Bachelor of Information Technology, Griffith University
After 3 years doing a bachelor degree at Griffith University, I have recently graduated as a Software Engineer (in July 2012), and now it is time for me to help build a better world.
I got a part-time position as a Junior Programmer for 3Dme Pty Ltd in the third year of my degree. I was in their scout list thanks to a reference from Griffith. My main responsibility at 3Dme was to create delivery platforms for their 3D animation productions.
Thanks to my hard work and assistance from my friendly and gifted colleagues, I was offered a full-time position at 3Dme before my graduation, and I happily accepted it. After 2 months working on a full-time basis, I have been involved in 3 projects in different fields. They are all pretty big to me considering my current level of expertise. I am so happy with my career choice, and looking forward to what might come up next in my life.
I wish to become intermediate in mobile application development (on web, iOS, and Android) in the next 2 years. I also want to learn more about other essential programming languages (C, C++, C#) later. After that, I might challenge myself in the 2D and 3D design world: I wish to create my own images and videos myself.
As a Vietnamese who is really keen on learning everything under the sun, I decided to study in Australia to experience better education and technology in computer science, which would help me to gain entry into the very challenging IT industry.
Believe in yourself. Try to stand up on your own two feet. Go out and show your technical and interpersonal skills to employers rather than waiting for them to come to you.
Communication and social skills are vital to everyone. Networking is important too: you should meet as many people as possible − keep in touch and maintain good relationships with them. They may bring job opportunities to you later – you never know!
In the case of inexperienced students, you should show your can-do and willing-to-learn attitude. Most employers search for people with the ambition to learn more and achieve more.
Know your goals and always do your best to strive for them. If you cannot solve your problem after your best try, then seek help from appropriate people.