5 Minutes With... Nitesh Mehta, ACS Professional Year Student
30th June 2020
- Nitesh is currently an ICT Analyst in Australian National Line. He pursued the Professional Year Program after his Masters in Information Technology to familiarise himself with the Australian work culture.
- His advice to anyone looking for a career in tech is to stay updated with the latest technologies by reading news and articles by sources like ACS, undergo latest ICT certifications and attending professional events.
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself
I am working as an ICT Analyst in Australian National Line. It’s been a great and valuable journey coming to Australia to pursue my Masters in Information Technology. I opted for professional year program after completion of my masters which helped me in getting familiar with Australian work ethics and culture. I achieved another milestone when I got selected for Computer Network and System Engineer role. It feels great to see my parents proud of my achievements.
2. What do you enjoy most about working in the tech industry?
The tech industry work environment give birth to latest innovative ideas and this is what I enjoy the most. The brainstorming to transform an idea into reality is the most exiting part of the tech industry.
3. What is the key piece of advice you would give someone interested in making the move to the ICT Industry?
My key advice would be keeping yourself up to date with latest technologies and innovations by reading latest news and articles published by ACS and other numerous tech companies.
4. Tech changes fast. How do you keep your skills up-to-date?
For keeping yourself in sync with the new technologies it is important to prepare yourself for latest ICT certifications. Attending professional events is also a valuable way to learn more about the latest technologies. We can also utilise online resources to keep up to date.
5. Who is your tech mentor or a leader that inspires you and why?
My tech mentor is my uncle who is an ICT industry member. Being in the ICT industry, he suggested and guided me on numerous occasions whether it was related to my university assignments or issues I was stuck on at work.
6. How has ACS membership supported your career journey in tech?
ACS membership has helped me get exposure through professional networking opportunities. It also aided me in professional development with access to numerous digital learning resources. With the access to ACS’s mySFIA tool I am able to understand my professional skills and map my career plans accordingly.
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