At the 2010 NZ Computer Science Research Student Conference (NZCSRSC), numerous leading ICT experts have participated in a series of exciting Keynote and Tech Talks presentations. 

One keynote speaker, Nat Torkington, a Vic Alumni, talked about the “Careers Spotters Field Guide”. He highlighted the importance of finding and getting into the right career path and organisation. 

Go to presentation video

His advice included:

  • Find something and somewhere interesting to work with
  • Don’t be overwhelmed or wowed by freebies such as office perks, kitchen/shower facilities, gym memberships etc. They are there to keep you in the office!
  • Hang out with the ‘civilian’ species
  • Address these questions before jumping into a conclusion: Shall I join the  industry? How can I be useful? How much power do I want to have in my job? Will I be happy with a 9 – 5 job?    
For more presentation slides or videos of the conference: 
Keynotes Speakers’ presentations
Tech Talks’ presentations  

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