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Jackson Tait

Technology graduate

Tech careers

Jackson Tait wasn’t sure what career he wanted to pursue, only that he was all about innovation – and, for that, he’s now on the perfect path

Jackson says he enrolled in a Bachelor of Technology and Innovation after high school because “it involved design thinking, was experimental and brand-new at the time”.

His first real introduction to coding wasn’t until he kicked off his degree with a subject in basic coding. Thankfully, he “had a blast”.

After uni, Jackson landed a graduate position at Commonwealth Bank, where he’s working on artificial intelligence (AI) used in the bank’s networks. He sees AI as a super-exciting area for innovation, with “lots of emerging opportunities for data scientists and ethical considerations into how we interact with AI”.

Disability networking

While Jackson is loving his work on AI, his job at has also given him opportunities to explore other areas he’s passionate about. For example, he recently worked on a networking forum for Commonwealth Bank employees with disabilities.

“I have a disability myself and always wanted to chat and connect with other people with disabilities,” says Jackson, who is profoundly deaf in both ears and wears a Cochlear implant.

Jackson’s career goals include one day launching a new tech startup.

His tip for young people setting out on their own career journeys? “Definitely experiment, explore and research areas you’re interested in.”

Jackson’s pathway

  • Digital Accessibility Ambassador, UTS
  • Bachelor of Technology and Innovation, UTS
  • 2021 Technology Graduate, Commonwealth Bank

This article was brought to you in partnership with Commonwealth Bank and was originally published in Careers with STEM: Technology.

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