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Seats are filling fast for the Young Professionals Half-Day Conference. Secure your place today

Tuesday, 29 Nov 2016

On Friday 9 December, ACS Victoria will be holding a Young Professionals Half-Day conference, targeted towards but not limited to IT students currently completing their studies, graduates and young professionals.

The conference is the second of its kind in 2016, and will feature three workshops, each facilitated by a different industry professional and topic. Each session will allow participants to keep abreast with their professional development and provide further insight into what steps they can take to help build a successful career within IT.

Sessions on the day will include:

Session 1 – Alternative Career Paths in Technology - Choose your own tech <> BYO Career
Presented by Rebecca Martin

Bec MartinIn this talk, Rebecca will share her personal experience and journey. From pivoting into new directions leveraging experience to adapting to vastly different roles. From a degree in accounting to an Evangelist for a global accounting company, Rebecca will show how things like personal branding and tech know-how are vitally important to making an impact in the tech world.

Session 2 – Personal Branding & Self-Promotion
Presented by Felicity Watson

Felicity WatsonGaining an edge professionally is important in a crowded job market. It can mean the difference between standing out or not. Securing your dream role or not. It can also influence whether you are a sought after team member or seen as a go‐to expert. The concept of personal branding can help create that difference.

At its simplest, a personal brand is about making your best impression. It’s about giving thought to what you want to convey and how you’d ideally like to be perceived. By consciously developing your personal brand and aligning it against your goals and the needs of your stakeholders, you will get better results professionally.

Session 3 – Vendor Certification or Academic Qualification? Why not both?
Presented by Henry Louey

Henry LoueyThis presentation will look at the role of Vendor Certifications in the ICT industry, ICT Certification pathways and the emergence of Micro-Credentialing in gaining recognition for the skills you will develop throughout your career.

We will also look at the importance of Academic Qualifications and Vendor Certifications to complement your undergraduate degree.

Date:Friday 9 December, 2016
Time:8:30am registration for a 9:00am start, concluding at 12:30pm
Venue:         Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC), South Wharf
Cost:ACS Members - $20.00
Non Members - $50.00

For more information and to register, please click here.