- Student type: International
- Degree type: Degree
- Year commenced: 2018
- Degree(s): Bachelor of Computer Science
- Major(s): Data Science
Hi, my name is Hashim – and I'm a Monash IT student from Pakistan. I heard about the university through a family friend, who was an alumni that really enjoyed their time here.
I chose Monash because its wide range of degrees allowed me to find my dream course: the Bachelor of Computer Science. My decision was also based on the university's high international rankings and generous financial support!
During my time here, I've received the Information Technology International Merit Scholarship and Residential Advisor Scholarship.
I was also awarded an Industry Based Learning (IBL) Scholarship for my placement at the National Australia Bank (NAB) – which was the highlight of my degree.
The IBL program was a fantastic opportunity to apply the skills I've learned in the real world. I was treated like a real professional. And I felt like I was bringing meaningful change using cutting-edge tools like AWS and Jira.
My placement definitely gave me an edge to non-I BL students. The experience I gained was invaluable and really helped me get job-ready.
On top of securing a role in my desired field, my course also made me extremely competitive for graduate programs at leading organisations such as Google, Atlassian and the REA Group.
For anyone considering studying the Bachelor of Computer Science, I recommend they contact a course adviser in the Faculty of IT. They're extremely helpful. Monash also has a fantastic course outline on its website, which assisted me in choosing my course.