Year 10 student, Imogen Leon, was awarded first place in a challenge set by an industry expert when she attended the work experience program, GoIT Girls.
Imogen said she enjoyed the challenge put to attendees by Ms Anthea Bartlett, Senior Business Analyst at FOXTEL, that required them to design a program that would manage workflow in an IT Department.
“I developed a mock-up of a resource management system that included a process request form, an allocation process, notifications for all stakeholders and a system to view the bookings. My project took into consideration the work capacity of staff and new, high-priority projects and also generated weekly reports for resource managers,” she said.
“I pitched my project to an audience that included the other program attendees and a panel of FOXTEL staff and was awarded first place!”
The judges congratulated Imogen on the high quality of her work, including the delivery of her pitch, which was user-focused, and her thoughtful development of the reporting capacity of her system, which included details such as staff leave allocations and a traffic light colouring system indicating staff capacity.
Imogen said the most interesting parts of the program were the workshops and presentations that focused on helping participants plan their IT careers.
“The guest speakers gave us an understanding of the growing number of career options available in IT and an insight into what it is like to work in the sector. It was inspiring to hear from women who have been able to balance their lives with the demands of working in IT,” said Imogen.
“I highly recommend the GoIT Girls program to any student interested in pursuing a career in IT or STEM. You will have the opportunity to learn from industry-leading professionals and gain valuable advice about the skills employers are looking for in those entering the industry.”