The Big Day In Roadshows are an exciting opportunity to showcase the variety of careers available in the tech sector. In 2014 over 5,000 students all across Australia played a part in the Big Day In movement. Designed around year 9-12 school students, these events showcase exhibits and engaging talks directly from leading experts and companies. School students who participate in a Big Day In event are able to get a flavour of work experience across many tech organisations in just a matter of a few hours.
In 2015, the Big Day In event came to Federation University at Ballarat for the first time. Participating organisations included Microsoft, HP, JMC Academy, Federation University, Digital Careers, Aust Govt ICT, ACS Foundation, IBM, Adobe, ACS and many more.
More than 300 secondary school students experienced an intense course in information technology on 24 March, as part of the ACS Foundation’s Big Day In at Federation University Australia.
Students from nearly 20 schools heard presentations from IT professionals and career advisers at the University’s Mt Helen Campus. Presenters included Microsoft, Lateral Plains, FedUni, City of Ballarat Council, Toll Group, IC Central, ObjectMastery and Tata Consulting Services.
“The day’s presentations by the ACS Foundation promises to be of great benefit to students in our region,” Professor Mark Sandeman, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology, said. “Students will learn about emerging technologies, how to
Faculty of Science and Technology stand out from the crowd and the importance of information technology in growing small businesses”.
The Big Day In is a national program coordinated by the ACS Foundation. The focus is to highlight the diversity of IT-based careers. Funding is via sponsorship.
The Ballarat Big Day In is jointly organised by the ACS Foundation and the Faculty of Science and T echnology with 14 Faculty students assisting on the day.
￼￼The University’s Faculty of Science and Technology offers a variety of IT degree and postgraduate study options. Students can choose a general IT degree or specialise in
software engineering, professional practice, business systems, digital media or computer game development.