QUT IT Society Networking Night

Posted by Andrew Purchas

QUT IT Club and Networking

QUT IT Club & Networking Events

QUT IT Club is a QUT affiliated club that aims to provide members with valuable experiences and social aspects that allow them to network with students, potential employees and industry experts. We host several events each semester for our students. We’re also considered the largest IT Club ran at QUT with an active paying member base of approximately 350 students that study not only IT, but Engineering, Law, Maths and Business disciplines. We have an ever increasing number of female members which is great not only for the IT Industry, but for our club’s diversity and club focus. Students who join our club are usually attracted by the casual networking/social aspect or the experiences and official networking nights that we offer!

This semester so far we have had a very successful PC Building Workshop (sponsored by MSY) and a Social Event which overflowed the two rooms we had booked and a Bar Networking Night which allowed members to network in a more casual, relaxed manner (without getting out of control!). We have an upcoming Networking Event for IT orientated companies offering graduate programs with companies such as Deloitte, Halfbrick, REA and Suncorp expressing interest in attendance!

Regardless of this, we are always looking for companies willing to support us in a variety of ways so that QUT IT can expand and provide more valuable experiences for our students via collaboration. This not only increases awareness of your company to potential graduates but also allows your company direct engagement with our members be it by sponsoring our club, attending Networking Events and collaborating on events that provide experience to our students or even challenge them to hone their abilities. This not only gives companies access to our students, but to a pool of graduates who are extremely interested in IT and motivated enough to gain experience, skills and knowledge that isn’t compulsory to their course, by being an active member of our club. If you’d also like to take a further look at our student reach, feel free to look at our two facebook groups (https://www.facebook.com/groups/qutit/ & https://www.facebook.com/groups/qutitsa/) with over 2,800 members and growing.

We are primarily looking for companies and organisations that have a strong investment in the IT Industry that offer graduate programs or hire graduate students. However, we implore all companies interested to contact us regardless. We’re also still looking for a few more companies to attend this semester’s Networking event, ran on the 29th of April at 5pm.

If you are interested in attending our Networking Event, discussing collaboration, sponsorship or have any general enquiries please don’t hesitate to contact me! You can reach me (Jack Buckman) at our club email: [email protected]


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