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So close. So, so close now. Just hold on.

OR you could invest in some productive procrastination by attending a talk or maybe even join the Hackoffeethon! There's a lot of opportunities, so go ahead and check our Just Do It and My Career sections below. 

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Please send us your feedback and/or submit your question to Ask Ghina.
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Humans of IT

David Lei internship at Google

Terence Huynh (Monash University Faculty of IT alumni, Software Engineer at Localz, Founder of UNIHACK

One thing I wish I paid more attention to during my uni life is building up my GitHub profile

Why? Because your GitHub profile acts like a cover letter to any employer looking for a developer. They want someone that not only fits in culturally; but someone who knows their stuff and can produce clean, maintainable code. 

Now, in my spare time, I’m playing catchup and improving my GitHub profile. I’m trying to find ways that I can contribute to open-source projects or see if I can build a fun little microservice in Go or NodeJS.

It’s a lot of work, but I know it is worth it in the end.

P.S.  Terence also was the key designer of The Byte newsletter. Thanks Terence we still love it. 

Got a suggestion on who could be our next Human of IT? Click here

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Just Do It

"Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.  ― Og Mandino.

A few highlights:


Are you LinkedIn or Left Out?

Join us for two interactive career sessions where you: 1) get to hear one of our FIT Alumni who is currently working for Facebook sharing his after-university-life with us and 2) create a job-magnet LinkedIn profile through our hands-on workshop. When? Today, Wednesday, 4 October from 6-9pm at Monash Caulfield campus, Building H, Level 1, Room 16.

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IEEExtreme 11.0 Information Session

The Information Session for everyone interested in competing in the IEEEXtreme 11.0 is here! IEEEtreme is a global problem solving programming competition organized by the IEEE for it's student members annually. It runs for 24-hours straight and every year, the winners come away with prizes and the ultimate bragging rights.

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MDSS Seminar Series: Data Science - Where the field is now, and where it is heading

The Monash Data Science Society invites you to their final talk of the semester. This talk is targeted towards Data Science and Computer Science students.

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CAA Presents: HEX Startup Exchange Program

Hacker Exchange is giving you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build your idea in the heart of Silicon Valley. As part of the exchange program, you will get the chance to meet founders, mentors and tech-savvy individuals at the forefront of innovation. Come and find out more about how you can get involved, regardless of what degree you're currently studying.

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Hackoffeethon - Melbourne's 1st coffee ideation + digi-tech hack

A meeting of like minded peeps who want to explore how technology can have a profound & positive impact on the coffee industry. This hack will be a coffee focused ideation, problem solving sprint – with participants forming teams to devise solutions, develop concepts and plans, and pitch their ideas to a panel of judges. If you’re involved or interested in coffee, digital tech or sustainability – you should be there!

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My Career

"Opportunities don't happen, you create them." ― Chris Grosser.

A few highlights:


Monash Industry Team Initiative (MITI)

Would you like to be paid to collaborate and design innovative solutions to real world problems in a Monash multi-disciplinary team? Register and apply for a Monash Industry Team Initiative (MITI) project and gain valuable insight into the practical challenges of your profession whilst providing the industry with fresh and creative ideas. Apply Now!

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Digital Technology Leadership Program (DTLP) - Internship

GE’s Digital Technology Leadership Program (DTLP) – The internship is a key entry point for information technology and software development professionals.

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WIRED Presents: Coding Interview Panel

Nervous about your first coding interview? Perhaps you've completed one but didn't get the job? Come to our panel talk and hear what current students who have passed their coding interviews have to say. Get some tips, get some tricks, but most of all come for some advice.

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GS1 Australia - Data & Digital Content Services (Customer Support)

We are currently seeking graduates with a genuine passion for learning, to join our Data & Digital Content Services team for an exciting new project with a large Australian Supermarket!

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Stepping Into - Paid Internship Opportunities for Students with Disability

Stepping Into is a paid internship program designed for university students with a disability who want to gain paid, hands-on work experience in their chosen field.

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We Did It!

  • In partnership with UniHack, our Monash Data Science Society team held its biggest event of the year - the Quantify datathon. The event which included tutorials from industry sponsors in data exploration, data modeling, data visualisation was a massive success. Congratulations to Ballmer's Peak, Team B and Team Gravi for winning the competition in their respective category!
Team Gravy - Best Presentation
Team B - Best Visualisation

Did You Know?

Weploy - This newly Melbourne-based startup is bringing Tinder-style online skills-matching to the Australian job market cutting out the need for annoying interviews and CV exchanges in the process. Once you sign up to the service, you will go through psychometric and cognitive tests to determine your skills and have just one quick interview with Weploy before you are matched with employers. #tryitforyourself.

Click here to hear Ella, a uni student, who had a successful outcome from using Weploy.

Solve The Riddle

A Call for Sherlock

At the house of a man who reported a burglary, the police found the window broken but the doors undamaged. There was nothing in the room except for mud on the floors and fallen chairs. The rest of the house was untouched.

Why did the police arrest the house owner who made the report for perjury?

Submit your answer here for your chance to win this semester's prize!
Last edition's answer:
One pile. They were all combined.

Ask Ghina

Q. Hi G, exams are closing in. Any tips?
I mean.. yeah sure, here are some tips:

  • Study, but don't over do it. Take a breather or you'll crash.
  • Do practice/past exams. If you have their answers, remember the formats because that's what the lecturer wants to see.
  • Before you go in, aim to be brilliant, or figure out how much you need to get to get the overall mark you want (you gotta be realistic).
  • First thing when you get the paper: calculate how much each question is worth. Do the easy ones first then see where you're at with the marks. If you're on track, you can relax and breathe a little. Otherwise, panic and run away.  Only kidding - try each and every question. Every mark counts. You may surprise yourself and get an HD !!!!

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