The Big Day In is coming to Wagga Wagga and it’s going to be bigger than ever! If you can’t get enough of technology and want to learn about the future of careers in this field then this event is not to be missed.
The Big Day In is a travelling ICT careers conference for high school students from Years 9–12, as well as university students. You’ll be shown how to turn your passion for technology and communication into a career and learn about emerging careers in technology including:
- apps design
- computer science
- cyber security
Chat to leaders in the field and learn about the exciting future of technology.
What’s ICT anyway?
Even if you haven’t heard of the term ‘ICT’, it’s pretty safe to say you’re a frequent user of this technology. ICT stands for ‘Information and Communications Technology’. It basically covers any product that will store, retrieve, manipulate, transmit or receive information electronically in a digital form. So this means that every time you send a text message, make a phone call, play video games, watch TV or chat online with a bot, you’re using ICT. Yep – it’s a pretty big deal!
Big Day In event organiser, Kerrie Bisaro, spoke to Insight about why ICT is so important.
“Technology is everywhere and in everything now! From your mobile phone and your laptop, to your bank, to paying for your coffee and bus ticket. Who can live without the internet, Google or their mobile phone these days?”
There will be loads of opportunities to get hands-on and ask all your ICT questions at the Big Day In event.
“Students get to interact with exhibiting organisations, including Defence Force Recruiting (cool displays and machinery), Adobe, CSU’s Agritech Incubator, Westpac, Wisetech Global, Australia Government Digital Transformation Agency, JAR Education and their drones, Department of Human Services and their LEGO city (which demonstrates why cyber security is so important and how a whole city’s infrastructure could be shut down if it was hacked into), ACS, TAFE Riverina, Coder Academy and more to come!”
Careers in ICT
ICT careers are among the most stable jobs of the future and really pay off when it comes to earning potential and career growth. Here are some ICT jobs that have really taken off over the last few years and are expected to continue to do so into the future:
Mobile application developer
What they do: These guys create applications for mobile devices including iPhones and Androids. As a mobile application developer, you could find yourself designing and developing a range of mobile apps, including games and lifestyle apps.
How to score the job: CSU’s Bachelor of Computer Science (with specialisation) will give you the skills and knowledge that come in handy for developing mobile apps through our games programming specialisation. Learn about Android, iOS and Windows Mobile platforms as you create applications that relate to real-life problems, games, entertainment and education.
Information security analyst
What they do: Keep attackers out with a career as an information security analyst. Develop and implement computer security strategies and systems to protect information from hackers and cyber warfare.
How to score the job: CSU’s Bachelor of Information Technology (with specialisations) will give you the foundational IT skills you’ll need to chase a fast-paced career as an information security analyst. You can then go on to study our postgraduate cyber security and cyber studies courses.
What they do: As a web developer you’ll collect or create web content and plan website layouts and navigation, as well as coding for web pages. You’ll become a whiz at writing scripts and creating engaging, interactive websites.
How to score the job: Start the journey to becoming a web developer with CSU’s Bachelor of Information Technology (with specialisations). Our degree will give you the foundational skills you’ll need to take your first steps towards a challenging and dynamic career as a web developer.
Big leaders, big companies, big advice
If you attend the Big Day In at Wagga Wagga you won’t be disappointed with the variety of speakers and presentations. Some of the biggest names in the ICT industry will be on hand at CSU’s Joyes Hall, including Dr Tim Kitchen from Adobe, Defence Force Recruiting, Jake Eaglesham from Rugby Matcher, Westpac, WiseTech Global, JAR Education, Adam Smith from Australian Government Digital Entry-level Programs, Dennis Prior from Department of Human Services and more. There will be exhibitor stands where you’ll have the chance to speak to a range of different organisations. What’s more, you can learn all about uni courses, work experience, internships and apprenticeships that will help make your career dreams in ICT reality. You’ll get to see demonstrations and some awesome technology – there will be plenty to see and do!
I’m interested! How can I get my ticket to the Big Day In at Wagga Wagga?
Register for your FREE ticket to the Big Day In at CSU Wagga Wagga here. The Big Day In will be held at Charles Sturt University’s Joyes Hall, Cnr Pugsley Place and Pine Gully Road, Wagga Wagga on Wednesday 13 March, 2019.
Uni students are welcome to attend the 11am and 1pm exhibitions to speak with organisations and exhibitors. If you’re a uni student, you don’t need to book a ticket. Just turn up and have a chat with specialists in the ICT industry!
You can also RSVP at our Facebook event to see all the latest updates and share the event with your friends.