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ACS Tech & Employability half day conference: Think big, invest in yourself - Meet in person in Canberra event

Why you should love your profession, and why employers will love you? Think big, invest in yourself and your brand early.

Registration End Date: Fri, 21 May, 02:00 PM

  • where

  • CIT Function Centre. CIT Reid Campus. Level 2, K Block
    37 Constitution Ave
    Reid ACT 2612
  • when

  • Event Start: Tue, 25 May, 12:00 PM
    Event Finish: Tue, 25 May, 05:00 PM
  • event price

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<img alt="20210506_T&amp;E" src=";oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1620356622000"></img><br>This is a half-day conference for young or not-so-young ICT Professionals and students who are seeking to prepare themselves to meet potential employers from departments, private companies and recruitment agencies.<br><br>The multiple planned sessions have been designed to provide emerging ICT professionals and students with the knowledge and skills on how to be successful in approach their career.<br><br>The networking sessions are designed introduce ICT students and early career professionals with industry partners and potential employers to put into practice skills learned from earlier sessions. <br><br><b>For emerging ICT professionals</b> - the prospect of finding a full-time job after graduating can be daunting. You can however greatly improve your chances by using a number of proven techniques that will demonstrate to a prospective employer that you have the attributes they are seeking to be of value to their organisation. This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet employers and recruiters informally and to discuss the local ACT labour market.<br><br><b>For industry partners</b> and <b>potential employers</b> - you get access to fresh and talented ICT professionals to promote your company, apprenticeships schemes and intern/work experience programs. This is a great opportunity for you to talk to potential employees informally and provide your support to the ACT ICT industry and the broader Canberra community.<br><br>We warmly welcome you to take advantage of this opportunity! <br>.............................<br><b><u>Half-day conference program</u><br><br>SESSION 1: KEYNOTE PRESENTATION</b><br>Think big, invest in yourself<br><br><b>SESSION 2: CAREER DEVELOMENT</b><br>Mini career development hackathon<br><br><b>SESSION 3: PERSONAL &amp; PROFESSIONAL BRANDING</b><br>How to network effectively at professional events<br><br><b>SESSION 4: </b><b>NETWORKING </b><br>Meet industry partners, employers and potential employees<br><br>All entry-level ICT professionals, students and job seekers are welcome. <br><br>*Entry fees: $20 (ACS member) | $45 (non-member)<br>*Morning tea and a light lunch will be provided.<br>*Registration closes, Tuesday 18 May 2021 4:00 PM.<br>*Click <a href="" target="_blank">here</a> for CIT Function location map.


Create pathways to supplement and diversify the ICT workforce

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event sponsors

  • Canberra Institute Of Technology
  • University Of Canberra
  • Queensland International Business Academy (QIBA) - ACT
  • Pegasystems - Canberra

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Neha Sood

Neha Sood

Neha Sood is an Engineer at Xero helping small businesses thrive. Born and raised in India, she moved to Australia to study Masters in Information Technology and Systems from University of Canberra, and was awarded the Outstanding Graduate Prize and Dean's Excellence Awards.

She is passionate about mentoring and nurturing junior talent, and has organised and led the Junior Developers Meetup in Canberra from its inception.

At Xero, she also led the Graduate and Internship program in Canberra.

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Bryce Undy

Bryce Undy

Bryce wears many hats.  Lead Solution Architect with Modis Consulting, Head of Consulting for Technovate Strategic Solutions and Co-Founder of Grow Right Digital, an AI-Start up specialising in recruitment software.

Bryce began his career as a Business Analyst here in Canberra.  Over time, Bryce’s passion for helping his fellow professionals lead to a stint as a Director on the board of the IIBA Australia.  Bryce also accompanied the then Digital Transformation Minister, Michael Keenan, on a Trade Delegation to the USA, visiting both tech companies like AWS and Microsoft as well as engaging with tech start ups in the Silicon Valley.  Bryce took that experience back to Australia with a dream to help enable Australian-based tech professionals to grow their careers and become world-leaders in their industry.

Bryce has also established Unisys’ ‘Next-Gen Process Automation Practice’, designed the software solution supporting the recruitment of the next Australian Census workforce for Modis Consulting, and ERICA, an AI-recruitment solution designed to promote exclusivity and diversity in today’s IT workforce.

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Michael Hawkins

Michael Hawkins

Michael Hawkins is a professional coach, mentor, facilitator and trainer.  He is an Accredited Consultant and Trainer of Extended DISC (eDISC™) and a Level 2 Master Practitioner of Meta Dynamics.

He has built up extensive experience and knowledge over nearly 40 years within the ICT profession, with more than 20 years in leadership roles managing teams across the Asia Pacific region.

He has learnt the importance of understanding human behaviour and the ways that people think, how to professionally communicate and build strong networks of contacts and now shares this knowledge with others to help them learn these skills quickly without having to take the long and hard road.

Michael is an Associate Member of the International Coaching Guild, a Member of the International Coaching Federation, a Chartered Manager and Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders, and an Honorary Member of the Australian Computer Society where he is also a Certified Professional.

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37 Constitution Ave,Reid,ACT,Australia

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  • ACS reserves the right to change the program at any time. Every effort will be made to ensure a program of equivalent standard and members are updated with changes.
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