Students to have eyes opened to new technologies and possibilities at Charles Sturt in Wagga Wagga

9 MARCH 2020

Students to have eyes opened to new technologies and possibilities at Charles Sturt in Wagga Wagga

High school students from Wagga Wagga, Albury and Sydney will attend the BiG Day In event at Charles Sturt in Wagga Wagga to learn about careers in information and communication technologies.

  • Hundreds of students welcome at Charles Sturt in Wagga Wagga for BiG Day In event

More than 350 high school students will get a taste of what it is like to work in information and communication technologies careers at the BiG Day In roadshow at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga.

The University’s School of Computing and Mathematics is sponsoring the ACS Foundation for its annual roadshow, the BiG Day In event.

Charles Sturt in Wagga Wagga is one of 12 locations the roadshow will visit, and the campus will host about 355 students from Wagga Wagga, Albury and Sydney in Years 9 to 12 on Wednesday 11 March.

Students will have the chance to listen to seven or eight presentations by representatives from Adobe, Defence Force Recruiting, Wisetech Global, Department of Human Services, Australian Film, Radio and Television School, Buzzy Games, and Visual Dreaming.

This is the sixth year Charles Sturt will host the BiG Day In, with the University’s Sub-Dean of Transform Online Learning Dr Jason Howarth (pictured) saying the University is pleased to continue to support the event because it is important for high school students to hear from young professionals about career options and future technologies.

“The role of Charles Sturt University is not only to offer quality educational programs that lead to fulfilling careers, but we also want students to be aware of the potential career paths that our courses lead to,” he said.

“It’s important that regional students connect their study options with likely career trajectories.”

Dr Howarth said all businesses are reliant on or utilise technology and the job opportunities in ICT are limitless.

“Technology never stands still, so an ICT career will ensure that you are always learning to keep ahead of the curve,” he said.

“No business is untouched by digital innovation, so the variety and scope of jobs is enormous.”

The BiG Day In will be held at Charles Sturt in Wagga Wagga at Joyes Hall (building 209) and the Convention Centre (building 230) on Wednesday 11 March from 9am to 2.30pm.

Media Note:

To arrange interviews with Dr Jason Howarth, contact Nicole Barlow at Charles Sturt Media on 0429 217 026 or news@csu.edu.au

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