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Edition 2

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It was great to get the first edition of the newsletter out and receive your invaluable feedback which will shape future editions. In this edition we introduce Josh - a BBIS alumnus, who has come the full circle and is currently leading the PwC team developing Student Futures at Monash, which we have just launched. Student Futures is an amazing new tool to help prepare you for your future career - check it out in our 'Did You Know' section. 

Computer Science student Nicholas Clark is off to Germany for an exciting internship with Rolls Royce. You can join him as there are more internships on offer - check out the 'My Career' section, and don't forget to VIEW ALL on the website, as we highlight just a few of the  employment opportunities on offer in the newsletter. Interested in being an entrepreneur? Start your entrepreneurship journey by finding out how to build a tech-start up at the Entrepreneurship Lecture Series. 

This is your newsletter, please let us know what you would like to see. We look forward to receiving your feedback. Enjoy!

Humans of IT

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Josh Teichman - Bachelor of Business Information Systems Graduate, Manager - The Experience Centre, PwC Digital Services

My time at Uni gave me a lot of the core skills for a career in IT... but looking back, studying IT actually taught me how to solve problems and think more than a few steps ahead. As a consultant, I work across a number of different industries, with people from a range of backgrounds and experiences and of course, solving vastly different problems.  It is exciting to be back at Monash working on the Student Futures experience - being able to think critically about the employability skills being developed at University is going to make such a difference to the career outcomes for Monash students. What's the best part about working in IT? Without hesitation, the teams I work with. None of it is possible without the people who have the creativity, courage and commitment to bring the innovative solutions we all enjoy to life. It never hurts to start thinking early about your career direction - you too may end up coming back home to Monash!
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My Career

"Outstanding graduates require a combination of strong academic results along with involvement in extra-curricular activities. They need to be self starters, thrive on solving problems and have the ability to be learn and be coached. They must also demonstrate career ambition and good communication skills."   Graduate Employer   

A few highlights:
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April

Rolls-Royce Internship Programme

Get ready for your 2016 European Summer! This paid internship in Berlin, Germany is scheduled to start in June/July 2016. During this 6 months or 1 year internship, you will be developing large scale Web Applications for the Civil Aerospace industry. Applications close 11 April.

More Info

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April

Internship At Microsoft

Build on your career at Microsoft through their best in-class Marketing, Sales and Customer Facing Technology Intern experience. This is a paid one year internship, running from 28 November 2016 - December 2017, for students in their penultimate year of their University degree. Applications close 11 April.

More Info

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April

Graduate Software Development Program at SEEK

If you have been coding since you were a kid and your first language is programming, you will love the IT world the SEEK Development Graduate Program can open up for you. Applications close 30th April with the Graduate Program commencing in February 2017.

More Info

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May

Google Is Hiring

Check out the internships and opportunities available. Deadline to apply is 1 May.

More Info

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Just Do It

"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything" Vincent Van Gogh.
As Shia LaBeouf says, Just Do It!

A few highlights:
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April

Let's Build A Technology Start Up - Entrepreneurship And Commercialisation Open Lecture Series

Find out about some of the things to think about when starting a new venture, with a focus on high tech startups. This open lecture series will be delivered through fortnightly workshops and is open to all students.

More Info Register Now

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April

MGGCC - Call for New Members for 2016

Join the Monash Girl Geek Coffee Club to connect with your fellow female students in IT. The club aims to support, connect and promote a diverse group of women through fostering relationships, networking and mentoring over a relaxed cup of coffee and cake.

More Info

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April

Global Discovery Program

The Monash University Global Leaders Network US chapter, a passionate alumni group who represent our alumni living and working in the US, are offering Monash University students an opportunity of a lifetime, a career springboard and an experience that money can't buy. They are inviting all Monash students to #bethechange and participate in an opportunity to be part of an 8-day Global Discovery Program in the city that never sleeps. Applications close 10 April.

More Info

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April

Google Is Coming To Monash

Google is back to Monash University for their annual Tech Talk where you can learn about career opportunities, watch a Google engineer being interviewed live and eat free pizza! Register your attendance today as we have limited space. The event takes place on Tues 12 April from 1pm - 3.30pm at S9 Lecture Theatre, 16 Rainforest Walk, Clayton Campus.

Register Now

We Did It!

Two massive thumbs up for our WIRED IT Club Industry Night on 23 March. The event was a big success with over 250 students and 20 companies in attendance discussing career opportunities. Our IT Moonlight Cinema was also a great hit with 150 students enjoying ridiculous amounts of KFC, Pizza and 'fruit' punch all FREE. Our annual Industry Based Learning (IBL) Program Placement interviews took speed interviewing to a whole new level, with 140 industry representatives interviewing 115 students over 2 days. We were thrilled with the very positive feedback about the quality of our students. 
WIRED IT Club Industry Night picture
WIRED IT Club Industry Night picture
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Did You Know?

Cyber Security - Gamification picture

The gamification of cyber security: how a UK competition is using video games to plug the skills gap 

With the threat of cyber attacks and the issue of government investigatory powers firmly in the spotlight, one competition is looking to find the next generation of cyber security talent, and they’re using computer games to unearth them.

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Student Futures
Student Futures is here and it's a game changer.
It is a new Monash digital platform - a first for universities in Australia, which allows you to identify and articulate the skills employers are looking for. Through Student Futures, you are able to search for opportunities available in Monash to develop the employability skills you need, track and reflect on the skills you have developed so far, and prepare for your job applications and interviews. Log on to Student Futures and start your career journey now!

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Buzz Word


Gamification

I play Frogger when I’m crossing the road, Tetris when I’m in a crowded elevator and I unlock an achievement when I finish an article. 

Gamification is the process of engaging people and changing behavior using game mechanics in a non-game context. It’s taking what’s fun about games and applying it to situations that maybe aren’t so fun.

Gamification

 

Ask Terence


Q. Terence please help. I'm always feeling sleepy during lectures? How can I concentrate?  
A. FIT Lecturers are just riveting so it must be late night 'studying' !!!!  Hmm whatever your reason, there are so many things said during lectures that you would be a fool to miss, and really, we all know that you are NEVER going to listen again online. The key to staying awake is to do the pre-reading, take notes using those old-fashioned implements - paper and pen, ask questions and sit in the front row (nothing wakes you up more than when a lecturer asks you a question!). If it still doesn't work then click here for some of the best and funky tips to stay awake during class.

 

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