veski kickstart

The veski kickstart program provides a unique opportunity to build connections between students and industry, academia and business sectors to foster conversations, introductions and provide candidates with professional development to assist career progression.

veski kickstart’s key focus is to ensure existing researchers and innovators are business ready by:

  • providing training and awareness of enterprise skills;
  • connecting them to industry; and
  • ensuring they remain relevant and prepared for career progression

Each veski kickstart session provides STEM Masters, PhD and early-career researchers, from across Australian universities, the opportunity to engage with and learn from, sector specialists who provide insight into career paths; how to manage expectations; assist in developing key skills to aid career progression, and how to navigate differing cultural environments.

Adding the veski kickstart program to our Centre of Excellence annual summit was invaluable. The variety of topics covered and real life advice provided to our students was something they not only needed and wanted, but deserved

Professor James Whisstock

Director, ARC CoE for Advanced Molecular Imaging

The veski kickstart events are part of the veski skills, training & education component of our proactive outreach activities – to ensure Australia continues to foster innovative thinking, build capacity in all aspects of our workforce including enterprise skills to capitalise on its investment in educating great minds – by providing them with opportunities to contribute and sustain dynamic careers.

Every veski kickstart activity is tailored to suit the specific needs of the audience with industry leaders sharing their experiences, panels of specialists providing unique insights, masterclasses and facilitated networking sessions.

For more information about the veski kickstart program, please contact admin [at]