The School of Business IT and Logistics hosted the popular BiG Day In event to support the next generation of students in developing their IT sector careers.
Now in its fourth year, BiG Day In is a national program coordinated by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) Foundation, in conjunction with the School of Business IT and Logistics.
More than 450 students from 40 schools attended the event at RMIT’s Storey Hall.
A range of organisations participated, including Adobe, Microsoft, TOLL Group, Westpac, Telstra, Deloitte, IBM and Hewlett Packard.
Final year student Ryan Shellard said the event was a unique opportunity to network with potential employers face-to-face and engage in a meaningful conversation, without the pressure of 10,000 other frenzied students demanding the same attention.
“I found the ability to meet, interact and connect with enthusiastic business representatives invaluable as it allowed me to share and align my passions with other likeminded individuals,” he said.
RMIT representative and Information Systems Major Coordinator Christopher Cheong said the BiG Day In raised awareness of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) careers in Australia by informing students of upcoming trends.
“It was an excellent day, which was well attended by high school students, as well as organisations across the industry,”
“Thanks to the many RMIT University students who volunteered their time and enthusiastically helped to ensure the event ran smoothly,” Cheong said.