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Big Day In


​Fletcher Pascoe, Dante Giammattei, Rory Williamson, Saige Mungo and Dani Mitchell at the UQ Engineering Building for the Big Day In!

​5.30am is an early start on a cold Stanthorpe winter morning but it didn’t deter 7 enthusiastic IT students from Years 9 & 10! They were off to the Big Day In held annually at the University of Queensland, St Lucia campus.

The day started on a high with Shark Tank Entrepreneur Steve Baxter! He started off his empire in a small army house in SA and now he helps IT start-up companies out of a small warehouse in Brisbane.

Each presenter told how they got to where they are today – some via school, university and others via internships, TAFE but all had the same story – a lot of hard work and willingness to give it a go and learn something new.

Students learnt about new Technologies, drones, robots and the new Mixed Reality phenomenon. They got to speak to representatives from universities and business that offer IT courses, internships and graduate experiences. Parents have now had to listen to all the stories about the day, which presenter was the coolest and the ultimate IT job which they now want. It was a Big Day In!