My Xplore Year
Career Design · Experiential Learning · International networking
Spend 8 months developing your professional profile. During this program you will be able to design your career, meet and get inspired by industry leaders and work on real life projects. All while building international connections with your peers, your mentors and clients.
This program is designed to work in teams remotely. You will have live sessions with coaches (which will be recorded in case you miss them) and the projects are mentored by experts.
During the program you will have access to a skills based platform so you will be able to upskill your professional profile with self-led courses. Moreover, your coach will provide you with extra opportunities to take the most out of your “Xplore Program” such as volunteering, extra curricular activities, live programs, etc.
This experience will provide you tangible work experience to be ready for future jobs and source your 2021 internship.
Part 2 - Micro Internships
You will work for international companies. You will work on 3 projects improving their brand storytelling, developing an influencer strategy for their social media and boosting their visual communication.
Part 3 - Social & Service
All the companies you will work with are service based organizations in Europe, Latin America and Africa. They work towards the Social Development Goals from the United Nations in goals like quality education, climate action, inequality and zero hunger.
Part 4 - International Networking
During the 8 month program you will be able to attend 8 talent talks led by international expert leaders and influencers in their field. Your mentors, coaches and clients will also be from different countries, which will provide you with a wide network of reliable contacts for your professional future.
Part 5 - Entrepreneurship
The last 2 months of the program you will work on your own business idea. Your coach will guide you through all the steps to consider when starting a business. The objective is that you have an expansive idea of the process of creating a startup and the skills needed to do so.
Part 6 - Upskilling
You will work with your coach on which skills you should acquire and improve considering your needs, the market and your field. To do so, you will have 12 months access to a skills based online training platform.
1. Brand Storytelling
Do you know what storytelling for brands is and how it helps companies to engage with their audience? During this first module, you will advise an international company on how to improve their messaging across multiple platforms. Improving your professional profile will be a natural progression of your work.
2. Influencer Strategy
You have probably heard about influencer marketing. It sits beside social media and content marketing. In part 2 you will learn how to design, build and implement an influencer marketing strategy for an international client.
3. Visual Communication
During the third project you will develop your visual communication skills. You will be introduced to digital programs and tools while working on a project for your final international company and improving your resume and portfolio.
Launching a project requires a process and a series of actions and decisions. Together with your mentor, you will learn how to launch a project based on a challenge and how to pitch and improve your public speaking skills.
1:1 career coaching with experts
Define your values and boost your self-brand
Get ready to source and secure your 2021 internship
Gain real work experience
Work for international brands
Boost your portfolio to showcase your experience
Learn transferable skills for the workplace
Meet industry experts and influencers
Learn from your mentors
Client interaction and team management
1:1 sessions with your mentor
8+ hours of talent talks from industry leaders and influencers
12 month access to more than 1000+ online courses and masterclasses
3 real life client projects
6+ hours international client interaction
Social enterprise work experience towards Sustainable Development Goals
Work on your startup project
Online courses on remote working and self brand
Client LinkedIn recommendation
Who is this Xperience for?
This course is for all individuals who:
Aren’t sure what to do in their career path.
Are taking a gap year in the academic year 20-21.
Are looking for an internship next year 2021.
Are interested in developing skills transferable to all industries.
Are interested in completing real work experience in the modern world.
Are interested in producing quality project work to boost their resume and portfolio.
Starting date: 5th of October 2021
Duration: 9 months
Program cost: 3500$ until August 31st
Resume with tangible work experience
Acquired transferable skills for the workplace
Career action plan
Tools and resources to source and secure your 2021 internship
Community of Career Xplorers
Maggie, 2020 participant
Cooper, 2020 participant
Paige, 2020 participant
How long is the course?
How many people are on the course?
Each course will have a maximum amount of 20 participants. During the sprints, you will work in teams of maximum 5 people.
What are the requirements to join the program?
No requirement needed. We just recommend a B1 english level (no certificate required).
Who are the experts or mentors?
The Xperts are the ones running the sessions and sharing their knowledge. They are experts in the field, with extensive professional experience and network.
What software is needed for this program?
Only Zoom. We use it for all the online sessions.
Who will I work with?
This is an international program, which means that your colleagues can be from different countries and disciplines, just like the coaches. For each project, we will split the cohort in smaller teams according to their skills and interests.
Who will the clients be?
You will work for a different client on each project, this means interacting with 3 clients during the program. The clients are always international companies, based in different cities around the world and from different industries. You will be told which client you will be working for when their program starts. You can see some examples above.
Can I participate if my major is not marketing or communication?
Of course you can. There is no requirement to participate in this program. The program is based on the area of marketing and communications. However, the methodology we use for the program allows us to transfer the knowledge learned to other fields of work. We have participants who are students of Biomedicine, nursing, engineering...
What do the participants value the most?
Working for international clients in micro projects to boost their resume, the 1:1 mentoring with Xperts and the team work they perform during the whole program.