Big Day In for budding computing and technology wizards

11 MARCH 2019

Big Day In for budding computing and technology wizards

It’s a BiG Day In for high school students from around southern NSW and beyond as they gather at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Wagga Wagga on Wednesday 13 March!

  • High school students from around southern NSW will gather for the BiG Day In on Wednesday 13 March
  • Nine presenters from various industries will show students future careers in IT sector
  • Students will also get taste of regional university life

The BiG Day In will show the visitors what is possible in a career in information and computer technology (ICT) and help them make more informed decisions about their future.

“Cyber-security, big-data mining, and using drones and sensors for monitoring agricultural production have all been in the news in recent months, and show the career opportunities available through institutions such as Charles Sturt University,” said Professor Tanveer Zia, from the CSU School of Computing and Mathematics.

Over 500 high school students from as far as Wangaratta will visit CSU in Wagga Wagga for the day-long event. While on-campus, the students will also get some insight into what ‘life at university’.

Students will hear nine presentations throughout the day, which runs from 9am to 4pm, on topics that include career paths and opportunities, recent ICT developments and the future of technology.  Presenters representing various industries using ICTs will come from Wisetech Global, Westpac, Defence Force Recruiting, Adobe, PWC, Department of Human Services, Australian Digital Transformation Agency and Rugby Maker.

During breaks and between technology demonstrations, students can speak with universities, colleges and other providers about tertiary courses and degrees, work experience, internships, and apprenticeships in the ICT field.

“It is a fabulous opportunity for students from around the Riverina and beyond to see the world of IT come to them in one place,” Professor Zia said.

In 2018, BiG Day In, 5,200 students listened to 120 speakers and saw 140 exhibitors spread over 10 locations nationally. This year, Wagga Wagga is one of at least 12 locations around Australia for the

Media Note:

To arrange interviews with Professor Tanveer Zia based in Wagga Wagga, or the event organiser Ms Kerrie Bisaro from the Australian Computer Society, contact CSU Media at

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