Ansha is a 20-year-old international student from Nepal at ACU’s North Sydney campus. During her second year in her Bachelor of Information Technology degree, Ansha got a job as an IT support services Assistant at ACU. Ansha explains “the moment when I got the opportunity to work as an IT Service Assistant, I felt like it was a kickstart to my career”. She explains that she found out about the job opportunity through Student Jobs on Campus, which is exclusively for ACU students and graduates.
“As an IT support assistant, I help students with issues regarding library computers, WIFI, printers and other technological devices or errors, and I escalate complex IT issues to the broader IT team”.
This is just one of the many practical experience opportunities that Ansha has gained since starting ACU.
“I attended the NSW Interchange program and represented ACU where I worked closely with accomplished business mentors, alongside 250 international students and developed an entrepreneurial idea to solve real-life problems using a business canvas model” Ansha explains.
“I also participated a CISCO Mentor Me Session for three months where I attended weekly meetings at Cisco, learned about the latest in technology, was professionally mentored one-on-one and worked towards building my personal brand”.
“In addition to this I volunteered for the ACU orientation program where I collaborated across university departments and faculties to assist with commencing new students”.
Ansha’s degree in Information Technology at ACU has been instrumental in her having access to employment and work experience opportunities. These were not her key reasons for choosing to study at ACU though.
“The main reason for me to choose ACU was the flexible course structure and a clear career path that I could take after completing my studies. I first completed a Diploma of Information Systems and then joined the Bachelor of Information Technology. Doing the diploma course initially was a good idea as I didn’t have foundational skills in Information Technology or Business”.
Ansha says, “I would advise commencing students to so some research on the course structure and opportunities that the university is able to provide them and to grab every opportunity that comes their way”.