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Edition 12

For one last time this year, we welcome you back to The Byte.

As a final sendoff (don't worry just for this year), this edition of The Byte will be all about you and your wellness. Exams are important and all, but don't let yourself get too caught up in their stress and pressure.

Before we end for the year, we remind you that our purpose is to deliver the content you enjoy right to your mailbox, so please do send us your feedback and suggestions to help improve The Byte for next year. A big thank you to Della Pohan who works tirelessly behind the scenes to get the newsletter to you.

We wish you the very best of luck for your exams but remember: succeeding in exams is only 10% luck, and the rest is 20% skill, 15% concentrated power of will, 5% pleasure and 50% pain. 

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Humans of IT

Ghina Yashar 

Ghina Yashar - The Byte Co-editor, WIRED Activities Officer, Undergraduate Super Mentor and Bachelor of Software Engineering student. 

If 16 year old me were to see me today, she would have a panic attack. Not because I’ve found the cure for cancer or proved string theory because academically I’m more or less average, but because during my mere two years at uni, I’ve managed to put myself out there more than the 18 years before combined.

People think being involved in so many extracurricular activities is just extra work and stress. But it was the best decision I’ve made since deciding that cat > dog. Everywhere I go at uni, I bump into a friend or two. I never have a problem with a unit that one of those friends can’t help me with. My resume doubled in size and quality. And then there are also those special moments every once in a while...


While studying in the IT building foyer last Wednesday, I heard another student nearby cheered “Yes! The Byte!”. Then, during an interview for an internship at a Big 4 firm that same week, the recruiters and partners all recognised me from my work at UniHack. Nothing can beat that sense of accomplishment and pride.


Never forget that every year, hundreds of students graduate with the same expertise you have; being socially and 'extracurricularly' active may well be your only opportunity to set yourself apart from everyone else.

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Just Do It

“He who waits to do a great deal of good at once will never do anything." - Samuel Johnson

A few highlights:


IEEExtreme Programming Competition 10.0

Join this 24-hour online coding competition against worldwide community of college and university students to solve a set of programming challenges. This competion is open to IEEE members. Not a member? Join now - the first 50 participants will get FREE membership!

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Photography Competition - Better Teaching, Better Learning

Win your share of $3000 in prizes. All you have to do is to capture the essence of learning and teaching in a single image. Entries close 23 October.

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Cyber Security Kick Start

Come and join an evening of discussion by industry experts from top employers, such as KPMG, Australia Post and Zimbani, who will be sharing practical advice & market knowledge to individuals who are looking to get their break into cyber security.

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Med Hack

Interested in healthcare innovation? Join this two day medical hackathons where teams collaborate across different disciplines to solve important medical issues. You will get a chace to brainstorm an idea, develope it, structure a business model and learn to pitch the idea. Registration opens on October 22. Event date is 28-29 November.

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Atos IT Challenge

An amazing opportunity has come up for you to win €10,000 and a chance for an internship to work with Atos. All you need to do is to form a team and come up with an innovative concept for an application based on blockchain technologies. Sounds too good to be true? Apply now.

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NASSCOM Student Innovation Awards - 2017

Open to all IT students. Do you have a great idea that deserves to be exhibited? Apply to this competition for your chance to win a week-long, all expenses paid, work experience trip to India. Also included are potential mentoring opportunities with member companies in Australia. Applications close 31 March 2017.

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My Career

"The job hunt might not be an easy process. There’ll be bumps, failures and near-misses along the way. But it’s critical that you, as the one applying for work, actively push through the frustration you might feel." Graduate Opportunities

A few highlights:


FIT2105 - Elective Study in Italy 2017 - Info Session

Running during the mid-year break June/July 2017, this 3-week intensive unit will be held at Monash's spectacular Prato Centre, Italy. Why not spend your Melbourne winter in Euro summer! Funding support and free travel insurance are also available. Come and join us at the information session to find out more details.

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Accenture - Technology Graduate Roles

Will you be finishing your study in 2016? Accenture is hiring for roles commencing in 2017. Don't miss this opportunity to launch your career with a global company.

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Applications open for Student Mental Health Champions 2017

The Mental Health Champions Initiative seeks to recruit 15 Monash students to be involved in designing, coordinating and promoting key activities to promote student mental health and wellbeing program. This could be for you. Read on!

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Ernst & Young Singapore - Internship Opportunity

Singapore Data Practice/Enterprise Intelligence (EI) internship opportunity at EY Singapore for the period of Dec 2016 - Feb 2017.

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J.P Morgan - 2017 Summer Intern Program

J.P Morgan, leading global financial service firm, is currently seeking summern intern applicants for their Global Investment Management Program to be based in Hong Kong, Singapore or Taiwan.

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Transurban - 2017 Graduate Program

Transurban, an ASX20 toll road operator is currently seeking technology graduates for their 2017 Graduate Program. The program aims to recruit the next generation of leaders and entails 4 rotations over 2 years with outstanding mentoring and professional development. Applications deadline 30 October.

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Transurban - FEET Internship Program

Calling all IT female students! An opportunity has come up for you to spend approximately 5 days at Transurban, working closely with a key mentor to observe and discussing the realities of the profession. The intake will be for June/July next year. Why not apply now? Applications deadline 20 November.

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We Did It!

  • A big congratulations to our Monash team who had just won the Western Division ICPC Programming Competition - Daniel Anderson, Xin Wei Chow and Peter Whalan! Another Monash team, Michael Chui, Ryan Hechenberger and Shizhe Zhao also secured 3rd position. Both teams have been invited to compete for the Regional Finals to be held on 26th November in Sydney. We wish them the very best!
  • As part of their capstone project, our postgraduate students showcased their innovative thinking and hard work at the Postgraduate Industry Experience EXPO. It was a great success with 40 projects being showcased!
Monash team who had just won the Western Division ICPC Programming Competition
Monash team who had just won the Western Division ICPC Programming Competition
Postgraduate Industry Experience EXPO
Postgraduate Industry Experience EXPO

Did You Know?

Mental Health Awareness
Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance
Final exams are just around the corner. We hope that you have started the plan to tackle the beast. Review these tips to ensure you've nailed all points.

Make sure you have plenty of breaks in between study to give your brain the proper rest it needs. Why not try this mindfulness training developed by our own Monash experts. With 
mindfulness, you can grow a new connection in the brain area associated with concentration, self-awareness, and managing emotions.  

Let's train my brain

International students, get job ready!

International students, get job ready!

Here's an article with some great advice from Monash Professional Pathways. Get yourself ready for your professional career, while completing your studies. Take advantage of all the opportunities that uni makes available. Then, after graduation, consider a Professional Year in ICT to help secure a career in Australia.

Read the article

Leap into Leadership Online

Boost your employability skills with LiLO

While waiting for us to come back to you for more exciting editions of The Byte next year, take a look at these free modules and develop your employability and leadership skills at your own pace. 

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Buzz Word


A full integration of physical, mental and spiritual well-being that contributes to our own quality of life. 

Take this quiz to get you started on the improvement path! 

Ask Ghina

Q. Hey Ghina! Stress is getting to me and I seem to be sad all the time. Cheer me up?
A.  I'm with you on this one, but thankfully there's light at then end of this tunnel! Here are some happy notes to help you get there:

And remember, this is all part of something wonderful. Put in the effort now, you will be grateful in the future.

Got your own question? Ask Ghina!

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