Student Academy 2021

The Dubai Lynx Virtual Student Academy aims to empower and equip students in their creative pursuits and provide them with a toolkit for success in the corporate world. For the first time ever, students can go one-to-one with the industry’s leading experts, workshop and be inspired in their journey to securing the perfect job - whether that’s in the corporate world or as an influencer and celebrity. 

The Academy looks at every aspect of creative success, such as:

  • Life in the limelight
  • The journey to becoming an influencer
  • Tips on employability
  • Do’s and don’ts from recruitment geniuses
  • Becoming a strong female in leadership
  • How to become a brilliant creative

The Student Academy is now open for registration. The Academy will run virtually and is free-to-attend. Book your favorite sessions and join from your homes or classrooms on October 13, 2021.

Find your voice | Oct 13 at 10:15 am GST

Have you ever wondered what drives people's success? How do we discover our passion? How do we 'make it' in the industry and become the next big thing? It starts with learning our own creative identity and celebrating who we are. Find out about Aylissa Boyce’s journey on finding her voice and the chain of events that led her to become one the most famous radio hosts in the MENA region.

Featured Speaker
Aylissa Boyce | Radio Presenter at Luv 107.1 Dubai

Insights from Creative Gurus | Oct 13 at 11am GST

So, you want to become a creative?

The next Don Draper? The next Peggy Olsen? The coolest graphic designer? Hear from the industry's award-winning creatives on their path to success as they discuss their journey from a young graduate to an agency leader.

This session will explore:
  • An insider's view on areas like what the creative industry is really like
  • Is a career in the creative industry a viable option for
  • How to get a foot in the door
  • For those in school, how do we stay creatively challenged even when we're buried in coursework?
  • What are the valuable lessons they have learned throughout their creative careers? And how did they succeed, even as a fresher in an agency?
Register now

Lynx Live

Moderator: Hanisha Lalwani   

VP - MEPRA Youth Board
Senior Marketing Manager, MEA, Michael Page Recruitment Agency

Lynx Live

Panelist: Jennifer Fischer

Chief Innovation Officer
TBWA/RAAD

Panelist: Simon Reid

Executive Creative Director
AKQA Digital Agency 

Panel: Graduated . . . Now What? | Oct 13 at 1pm GST

So you've spent over a decade of your early life in academia and now you've been thrown into the real world. #Adulting can be super overwhelming, especially when you're a fresher with minimal to no experience. Hear from the region’s leading recruitment experts as they tackle themes around entrepreneurship, employability and full time employment. For all of you soon-to-be-graduates stepping out into the world with no idea what to do or where to go, this session unpacks the guide on #adulting after uni.

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Lynx Live

Moderator: Elena Agaragimova

Talent Development Specialist | Co-founder
Bessern and Bloom Youth

Lynx Live

Panelist: Margaret Flanagan

Co-founder
Tales and Heads 

Lynx Live

Panelist: Richard Smith

Regional Director and Founder 
SALT Recruitment Agency, MENA