Undergraduate Information Evening
Hear from industry professionals about future tech careers and the skills you need to get there.
Hear from industry experts, students and leading academics about the exciting new tech careers which lie ahead. From robotics to cybersecurity to artificial intelligence and the internet of things, hear about the unique career opportunities for emerging graduates and the programs we have at UTS to help you prepare.
It's also a great opportunity to meet academics and current students who can share information on course options, and how you can prepare for your university journey,
17:00 – 20:30 Speak with academics and current students about course options available in the Faculty of Engineering and IT
18:00 – 18:45 Future Tech Careers – Industry Discussion Panel
19:00 – 19:30 Engineering Course Information & Scholarships
19:35 – 20:05 IT Course Information & Scholarships
20:30 Event close
Meet our Future Tech Careers speakers
Michelle Meldrum is Head of Talent Acquisition, Oceania for Fujitsu. Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Michelle has had an extensive career within Recruitment and Staffing spanning 19 years across industry sectors such as Finance, Information Technology and Engineering, including a staffing integration for a $1.3 billion global acquisition at Honeywell.
Elicia Cooke is a Senior Legal Counsel, Privacy Officer and problem solver for WorleyParsons. Elicia has over ten years’ experience as a lawyer with a focus on technology and innovation. In her current role with WorleyParsons Elicia advises on a broad range of Corporate and Commercial transactions with an emphasis on the legal aspects of digital or tech-related projects and services. Elicia also supports Advisian Digital, the data science and digital technology arm of WorleyParsons, on Joint Ventures, Mergers & Acquisitions, Start-Up Investments and Strategy. Elicia serves as the Data Protection Officer for APAC within WorleyParsons.
Georgia White is the Head of Brand & User Experience at Pendula, where she works alongside the engineering team to ensure their cloud-based communication software is both beautiful and useful. Prior to Pendula, Georgia was Senior Designer at award-winning studio Equilibrium Design. She also lectures in web and print design at the Design & Building Faculty at UTS, where she completed her own degree in Visual Communications.
Jasmina Zito is a Cyber Security Analyst at the Cyber Intelligence Centre in Deloitte. She is a graduate of the Bachelor of Science in Games Development majoring in Network Security. Her work with Deloitte focuses on threat intelligence, vulnerability management and static code analysis. Jasmina is passionate about women in STEM and is currently an industry mentor as part of the Lucy mentoring program, supporting current female engineering and IT students in their final years of study.
Hear from Professor Michael Blumenstein, Associate Dean, Research Strategy and Management about the Future Tech trends that lie ahead and the skills that will be in demand for years to come.
The technology revolution that we are experiencing at the moment is unprecedented. We are seeing the most biggest expansion of technology in business, in research, in our everyday lives.
One of the biggest challenges in the technology revolution is actually having enough people to actually fill the roles that are expanding at the moment.
We need people and we've been told by our industry partners that they are looking for data scientists, they are looking for software engineers, they are looking for software developers, they are looking for artificial intelligence experts, they are looking for cyber security experts.
So one of the things that people are experiencing is that 30%-40% of the jobs we see today are no longer going to be there because they are going to be replaced by technology and automation.
Artificial intelligence is now becoming one of the hottest topics around and that is because everyone wants to use some sort of intelligence whether it be in their business or in their everyday life to predict something or to make something easier.
This is where our lives will be changing totally. We once used to wonder what would be the future for stocks and other things that we need to predict. Well now the power is there through big data, data science, and the machine learning behind it to be able to predict into the future how will the business succeed, what will make a better business, what will be best for the future of a company.
UTS and the Faculty of Engineering & IT are very uniquely placed because we offer some of the biggest range of opportunities for students to interact with industry. We have over 700 industry partners and within that we actually offer a lot of opportunities for internships. It's about providing them opportunities to interact with industry from the beginning of their degree and all the way to the end. So for example in our engineering degrees we offer two internships and this is unprecedented in many other universities, and also the fact that our computing science and our IT degrees, same thing, we offer internships to ensure that students are constantly connected with industry. To always be at the forefront of the cutting edge of what our industry offers, and to us that is an extremely important part of the learning process.
The people that are coming through our degrees need to embrace the fact that this technology is going to hit very soon and that they need to be prepared for the jobs of the future and undertaking the degrees that we offer here at UTS.