Over the years, we’ve worked with some of the best and brightest enterprises in STEM: offering solutions, giving direction and helping them succeed with innovation.
We’ve also taught and mentored hundreds of students from across the globe, most of whom have gone on to do some impressive, cutting-edge work in STEM innovation. Hear from the people who have gained from our expertise.
I studied several units with Lucas, and what I gained was a better understanding of business practices and how to set up a business from scratch – preparing documents, stats for business reports and marketing reports… and then applying those learnings on a large Australian outdoor goods manufacturer.
I’m now the founder of a sports marketing company, C1 Sports. We work with current NBA players and Hall of Famers and major brands like Nike and Footlocker. We do a lot of report generation for these pro athletes – marketing reports, data analysis and more – to help them to understand the value of their brand and influence in Australia Asia- Pacific. I’m fortunate to have signed on some really big names – Kobe Bryant, Kyle Coleman, Jaylen Brown, Zach Randolph, Zhou Qi from China (who used to play for the Houston Rockets).
All these skills I’ve learned in Lucas’ units can be applied in real life. His courses helped me systematically generate data that really works, instead of random data without primary or secondary research. So the data is accurate, precise and actionable and scientific – which helps us sign on talent.
I believe that every graduate should undertake these units before they enter “real life.” You need to have these skillsets not just to apply for a job, but to make contributions at the workplace. Your management is going to pass on new projects to you – and what’s required is skill, not textbook knowledge. Lucas’ mentorship makes it easy to take your knowledge and ideas, apply them at the workplace, and make things happen!
Lucas is more than a professor – he’s a guide and mentor who wants to do more than just teach. He imparts real-life lessons that can be applied in real-life work situations that enables you to make an impact at the workplace.
Lucas courses helped me understand what it takes to succeed in the real world and execute important on-site tasks with ease and confidence. I also got a good handle on how to prepare reports and gather data. I recommend taking his course for the useful skills you will gain.
I studied with Lucas for a year and gained so much from his courses and mentorship. In 2018, after I graduated, he helped me get my foot in the door professionally – thanks to his warm recommendations, I was able to gain a full-time position as a digital marketer at E2Language, which kickstarted my career in DM.
As a teacher, he is enthusiastic, experienced and has the ability to make us learn faster and better. The courses he taught focussed not only on academic knowledge, but also on enhancing employability and making us job-ready. His module – Career Path Development Program for graduates – helped us make a smooth transition into the workforce.
Another useful module I studied with him was ‘Interpret Market Trends and Developments’ where I got to apply management tools and techniques in simulated situations. I performed quantitative analysis using Excel, which included sizing the target market and analysing a simulated company’s internal sales data. I also sourced a range of secondary, qualitative information to strengthen my report. I undertook P.E.S.T.L.E, external analysis as well as SWOT, and was able to recommend marketing strategies and tactics.
I have taken with me a number of contemporary tools, templates and resources that I can apply to my current role. He focuses on application and how things work in the real world, not textbook theory.
Without Lucas’ support and guidance, I don’t think I would have had the opportunity to obtain this job. I think the NewLedge®-program is very valuable for all students’ career development, and I would personally recommend it to others who want to get work experience and become job-ready.
Lucas is more than just a teacher – over the years, he has become a friend and collaborator who has helped me find my footing in the world of digital marketing. The modules I studied with him helped me greatly as it set up my own venture. Whether you are looking to score a job in an up-and-coming sector or build your own company, I highly recommend learning from him.
From getting my start as an IT officer at GBCA to my current role at global giant BP, Lucas guidance has helped me every step of the way. Unlike conventional teachers who stick to theory and what’s in the books, Lucas makes an effort to expose us to what employers are looking for so we can excel in our chosen fields.
Lucas has a very hands-on, practical approach, while most other lecturers tend to focus too much on theory. Lucas made sure that what we learned made a difference in our career and an impact on the business that we worked at. He focused on helping me lead and manage innovation and change in the workplace – and not just getting a better job, but an interesting job.
Lucas’ courses are centred around getting his students job-ready – not memorizing theory. I picked up a lot of useful tools that I’m able to apply to my current role, like leveraging data to make better decisions. I think any student would be lucky to learn under him and gain from his mentorship!
What Lucas taught me has helped me a great deal in my line of work, especially in putting forth ideas effectively. He also extends his warmth and goodwill beyond the classroom as a mentor and friend. As a graduate from South Korea, Lucas welcomes me into his family home where I stayed for 3 months and then travelled around Australia.
Lucas has a very engaging way of teaching and goes above and beyond to help his students learn concepts and apply them in real-life situations. There is much focus on learning beyond the books, which has helped me in other spheres of life. I recommend his course for anyone who is looking to make a mark in the business world.
STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematic and medicine) is evolving every day. NewLedge® for STEM is a unique, industry-relevant course for STEM graduates who want to acquire new skills, upgrade their knowledge and build a future-proof career in STEM.
Unlike universities that focus on imparting theoretical STEM knowledge, this program is focused on giving you real-world SKILLS that will help you build a rewarding, profitable career in STEM.
The high-performing companies we’ve worked with are on the lookout for talented graduates who possess a combination of scientific, technical and managerial capabilities and can work across multiple roles and functions, from product to marketing and beyond.
We help you look at innovation from a business perspective and teach you how to monetise your ideas, improve business performance across departments and make decisions like a CEO.
The course is 100% online. We don’t have a physical campus. You can access the course from anywhere in the world with a laptop/PC and an internet connection.
Access to the recorded lectures (which you can access at your own pace)
Case studies and study materials
15 one-hour-long masterclasses + 5 times 1-1 mentoring sessions (conducted LIVE and ONLINE) with your mentor, Lucas Merlo
Learners can enter the NewLedge® Program and access each topic within each Module. They are provided with access to the relevant bite-sized article, and activities to ensure the knowledge is transferred. All of this is explained in a video, that is on-point and clearly explains the content.
Over time we have found that self-paced courses are largely ineffective for most learners. That is why we include live training for each topic. The self-paced course is available to supplement the live training experience. No matter how well self-paced courses are created, for the majority of learners, it is not a substitute for live training.
In our experience, the majority of learners will not maintain the enthusiasm and commitment to progress with self-paced courses alone. With the likelihood of this occurrence in mind, we schedule regular live training sessions inside the NewLedge® Learning-Base. Our platform has been custom designed for this purpose. If a learner or learners happen to miss a live training session, they are able to access on-demand, inside the live class library.
The course can be completed in 4 months, inclusive of a 7-day trial. We have 100 days of online content and 15 weeks of masterclasses.
Anyone with a background in STEM, from anywhere in the world (with a command of the English language) is welcome.
We have a limited intake of 5 students per cohort. We make sure each student is from a different STEM stream. We keep our class small so that you get the best out of your interactions with each other and your mentor.
You can start learning for free immediately. Sign-up for a free 7 day trial.