. 
     

  • Your performance on the programme will be quantitatively scored and published to your private Activity Tracker profile page.
     

  • You will have 12 months to complete the entire programme.

 Evidence your achievements through your Personal CASE Activity Tracker

  • During the entirety of the programme you will have the opportunity to assemble a personalised portfolio as evidence of your activities and engagement with the programme. Activities and engagements include:

    • Events that you attend and role that you played in attending them (e.g., Organiser, Presenter, Attendee)

    • Publications (e.g., Articles, Posts, Podcasts, Videos, Virtual Network Assets)

    • Internship Projects  (e.g., Those derived from the CSE Connect Problem Book)

    • Workshops (e.g., CSE Connect competency and employability workshops)

    • Technical Competencies (e.g., Based on skills and knowledge acquired during Internship Projects)
       

  • Your performance on the programme will be quantitatively scored and published to your private CASE Activity Tracker profile page.
     

  • You will have 12 months to complete the entire programme. On successful completion of the Experience Accelerator, you will receive a LinkedIn Recommendation based in the Internship Project that you have completed.

Accelerator Learning Journey & Deliverables

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