Thursday, December 31, 2015

Students Can Volunteer to Gain Experience

Students can gain experience by volunteering. Universities have regular call for volunteers to help with research and with community projects (search for "volunteers" and the name of your university). As an example, ANU has a list of ways to volunteer.  There are more specific programs for students in fields such as engineering and computing. Each year I judge the Random Hacks of Kindness competition in Sydney, where IT people volunteer to help design or build applications for community benefit. On a larger scale computing students undertake group development projects as part of their studies, which can be for for-profit organizations, or government. As part of the ANU Tech Launcher program this year, students had the option to do their own start-up and then enter the Innovation ACT competition.

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