5 Minutes With... Pranithchander Kyatham, winner of the Q1 ACS President Award

8th September 2020


  • ACS Victoria would like to congratulate Pranithchander Kyatham on receiving the President Award for the first quarter of 2020. 
  • Pranith has been an active ACS Victoria Student Ambassador, and contributed heavily to encouraging students and graduates to be supported by the ACS community.

1. What important things have you learnt throughout your volunteering role? 

As a result of being an ACS Student Ambassador for more than 12 months, I have had the opportunity to gain fantastic experience, both personal and professional. I was always passionate about helping and inspiring others, especially, where I could utilise my skills to make a difference in the ICT community. 

Throughout my volunteering role, I have learnt so many invaluable lessons, such as ‘little things can make a huge impact’. Before I undertook this role, I couldn’t even imagine how I would make a huge impact on fellow students careers, but I have been able to by sharing the benefits of being supported by a professional association. 

Another lesson I have learnt is ‘giving makes a world of difference’. I always feel happiness and am proud, when I get thankful messages and emails from my friends and peers, saying how ACS helped them to achieve their goals and provide them with networking opportunities. 

The ACS Student Ambassador role has also helped me to get out of my comfort zone, discover different opportunities and learn new skills. I encourage fellow students to explore and learn about new emerging technologies that has quickly become my forever passion. 

I have also found out that passion and positivity are the key requirements for anything that we do or want to do in our lives. 

2. What are your career aspirations, and what sort of role do you see yourself in, in 2-5 years time? 

I am a tech-nerd. Since I was a child, I have always been trying to discover entrepreneurial ways to drive a positive change in the world. That was the main reason to start working on my own start-up idea immediately after finishing my masters. In a bigger picture, I want to impact the world in a positive way through my start-ups.  

2 to 5 years down the line, I want to have real-world experience. I see myself working for a company that embraces an entrepreneurial and creative mindset, as well as seeing myself supporting companies to achieve their business goals by bringing my lean methodologies and innovative ideas to the table. 

3. What does receiving the Q1 ACS President Award mean to you? 

I feel extremely honoured and thankful for this acknowledgment towards the work, I have done, since I migrated to Australia from India. 

It means a lot and also provides me with further inspiration to continue what I am currently doing. It also indicates the fact, if we put our heart and soul to something and are open to everything new, we will surely be praised and rewarded one day. 


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