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Free webinar: How to build your dream tech career

Join this free tech career webinar to explore how you can combine a Bachelor of Information Technology with your ‘X’, which is your passion, another area or a big goal

In this webinar you’ll meet an entrepreneur who has a goal of growing plants on the moon, an ecologist who uses machine learning to protect threatened species and a virtual reality expert who is exploring how gaming and immersive technology is reshaping the way we work and learn. 

When: 12pm AEDT, Wednesday, 1 November 2023

Can’t make that time? No worries! Register and you’ll be sent a link to a recording of the webinar that you can watch at any time.

What will the webinar cover?

… everything you can do by combining tech qualifications with your passion!

Tech careers are about more than just coding. In reality, tech careers are everywhere and the demand for graduates with tech skills is booming. 

People who gain a foundation in computer science or information technology are using their skills to solve global problems, explore new frontiers and support communities. And in this webinar you’ll meet some of them and hear about how they landed their dream job. Plus you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and get tips specifically related to your career aspirations.

Brought to you with the support of QUT, this webinar unlocks the next-level potential of a computer science degree. Discover the careers of tomorrow and create change in our world today.

How do I register?

It’s easy! Register here with your details, then mark the time and date in your calendar!

Meet the moderator

Kimberly Valenny, QUT Graduate and Graduate Front End Developer at Deloitte Digital, will be hosting our STEM + X webinar series

​Kimberly Valenny is passionate about turning ideas into realities. She is motivated by emerging technologies and how she can contribute to the future of user experience design and software development as a Graduate Front End Developer at Deloitte Digital.

​Kimberly completed a double degree in Information Technology and Creative Industries at QUT, with majors in Computer Science and Interactive & Visual Design. She was also the 2021 President of Women in Technology, a student society that aims to unite, inspire and empower strong like-minded females studying all things tech at QUT.

​Still eager to get involved in initiatives and networks, Kimberly is a member of the ACS QLD Emerging Professionals Committee and of the QUT IT Industry Advisory Group. She also tutors as a Sessional Academic at QUT for a first year ‘Introduction to Web Design’ unit and is an ambassador for the QUT Faculty of Science marketing team.

Meet the panelists

Dr Lauren Fell, space entrepreneur

Lauren is the director of Lunaria One, an Australian space start-up with a goal of growing plants on the Moon whilst developing sustainable solutions here on Earth. 

She is also an Associate Lecturer and PhD student at QUT researching experimental protocols to test quantum-based models of cognition in human trust judgements. 

Lauren has also been involved in projects investigating the use of virtual reality for people in neurodiverse populations, and has been awarded multiple awards for her work in NASA design challenges. 

Dr Paul Roe,  Lead Researcher and Head of School of Computer Science, QUT

Paul is a professor of computer science at Queensland University of Technology. For the past 12 years he has been researching how sound can be used for biodiversity monitoring: ecoacoustics. His research group is a world leader in ecoacoustics, it is developing novel techniques to analyse data and innovative data visualisations. He works with ecologists, data scientists and citizen scientists. He leads the Australian Acoustic Observatory project, which is building a network of 400 sensors which will collect sound from all over Australia. This will result in a unique sound archive of over 2 millennia of sound data. Paul has published over 150 papers and received over $10M in competitive research funding.

Dr Professor Selen Turkay,  Associate professor in the QUT School of Computer Science

Associate professor in the QUT School of Computer Science.Selen is a computer scientist and VR expert who studies human computer interaction and user experiences including engagement and motivation. She has a PhD from Columbia University in New York and has worked at Harvard University. She currently teaches Game Design and Development at QUT. Selen’s  research focuses on how immersive technology is reshaping the way we work and learn.

Watch previous webinars on the Careers with STEM On Demand Playlist

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