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In high school? Start planning your future tech career!

Future tech careers

Having a flick through the latest issue of Careers with STEM: Technology is an awesome place to start

Check out our back catalogue of Careers with STEM magazines here.

Inspired after reading this issue of Careers with STEM? Collect your thoughts and ideas for your future tech career by answering the below questions.

1. Which career from this magazine would you love to have?

All the options:

Need more ideas? Check out our Careers with Technology hub and technology role models.

2. Which ‘X’ (passion, hobby, interest or other area) is your favourite?

Click your answer for more deets! Can’t decide? Take our fun ‘What’s your STEM + X’ quiz!

3. Which tech company would you like to work for?

If you need a refresher, you can read more about them on pages 10-11 of the e-magazine.

  • Google
  • Atlassian
  • Canva
  • Telstra
  • Afterpay
  • Xero
  • Halter
  • Ambit
  • Serato
  • Cogo

Discover more awesome STEM employers over here!

4. Whose career would you like to hear more about?

Niamh Fitzgerald, game developer

Niamh works at Dinosaur Polo Club, which is based in Wellington. She was the lead designer on a game called Mini Motorways, a strategy simulation game about designing the roads of cities around the world while populations grow.

Read Nimah’s full profile.

Alejandro Davila, virtual reality (VR) storyteller

Alejandro is the founder of Conical Studios, a video game and animation company based in Auckland. He was the first VR movie producer in New Zealand and adapted his thesis project, The Green Fairy, into a VR movie, children’s book, TV series and video game!

Read Alejandro’s full profile.

Punahamoa ‘Puna’ Walker, AI researcher

Puna is a researcher for FranklyAI, a Kiwi chatbot-like platform that can speak Te Reo Māori and its iwi (tribal) dialects. It’s used by governments, universities and other organisations to consult with students, customers and the public.

Read Puna’s full profile.

5. Make a to-do list

Open your Notes app or grab a piece of paper and jot down ideas about what you can do next to help your future tech career. That might be having a chat with your career advisor, exploring TAFE and uni options, teaching yourself to code or exploring more of to see what awesome jobs you could do.

This story first appeared in Careers with STEM: Technology 2023. For more on future tech careers, sign up to the Careers with STEM e-newsletter!

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