When you start out as a new graduate, you are made to complete a bunch of boring eLearning modules and compliance training.
And then you're told that you will learn everything else on the job.
Sounds great – except that learning on the job sucks. It doesn't work.
The problem is that:
So here's the truth:
If you sit around passively waiting to learn things on the job, then you’ll find yourself frustrated and disappointed in your lifeless career.
Meanwhile, you’ll watch on with envy as your more proactive peers earn admiration and praise from management, and are promoted way ahead of you.
You'll end up like this guy:
If you had the right skillset, then:
And most of all, you could simply demonstrate your skills to your manager, and earn that top performance rating and fast-tracked promotion.
A few years ago, I caught up with some ex-consulting colleagues for after-work drinks at a city bar.
...and after many Espresso Martinis (ahem) an idea was born. 🍸
Since we had moved into management, we quickly realized that most of our team members lacked fundamental corporate skills and it was holding them back.
It wasn’t their fault. They simply weren’t offered the right training early in their careers.
So for the next few hours, we debated the core skills that every new grad should learn.
Specifically, we wanted to identify the high-value skills that take you from a “naive new grad” to the top talent program.
These are things like problem-solving, structured thinking, Excel modeling, storytelling with PowerPoint, and executive communication.
And from there spawned the 3 Week Career Accelerator for New Graduates.
The systems, techniques, and processes you'll learn in the Career Accelerator have been developed and perfected over decades by top consulting firms like McKinsey & Co, BCG, and Bain & Co.
Yes, I said processes.
It's the least sexy word in the world, but the right processes will empower you with the correct "next step" for any business situation:
See? Processes are awesome. 😎
Here’s what the Career Accelerator won’t do: it won’t lecture at you.
In fact, that's gotta be the worst way to learn. It's no different than finding some crappy eLearning module, where you skip to the quiz at the end and guess the answers.
(Yes we all do it. 😉)
Instead of that, we will work through a super instructive real-world case study together. Just like Harvard Business School’s famous case method.
Not only will you immediately apply the things that you’ve just learned, but you can also ask questions and get advice in real-time.
Over 3 x 90-minute live workshops, we’ll take that real-world case study, work it through end-to-end, and learn new skills as we do it.
Here's what we'll cover:
In this workshop, you'll be introduced to Prestige Worldwide, the organization at the center of our case study.
Prestige Worldwide is having a serious profitability problem. They are bleeding money! But they don't know why.
In this workshop, you will apply McKinsey's hypothesis-based problem solving method to break down the problem in a logical and structured manner. You'll end up with a comprehensive list of every potential cause of Prestige Worldwide's profitability problem.
You'll learn how to:
By the end of this workshop, you will have a repeatable methodology that you can use to break down and solve business problems. You'll feel confident solving any problem, no matter how complex or ambiguous.
In the last workshop, you learned that Prestige Worldwide has a profitability problem. Then you used a scientific approach to break down the problem into an comprehensive list of hypotheses.
Now it's time to test those hypotheses.
In this workshop, you'll design and build a fully-functioning Excel model that uses multiple data sources to test your hypotheses. And you'll uncover the true cause of Prestige Worldwide's profitability problem.
You'll learn how to:
By the end of this workshop, you'll have the skills to design and build Excel models for any business situation. You'll have advanced quantitative modelling skills, just like an investment banker.
In the last workshop, you built an Excel model to test a number of hypotheses that might have been causing Prestige Worldwide's profitability problem.
And now that you have found the root causes of the profitability problem, it's time to communicate your findings using the corporate tool of choice: PowerPoint.
In this workshop, you'll build a PowerPoint slide deck that is designed to persuade an executive audience to accept your findings and action your recommendations. It'll be just like those from top-tier strategy consultants at McKinsey, BCG and Bain.
You'll learn how to:
By the end of this workshop, you'll have a repeatable method to build executive-ready presentations that are guaranteed to hit the mark. Your slides will be clear, comprehensive, and persuasive.
For a limited time only, you have a rare opportunity to enroll in the Career Accelerator for a fraction of the normal price.
We are running a pilot cohort to validate our case study, test our teaching methods, and gather feedback on the course.
But don't worry -- we take it very seriously.
We're yet to finalize the price, but it'll be something around the $150-250 mark (a bargain for 3 live workshops over 4.5 hours!)
You'll get everything that's included in the final version of the course. This includes all the live workshops and course materials, and all updates forever.
Plus, this also includes all the PowerPoint templates, pre-built Excel models, and cheatsheets that we will build for the final version of the program. They are all yours!
To notified about the pilot cohort and get the opportunity to join when it goes live, drop your email down below.
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