ECU graduates reach their potential
Tuesday, 02 November 2010
ACS Foundation scholarships awarded to graduates
On Tuesday 26 November 2010, five students from the Faculty of Business and Law at ECU were awarded scholarships by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) Foundation at a function at Parliament House.”
The ACS provides a range of ICT tax-free work integrated learning scholarships, open to both international and domestic students. As such, students are given a work placement that is provided by the ACS and funded by donors.
The scholarships are donated by industry partners including Western Power, RAC, CSG and Velrada and range from 12 weeks to one year.
ECU graduate Dawn McQuin Madtha said he hit the ground running, getting an ACS funded place with the RAC as a Business Analyst.
“You learn new things every day and it has allowed me to work on some really big projects” said Dawn.
Harsha Vardhan Sundara graduated in June 2010 with a Master of Information Systems and has won a scholarship placement with Far Data Solutions.
“My course was very practical and prepared me for the role, right from the content through to the analytical tools that we used” said Harsha.
“Now that I am in industry, I can see how relevant the courses are at ECU as teach exactly what employers want and are responsive to industry demand”.
The scholarships are made available to recent graduates, ensuring they graduate not only with their degree qualifications, but with relevant valuable industry experience.
“The ACS Foundation is the prime scholarship facilitator focussed exclusively on the ICT industry” said Executive Director Mr John Ridge.
“By funding scholarships for tomorrow’s ICT leaders, the ACS Foundation is supporting the growth and development of the Australian ICT profession”.
For more information, contact Dr Phil Dobson.