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Edition 6

Welcome! We hope you enjoyed your holidays, because it is now time to get started!

This edition is here to encourage you to take action - prepare for your career. Make sure you check out our Just Do It section for event, and our listed job opportunities to jump start your career.  There is so much more than what is listed in the newsletter - please VIEW ALL.

A new semester bring a new co-editor: We say goodbye and thank you to Rob Koch for his work last semester, and hello to Ghina Yashar, a second year Bachelor of Software Engineering student and a member of the IT Faculty Student Engagement Committee. For this semester, Ghina is going to be the student voice of your most anticipated newsletter, The Byte. 

Please send us your feedback. Enjoy!
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Humans of IT

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Chantel G, Software Engineer at Microsoft in the U.S 

I couldn’t always see a clear path to my end goal, but I tried to take as many little steps in that direction as I could. I volunteered at Monash-hosted computing events in order to network with industry sponsors, applied for as many technology-based scholarships as I could find, completed two software engineering internships and ultimately found myself involved with some of the biggest names in the Australian tech industry.

I’m now working for Microsoft in the U.S. as a Software Engineer. Looking back, the path was not an extraordinary tale. I urge you to dream big and seize every opportunity. Relish in your successes, and let your failures fuel your drive to continuously improve and better yourself. If anyone tells you that you cannot achieve your dream, channel your energy into proving that you can. Finally, never underestimate the power of networking - every person you meet brings you one step closer to achieving your dream. 
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Just Do It

“...wanting change is step one, but step two is taking it..” Isaac Marion.

A few highlights:


Dean’s Student Forum - Clayton & Caulfield

Get your voice heard! You are invited to the Dean's Student Forum, a chance for you to share your ideas with our Dean and the Academic team, and hear about our future directions.

Register Now



Ancora Imparo Program

Get involve in this hands-on leadership training to help you unlock your potential and enhace your ability to make an impact on your peers and on the world. First year applicants only with 40 positions available. Applications close 8 August.

Apply Now



Cyber Security Seminar

Ever wonder how private information is stolen, how data privacy affects you, and how to create your own tools? Come and join us at this interactive workshop-esque seminar event to bring you Cyber Security 101.

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Info Session - MURPA

Calling all undergraduate in their 3rd year. Join us at the information session for MURPA (Monash Undergraduate Research Project Abroad) program - a chance to visit the U.S for research experience over the summer as a lead-in to an Honours year.

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My Career

"Actively ask questions and network. Many people have gone through a similar job hunting process – get their advice!" Graduate Employer   

A few highlights:


Odecee - Graduate Opportunities

Graduate opportunities are open for Computer Science and Software Engineering students. Applications close 7 August.

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Monash Uni - Byte Into Your IT Career - Exhibition & Seminar Series

Don't miss out on this exclusive career program for Faculty of IT students. Connect with organisations and get tips and tricks on how to be that person every employer wants.

Participating Organisations Book in Now



Woodside Energy - Summer Vacation Program

See first-hand what it's like to work at Australia's most experienced LNG operator and largest independent oil and gas company prior to graduation. Applications close 12 August.

More Info

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We Did It!

All it takes is some action. 
  • Our recent Bachelor of Computer Science graduates, Dilpreet Singh won a Victoria iAward for a smartphone app he developed as part of his honours project. 
  • Anuradha Madugalla, our IT PhD student was awarded the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship, Asia Pacific. 
  • The IDEATOR startup program's first structured workshop helped students and staff explore and come up with start-up ideas, get feedback, and find opportunities to collaborate.
  • The warmest of welcomes to our new FIT students who had fun at Orientation!

Did You Know?

Enrol to IT-Based Entrepreneurship Unit

Adding to your IT degree to get that perfect IT job?

Many students with IT degrees think that they will have recruiters falling at their feet. While that it is the case for some,  there is a lot you can do to make yourself employable. Find out how to be an employer magnet at our seminar series at 'Byte into your IT career'

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Enrol to IT-Based Entrepreneurship Unit

What your resume should look like in 2016
As hiring standards continue to increase, job seekers will face stiff competition this year. Follow the tips here to make your resume shine. Be sure to attend 'Byte into your IT career', 11 and 25 August, and start planning for your career. 

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Buzz Word


In the tech world, 'disruption' is when a piece of technology changes the landscape of an industry. This means it either creates a new market by displacing an old one, or improves a product so exponentially that the old versions are barely recognisable.

What is Disruptive Innovation?

Ask Terence

Q. Hey Terence, I somehow managed to survive last semester, but I'm not sure I can pull it off again.  Help?
A. A new semester, a new start! Maybe you want to do better than last semester - you know you need to. The trick is to start off on the right foot (then continue hopping on it for the next 12 weeks). My advice: fit a designated study time into your schedule, and treat it like a tute with attendance marks, thankfully without the tutor. Also, make sure you're in the right environment to succeed. Cut out toxic friends who hold you back, and have just enough fun to let the stress out. 


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