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Hey Divers,

We can’t believe it is week 12 already - time really does fly 🕊! With assignments wrapping up and SWOTVAC right around the corner, it's good to know that semester one is coming to an end and the well-deserved winter break is not too far away.

We hope you finish strong with your final assessments and also wish you all the best for your exams. Remember - you’ve got this and we believe in you!

While it may be an extremely busy period, we still have some exciting in opportunities for you, so check out the rest of our newsletter to see what’s in store for you this winter  ❄️

🤓 GET INVOLVED AT UNI 
Coffee with diversIT Initiative

This week will be our final week of Coffee with diversIT for Semester One. If you are looking for some tips for exam study preparation, now is the time to book in a session and receive some helpful advice. The Coffee with diversIT catch-up sessions are a way for IT students to connect with members of the diversIT committee and have a chat regarding their studies, future career pathways and aspirations and anything related to IT. To learn more about our initiative and book in with our committee members for a free 30-minute coffee catch-up, simply hit the link above!

MAC x Hack Sprint

 05/07  Need some fun activities to fill up your winter break? MAC x Hack Sprint is hosting a 2-week long hackathon style event, giving you the opportunity to design and develop a solution to a problem and become the next potential startup success story. Unlike other hackathons, which run for less days and can be stressful, Mac x Hack Sprint gives you ample time to learn and build while enjoying your holiday and giving you time for a lot more sleep! Find out more details by clicking the button above!

🙋‍♀ VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES
Friends of Refugees (FOR)

Friends of Refugees (FOR) is an independent not-for-profit organisation which has responded to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis and helps to create a positive future for people seeking asylum and refugees in Australia. They are seeking a volunteer who loves social media and can liaise with other people in both a face-to-face and virtual format. If you would love to start volunteering and help make a difference, you can find the application by hitting the button above.

💼 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
SEEK 2022 Software Development Graduate Program

 30/05  Are you curious, enthusiastic about tech and enjoy coding? SEEK is seeking passionate graduates who are keen to create awesome products for much-loved customers and help them decide which problems they need to solve. Now is your time to shine - showcase everything you’ve been proud of whether it be your passion projects Github profile, contributions to Stack Overflow by applying for the SEEK 2022 Software Development Graduate Program. Hurry - applications close just before the end of the month!

NAB 2021 Technology Intern Program

 31/05  Kick start your IT career at Australia’s largest bank with NAB’s Technology Intern Program! Gain industry experience through hands-on projects and a rewarding placement, all prior to completing your degree. Applications close at the end of this month - so be quick if you don’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to work with one of the big four banks!

Capgemini 2021 Graduate Program

 15/06  If you are passionate about helping clients solve their most complex business and technology challenges, the Capgemini Graduate 2021 Program may be just what you’re looking for! Ranked as one of the top graduate programs in Australia for two years in a row now, there’s no better reason to start your career with a grad program at Capgemini!

📃 DIVERSITY IN TECH NEWS
research study by The National Center for Women & Information Technology showed that “gender diversity has specific benefits in technology settings". In this newsletter edition, Shuchi Gaur, an engineer at Peritus.ai, explores this topic further, prompting us to ask ourselves whether or not the initiatives, recruitment and opportunities geared at women have been enough to create a more gender diverse workspace. Read all about her journey into IT, the challenges she has faced and overcome here in this article.
Check out our website!
www.monashdiversit.com

Why you should check it out:

  • It contains links to FREE software resources.
    eg Microsoft Office 365, Jetbrains IDE (To code in Python, Java, etc.), Microsoft Windows 10, Github Developer Pack (free private repositories to store your code)
  • It contains links to programming tutorials to improve in Python, Javascript, Java, etc.
  • It talks about diversIT and what we stand for
If you find anything that you think we should add to the newsletter, just email us!
 
We don't believe in fluff. We believe in diving straight into a community.
 
Feel free to email us if you have suggestions for content, events run by diversIT or any questions at:
gday@monashdiversit.com
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