Combining humanity and technology
Information technology (IT) is a constantly evolving industry. For those that are motivated it offers the chance to shape the way we work, socialise, communicate and entertain. And IT graduates are highly sought after in today’s job market, with LinkedIn claiming jobs relating to customers and technology dominate 2018’s most in demand emerging roles in Australia.
For Sayan Kaiser, who studied a Bachelor of Information Technology at ACU, IT is his career of choice. But developing the required skills to succeed in the industry was about more than just technical talent.
An environment of support
“My university experience was one of the best things. I came across wonderful people and most of all an atmosphere which always welcomed me with open arms, recognised hard work, and gave me a quality education,” said Sayan.
“Support is what makes ACU special, for any new student, and especially an international student like me. I was facing a new country, new culture, different norms and a whole new society, but when I started my degree, I never felt that in the classroom.
“My tutors were fantastic and they always appreciated that I had made a massive life change, but with a clear purpose in mind.”
From study to career
Thanks to ACU’s strong connections with industry, and focus on developing business, as well as technical skills – Sayan now has an exciting career in technology.
“I started to work the day after I graduated,” he said. “I am now the IT and Web Services Administrator for global superannuation software company Bravura Solutions. My job is looking after the web services for Bravura and administering client-based helpdesk software that allows our 150 client companies and 7,000 users to do their day-to-day tasks.
“My three years learning experience has helped me in different areas including leadership, being a team player, management and communication. One of the key things that ACU taught me was to be confident, believe in yourself and learn from your errors. I work in an industry where you apply new things every day and it requires confidence.”
To challenge himself further, Sayan has launched his own web development firm called Space Tech AU.
“For the last year I have been working on building my own project group, where I lead a team of dynamic programmers and designers. So far, we have completed five projects and they are all live,” he said. “Anyone studying or working in IT should be ready to undertake more practical experience and should always be one step ahead in applying it.”
Interested in a career in a booming industry? Explore IT at ACU.