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Invitation to pose challenges for the #RealDayOut 2017

You are invited to pose challenges and hosts stops for the Real Day Out where the future workforce, high school students from the Australian Science and Mathematics School (ASMS), will solve real world problems.

We wish we had something like the Real Day Out when we were at school!

What’s in it for you and the students?

Watch this video to hear about the gems that students uncovered for world leading companies like FCT Flames, who make torches for the Olympic Games, fire and water (impossible) effects, for opening ceremonies and events.


Think about a challenge, task or real world problem that you’d like to get fresh ideas on and you can pose this to the student groups (10-12 people/group).  Students can provide feedback and ideas or create videos and Augmented Reality content for your organisation.

Examples of previous might help such as:

  • Brainstorm ways that SA could attract more visitors – take photos and design captions for marketing and promoting Adelaide
  • Create videos highlighting your stop and/or make an Augmented Reality clue for a GigCity/Smart City tour
  • Experiment and answer STEM based questions with real world application
  • Find social enterprises in South Australia – what problems are they trying to solve?
  • Get ideas on careers and skills needed for the future workforce
  • How could event and festival tech be used to improve the experience as well as the journey to/from?
  • Inform South Australian government strategies, support and programs for young people
  • Interview a Minister or MP on the steps of Parliament House
  • Map out Adelaide’s emerging smart city infrastructure
  • Review marketing materials, social media and websites to make improvements for target audiences
  • Try out new discovery technologies (AR, VR, 3D printing, AI, Mixed Reality etc.), consider opportunities for application and youth engagement
  • What are the best social media channels to introduce startups to new markets or to communicate with young people?
  • Where are the opportunities to provide flame effects for events in SA?

Imagine what it would have been like for you at high school if you had real world problems to solve, new connections to meet, and got insight into where jobs are moving to.

On the Real Day Out, students say things like,Amazing day, great opportunity and glad I got to go on it” and “Gave ideas of careers that we hadn’t even heard of…”

When and where is it happening?

Date: 21 September 2017

Time: 10.00 am – 2.00 pm (with 3 stops for 45-60 mins each)

The Real Day Out locations are Adelaide CBD, Northern Adelaide, Thebarton and Tonsley with around 230 year 10 and 11 students participating in total.

What happens at the stops?

If you are at a location other than your office, please bring in some props, banner and/or information.  For example, FCT Flames may show the Olympic torches, Golden North might share ice-cream samples and others may have demos or equipment.

Please have hard copies of the challenges and any other material that you’d like to share.  Students will have their devices on them so they can always look up website and/or video links.  Please be at your stop ready to go at least 15 minutes prior to the time slot.

At each stop there will be a Real Day Out team member to help you with hosting. Students are encouraged to introduce themselves to you and you’ll have 45 mins – 1 hour max to:

  • introduce yourself and meet the students (3 minutes)
  • explain what you do, typical day etc. (2 minutes)
  • talk about your job role/career now and into the future (5 minutes)
  • set a challenge or problem for the students related to your business be it export, global connections and/or international opportunities (20 minutes)
  • capture solutions and feedback (5-10 minutes)

Please make the challenges achievable in the timeframe, practical and interactive and something that provides mutual benefit to you and the students.

How do you get involved?

You can host 1, 2 or 3 stops for the Real Day Out at a location of your choice.  This can be at your office, or in a coworking space or venue that we will book out for the day, so it doesn’t matter if you are based somewhere else.

Book your stop times by clicking on your preferred location:

When you click Register, you can choose your stops times (hopefully all 3;)).

What about social media and who should I contact?

You’re welcome to join us on social media too, each group will use #RealDayOut as well as their own team hashtag.  Please take a group photo and post on your social media with #RealDayOut.
Participants may follow you and/or your organisations on social media, they may also wish to connect with you on LinkedIn.

If you have any questions about the Real Day Out please contact Jessica Perry via jessica@careerblueprint.com.au and 0433 574 253.

Thanks again for supporting this innovative development activity and we hope you enjoy the ASMS Real Day Out 2017!


One Comment

  • Sarah Gun says:

    Brilliant – what a program – we can not wait to assist with hosting all these students Jess.
    Sarah and Anne and the GOGO team.

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