When my teachers introduced me to coding in Year 8, I fell in love with the problem-solving aspect of it. Having a rational explanation behind the methodologies and processes is what inspired me to pursue an engineering degree.
After graduating from Monash University last year with a Bachelor of Commerce (Management) and Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (Honours), I joined Telstra as a technical graduate working in cyber attack security in the Chief Technology Office.
Cyber attack security is growing in importance with the popularity of the Internet of Things and digitalisation. As more data becomes available, Big Data will also become important. When you first start out, be confident in your abilities. No one is an expert at first. Be prepared to fail as long as you learn as a result of it. You don’t have to be the smartest person at the table to make a meaningful contribution! The world needs more innovators. There is a real need for diversity of ideas, for both products and processes.
Oindrila’s pathway to Cyber Attack Expert:
>> Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Systems
>> Engineering Technical Graduate, Telstra
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“The world needs more innovators.”
Author: Heather Catchpole
Heather co-founded Careers with STEM publisher Refraction Media. She loves storytelling, Asian food & dogs and has reported on science stories from live volcanoes and fossil digs