5 Minutes with ACS Victoria D&I Committee Member, Siddharth Mehta 

1 February 2022
  • Siddharth Mehta, talks about his career journey, his experience as an ACS member and discusses his involvemnet in the ACS Victoria Diveristy & Inclusion (D&I) Committee.
  • He sheds light on his choice to become certified and offers Graduates his best career lesson learned.

Q: Tell us about your career journey?

After having completed a bachelor’s degree in engineering (specializing in information technology) and working for about a year, I pursued a master’s degree in Business Information Technology. I then worked for a consultancy in a quality assurance role. Since then, I progressed from a test analyst to a senior test analyst role for an educational organization, having worked in multiple teams across a diverse range of projects.

Q: Why did you become an ACS member and apply for certification with ACS?

I initially joined ACS as I was looking to attend a Special interest group on artificial intelligence and data warehousing so I could learn from the experts in their field. After attending a few sessions, which I found quite interesting, I then attended a few different SIGs on mobile development and found it interesting to not only network with peers but also learn from industry experts. Hence, I decided to become a member of the ACS. 

Q: You are a member of the ACS Victoria D&I Committee; tell us more about your involvement and projects you worked on with the committee members?

Since 2018 and 2019, together with the Victoria D&I committee, we’ve organised a number of workshops and a series of masterclasses on different topics od diversity and inclusion which were very well received. As a committee, we also created a D&I strategy that was then shared with the national committee.   

Q: What advice would you offer Graduates regarding career learning? 

I think career learning is extremely important, especially in an industry such as ICT where the landscape is always evolving and technologies are always changing and improving. Attending ACS SIGs and events is a great way to learn about a topic and get advice about a topic that you’re passionate about. 

Q: What is the best career lesson you've learned so far?
Always keep learning and challenge yourself. Also having a mentor to guide you in your professional career journey is very helpful.

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