BIT student scores digital internship with Fujitsu
Isabela Hipolito is a first year student from UTS and the first UTS digital intern at Fujitsu in its newly formed Digital Business Group.
Fujitsu is now a sponsor of the Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) Cooperative Scholarship program, alongside companies such as IBM, KPMG, PwC, American Express, Coca Cola Amatil and the Reserve Bank of Australia, all aiming to inspire and support Australia’s future IT industry professionals, and recruit the best young talent.
Isabela, one of just 40 students enrolled in the BIT degree, spoke with 15 other organisations before she settled on Fujitsu. She is now in the first stage of an intensive intern placement at its Macquarie Park office, to be completed over 47 weeks during her first and third years at UTS.
“I chose Fujitsu because it offered me a perfect blend between the technical and business areas of IT. Being a large-scale ICT company means Fujitsu can offer the development aspects that I am interested in, as well as giving me insight into the business operations of a corporate organisation,” said Isabela.
In her short time at Fujitsu, Isabela has already participated in several projects and had exposure to different departments across the organisation. With the company’s increasing focus on the power of digital transformation and ‘co-creation’, Isabela has been able to work on upcoming co-creation projects that help to bring innovative ideas to life with internal and external teams such as M-View and Samsung.
Participation in Fujitsu’s RunMyProcess training has given her skills to create applications for hackathons to make organising and running a hackathon truly digital, and for lead gathering. An upcoming health expo had no lead scanners, so a QR code scanning app was created by Isabela and her team to store leads gathered during the event.
“The RMP training gave me a solid foundation to build new applications such as the QR code app... and to develop work processes and web interfaces whilst focusing on the user experience,” Isabela said.
Isabela has also been getting excellent feedback on her contributions!
“It has been fun giving a task to Isabela without prescribing how to complete it. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the results, like creating our SharePoint page for example where she learnt quickly how to use SharePoint to create pages, lay out information and add advanced features without being told how. It showed me that we all have different opinions on how something should look, and sometimes bringing a fresh pair of eyes and mind can get you great results!” said Isabela’s mentor Ramy Ibrahim, Digital Co-creation & Innovation Leader.