With a passion for technology, JP Villavicencio completed a double degree in computer and network engineering together with computer science and now works as a Technology Specialist at Telstra.
Bachelor of Engineering (Computer and Network Engineering) (Honours)/Bachelor of Computer Science
Technical Graduate (Technology Specialist), Telstra
Playing around with new processes and implementing them in real life shows you how much creativity and problem-solving ability engineers truly need to have.
I became interested in engineering when I was in high school. I always loved playing with technology and researching future technological trends.
RMIT was always going to be my first choice. Several of my close friends and family studied at RMIT and are successful in their careers. I wanted to follow in their footsteps and become a successful engineer.
During my program, I undertook a summer internship at Telstra, where I discovered a passion for telecommunications and network engineering.
Playing around with new processes and implementing them in real life shows you have much creativity and problem-solving ability engineers truly need to have.
A highlight of my time at RMIT was participating in the Telstra Machine-to-Machine Challenge, now known as the Telstra University Challenge. This allowed me to develop innovative products and it also taught me able to the future of the Internet of Things.
Since graduating, I joined Telstra as a Technical Graduate (Technology Specialist). They have a well-rounded graduate program that helps you to develop your career path and achieve your goals.
Courses at RMIT like Network Engineering and Cloud Computing taught me the fundamentals of networking and gave me access to up-to-date technology, which has helped me during my career.
At Telstra, I work under the Strategy and Innovation team responsible for the company’s future vision, and have been involved in important innovations with Cloud, Software Defined Networks and Network Function Virtualisation.
My goal is to become the CTO of a Fortune 500 technology company. I want to direct my passion for technology into everything I do!