Published: 16 May 2018
Graduate students are invited to take part in the first ever U21/PwC Innovation Challenge.
The Challenge requires students to respond to situations faced by the workforce of the future, to which they can apply your current knowledge and experiences. Universitas21 and PwC, two globally-focused organisations, want students to gain early exposure to global work opportunities, and the opportunity to communicate their specialist knowledge, skills and talents to potential employers. PwC’s client companies will benefit from the opportunity of an early introduction to the best emerging talent from UNSW.
Please note, this competition is only open to graduate students currently registered on a programme at the UNSW Sydney (programmes include taught masters, research masters and PhDs).
Students should prepare a video response of a maximum of 3 minutes to the following challenge:
We are living through a fundamental transformation in the way we work; automation and 'thinking machines' are replacing human tasks, changing the skills that organisations are looking for in their people. But what will the future look like? PwC has developed four scenarios in their 'Workforce of the Future' study (www.pwc.com/people): a Red World where innovation rules; a Blue World where corporate is king; a Green World where companies care, and a Yellow World where humans come first.
Assuming you find yourself on a journey that looks like it ends in a ‘Red World’ scenario (where Innovation Rules), what are the pros and cons for you? What skills will be important for individuals to thrive in this world, and how do you plan on adapting to it?
The main prize will be a fully-paid expenses trip to Dubai for one week valued at $3000. The visit will take place preferably in early September 2018.
UNSW Sydney will be competing against students from six other U21 member universities.
The challenge opens on Monday 23 April 2018 and closes Friday 25 May 2018.
Your Video will be judged based on two criteria;
Comprehension and Content
Engagement and Communication
For Entrants: By submitting your proposal in video format, you are acknowledging that your ideas/research will be made publicly accessible and shared with industry professionals. Videos will be uploaded to Vimeo and disseminated through the U21 website, and PwC’s media channels. Judges, reviewers, staff and the audience will not be asked to sign non-disclosure statements. If your presentation draws on work/research that is being/has been conducted under contract with an outside sponsor, please discuss the related contractual terms of confidentiality and intellectual property with your supervisor(s) before participating in this competition. U21 and PwC may take photographs, videotapes and/or audiotapes of the presentations or copy material prepared for use in the presentation, for promotional purposes.