The BiG Day In IT careers conference for students – 1 and 2 March in Sydney

big day inThe BiG Day In is an IT careers conference designed by students for students. It is designed for both high school (Years 9-12) and University students interested in careers in technology.

Sydney’s BiG Day In will be held on 1 and 2 March, they are individual days, at UTS. Previous events have sold out so booking tickets ($10) is essential.

The BiG Day In is an initiative of the ACS Foundation which provides” career advice, research grants and university scholarships to strengthen our innovative future. The Foundation facilitates relevant industry experience placements for students with large and small technology companies.”

The ACS Foundation is encouraging the technology and innovation sector to get involved in the BiG Day In. John Ridge AM, Executive Director of the ACS Foundation, said “The feedback we get from sponsors, exhibitors and speakers is always extraordinarily positive. They can’t believe the interest and enthusiasm from the kids, and the number and quality of their questions. For start ups and smaller niche players without recognisable brands, it is often difficult to attract interns and graduates. The BDIs provide an excellent opportunity for them to find skilled young people.”

The Foundation is also inviting current uni students, inspiring ICT professionals and industry experts to participate in the wide-ranging program of interactive presentations. “We’re looking for passionate speakers who have something valuable to say to students who are contemplating a career within the limitless possibilities of ICT,” Ridge said. “We want them to paint a picture of themselves, their employer organisations and their experiences. Students need to hear from people in the know about how to use their uni years to the best advantage and what an ICT-driven future could look like.”

Image: ACS Foundation.

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