Saumya Joshi

Saumya Joshi

Saumya Joshi

  • Student type: Domestic
  • Degree type: Double Degree
  • Year commenced: 2016
  • Degree(s): Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Major(s): Banking and Finance; Business information systems

Pursuing passions at a flexible university

I saw IT as a growing industry and knew it would be a key area in every company. I wanted to be part of that, understanding how technology works and helps businesses grow.

I had heard and read great things about Monash and knew straight away that it was the university I wanted to go to. My goal was to do a double degree, and Monash gave me so many choices that I felt free to study any course I wanted. This is something many universities lack.

Capping off a rewarding course – with real-world work

The highlight of my course has got to be the IT project that we do at the end of our degrees as a capstone unit.

It immersed me in a real work environment and prepared me for entering the workforce. I was able to combine and apply all the skills I had gained over the past four years while building on them at the same time. The unit also helped me a lot when it came to job interviews because I could really relate to the role I had applied for. I had tangible examples from the unit that I could use.

When I start my internship at Telstra in the Technology and Enterprise Solutions department, I’ll know what to expect.

Building skills through socialising

During my time at Monash, I’ve been part of a few clubs. I found them great for networking and connecting with people who have similar interests. This has benefited me by teaching me the value of diversity while enhancing my communication and collaboration skills.

An exciting path ahead

I’m looking forward to my internship at Telstra and my graduate job at Accenture as a Consulting Analyst. I’m particularly keen to put my four years of theoretical knowledge into practice.

My course has been amazing and I’ve learned so much about the world and how technology influences and impacts it. Before I started my degree, I knew nothing about IT. But now I’m going through it with new perspectives and knowledge that’s useful for my career and day-to-day life.

Pearls of wisdom for future students

Don't be afraid to try something new even if you know nothing about it. I chose business because I had done business subjects in high school, but I knew nothing about IT. But now I love it more than business – and I’m building a career in something that was completely foreign to me four years ago.

So try something new, it might surprise you.