Students who have attended the National Youth Science Forum were very fortunate to be treated to a visit to IBM’s Linux Development labs in Canberra in July.
They learned about the history of the company, and its leading role in some of the key milestones in the development of modern information management systems. They also heard about the work the company is doing in Canberra and across the country today in servicing clients from a very broad spectrum of business and government operations.
The visit to IBM reignited my interest in the field of computer science. As a result, I am currently investigating the possibility of applying for an internship there. Max Jones
The students chatted with staff working in the lab to gain insights into the kinds of career paths that are possible should they decide to seek jobs in the IT sector. The varied backgrounds of the team members illustrated well that sometimes it’s a passion along with study that combine to direct our career paths.
Max Jones from Mackay in Queensland is now studying at the Australian National University. “The visit to IBM reignited my interest in the field of computer science. As a result, I am currently investigating the possibility of applying for an internship there.”
A couple of hands-on activities put the students to the test, offering a fun spin to the visit and showing what can be achieved with team work and clear communication.
Thanks to the IBM team for sharing their experiences with the NSYF.