When Arun Kollamana graduated from RMIT in 2003 he knew an enjoyable adventure into the workplace was about to begin.
Choosing Master of Engineering (Information Technology) was the next logical step after my Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science.
“Choosing Master of Engineering (Information Technology) was the next logical step after my Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science. This program isn’t run anymore; however, I believe the Information Technology programs have since been consolidated and given a major turbo boost.
“Now I work as a Senior Business Analyst at Lynx IT Pty Ltd. A big part of my role is liaising with my project stakeholders in understanding the business requirements towards meeting the implementation of a software package. The most enjoyable part of the role is developing relationships with clients.
“Work life is where you apply your knowledge and skills. Depending on your environment, you get to learn new and practical methodologies as well as situations that cannot be simulated in an academic setting. I would say the adventure begins when you start your work life. You have your share of disappointments but you also have that high when you see what you have worked so hard to deliver is out there, functioning in the real world.
“Fresh graduates: it would help if your last major project is done at a company that is working on a current project. You could discuss your requirements with the university and contact companies directly to be a part of a project. It gives you a good insight into what is done in the real world as well as gives you a taste of what is to come. On the more bright side, if your performance meets or exceeds, you could find yourself working for the company as soon as you graduate.”