- Charles Sturt Information Technology student Mr Bhargav Shekhda has his sights set on a leadership career in IT after his upcoming graduation
- Mr Shekhda is the first student from the Charles Sturt Study Centre in Brisbane to complete the University’s STRIVE student leadership program
- The Master’s student will graduate in December this year
Charles Sturt University (Charles Sturt) student Mr Bhargav Shekhda is on his way to forging a promising career in the IT industry once he graduates with a Master of Information Technology (Network Security).
The international student from India has already taken steps to prepare for a leadership role in Information Technology (IT) after he graduates this December by taking part in Charles Sturt’s STRIVE student leadership program.
Mr Shekhda said he had his sights set on pursuing a career in IT when was still in school.
“I was attracted to pursuing a career in IT because I have a natural aptitude for mathematics, a good sense of logic, and high analytical abilities,” he said.
He is the first student from the Brisbane Study Centre to complete the program, and has also exercised his leadership skills as a member of the Study Centre’s Student Representative Council (SRC).
“I decided to join the STRIVE program because of my position on the SRC; I already had several responsibilities and roles on the SRC and I wanted to improve these skills for my career,” Mr Shekhda said.
“During the STRIVE program, I learned how to manage myself, improve my communication skills and how to remove communication gaps.
“I am now looking forward to putting what I have learned at Charles Sturt University to practice when I start to work in the field of IT.”
Charles Sturt’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) Ms Jenny Roberts said the University is excited to see where Mr Shekhda’s career will take him.
“Mr Shekhda has been a proactive student who has succeeded in his studies and taken advantage of the University’s extracurricular activities to improve his skills,” Ms Roberts said.
“He is now ready to leave Charles Sturt University knowing he is well-equipped for a career in IT, and we look forward to seeing what he will accomplish in his career.”