Student Invitation: Ribit Speed Dating for Jobs @ The Capital 2 August 2017 5.00pm – 7.30pm

RIBIT Speed Dating for Jobs @ The Capital

•         Are you looking for a paid internship, part-time job or project?

•         Are you a university or TAFE student in Brisbane with digital, STEM, business or research skills?

•         Do you want to work with some of the most innovative companies in the country?

…then this event is for you!

Ribit is joining forces with Brisbane Marketing, Fishburners Brisbane, River City Labs and Little

Tokyo Two to host a supportive, fast-paced and fun-filled networking for jobs event.


This is your chance to get face-to-face with some of the coolest startups, innovative companies

and public-sector agencies in Brisbane.


Who’s invited?

If you’re a student with skills in business, coding, IT and software engineering, web development

and design, law, marketing or communications, analytics, research or  project management then you’re in demand!  It doesn’t matter what  your discipline, the businesses are after students with skills that can help them update or grow.

Where: At the Capital,

Level 2, 155 Queen St, Brisbane City


Wednesday 2 August, 5.00pm – 7.30pm


This is a free event, but as places are limited you will need to pre-register and be confirmed to attend.

Refreshments will be provided and there will be time for informal networking after the event.

What next?

As places are limited we may need to shortlist students

who are best match with the skills requested by businesses.

You can increase your chances considerably by completing

a full student profile on the* platform. This will help us match you to potential employers. We will confirm your spot with an offer a week before the event.

To apply for the event go to:


Contact us if you would like more information on


* is an online platform operating from CSIRO/Data61 that matches tertiary

students (with STEM and digital skills) to innovative companies and startups for casual, part/time jobs and internships relevant to their study and future careers.


The Ribit team

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Electrical Engineering graduate positions

Energex and Ergon Energy are currently merging to become Energy Queensland. We are recruiting for graduates to join us in February 2018 and would like to invite you to apply in accordance with the criteria below.

Graduate opportunities are available in Cairns, Townsville, Rockhampton, Brisbane or Toowoomba.

Who can apply?

You are eligible to apply if you:

  • are an Australian resident
  • completed or are completing an Electrical Engineering degree between December 2015 and December 2017 at an Australian university.

How do I apply?

For more information about our graduate program and to apply, click here.

Online applications close 11pm Sunday, 2nd July 2017.



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Paid work opportunity for a Masters or Doctorate student from an IT or Computational and Applied Mathematics background

Paid work opportunity for a Masters or Doctorate student from an IT or Computational and Applied Mathematics background with MineSmith Pty Ltd. MineSmith provides optimisation technology to the mineral industry.

Location: Chapel Hill
Hours per week: 10 to 20+
Long term, ongoing opportunity

Role Description: Coding in .Net for a Win64 platform. Support of an existing code base and development of new utilities to support clients in the minerals and mining and geological modelling software industry. Experience in development of optimisation technology – primarily mathematical programming solutions. Will collaborate with overseas and Australian developers.

Learning Outcomes:Gain commercial experience in development of .Net and DirectX applications. Optimisation and visualisation technologies.

Skills Required: Existing and extensive code base written primarily in .Net. DirectX for 3D graphics. Devex for 2D graphical displays and commercial libraries for mathematical programming and modelling. Python a plus.

To apply contact Martin Smith on 0403 955 332 or email:

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Student Placement Opportunities with the Defence Science and Technology Group

The Defence Science and Technology Group (DST Group) is the Australian Government’s lead agency charged with applying science and technology to protect and defend Australia and its national interests.

Each year DST Group offers a limited number of placements over the university summer vacation period, and longer term placements for students who have a mandatory requirement to undertake an industry placement as part of their degree. The primary objective of these placements is to support the education of promising tertiary students by providing them with a means by which they can satisfy the formal requirement of their degree that they complete and industry placement.

Students from UQ are welcome to apply for placements at all DST Group sites across Australia. Closer to home, this summer two projects are being offered at DST Group Brisbane, and one longer term (up to 12 months) project. The projects are suited to Engineering students from an Electrical, Avionics, Aerospace, Software, Mechatronic or similar field of study. These project offers an exciting opportunity to work with DST Group. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with the DST Group Brisbane team to develop innovative solutions to exciting, dynamic, and challenging technical problems.

These projects would be appropriate for 3rd and 4th year students.

Student placement opportunities have now been advertised on the APScareers website. The application pages are here:



Industry Experience Placements (IEP)

Industry Experience Placements (IEP) projects are available to university students who have a mandatory requirement to undertake an industry placement as part of their degree. IEP Projects run for a varied length of time up to a maximum of 12 months.

Of the projects listed, DST Group Brisbane has one project advertised:

IEP – Development of Ground Control Software Package for High Speed Flight Testing

Summer Vacation Placements (SVP)

Successful SVP applicants will undertake a 12 week research project at DST Group commencing in November 2017 and concluding in February 2018 to align with the university academic calendar.

Of the projects listed, DST Group Brisbane has two projects advertised:

SVP – Lithium Ion Battery Management for High Speed Flight Vehicles

SVP – Development of Ground Control Software Package for High Speed Flight Testing

More Information

Full details about the Summer Vacation Scholarships can be found on the DST Group Website:

Applications close: Friday, 2 June, 2017.


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Sem 2 2017 Thesis Selection Event – 29 May

If you are due to start a thesis in Semester 2, 2017 come and meet the supervisors!

Thesis Selection Event Slide S2 2017


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Free Trial Membership with the ACS!

ACS 2017

Try ACS on us until 30 June 2017!

We are at a digital crossroad with emerging technology outpacing traditional models of success. You need a network of support and a firm understanding of what you can bring to the future. As the Professional Association for Australia’s ICT sector we’re here to help at any stage of your career.

Don’t take our word for it, have a try on us* till the end of June!


About ACS

The ACS (Australian Computer Society) exists to advance professional excellence in Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Over 23,000 ACS members work in business, education, government and the community. Its objectives are to further the study, science and application of people and organisations; maintain and promote a Code of Ethics for members of the ACS; define and promote standards of knowledge of ICT for members; promote the formulation of effective policies on ICT and related matters; extend the knowledge and understanding of ICT in the community; promote the benefits of membership of the Society; and promote the benefits of employing members of the Society.

*Terms and Conditions apply. See website for details.

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Registrations Close 11 April – Deloitte Event – STEM Students

Risky Business

Meet the women of Risk Advisory, discover what we do day-to-day and learn more about the available student opportunities at our Risky Business event.

When: Wednesday, 19 April, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Deloitte, 123 Eagle St

Register here

Are you a passionate and energetic student studying a Business/Commerce, Information Technology or Information Systems, Engineering, Maths or Statistics, Psychology, or Project Management degree?

Attend our Risky Business information night where you will meet the women of Risk Advisory who will share with you their career stories and provide insight into the opportunities that are available for you.

In addition you will:

  • Hear a career path story from a Partner in Risk Advisory
  • Join in fun speed dating with current team members who will provide insight into their day to day experience
  • Hear about Deloitte’s programs
  • Participate in informal networking

Places are limited so register your interest now! Registrations close 5pm, Tuesday 11 April and your spot will be confirmed via email.

Risk Advisory

Risk Advisory works across Internal Audit, Technology Advisory, Forensic, Risk Analytics, Sustainability, Cyber Security, Cyber Crime and Crisis Risk Management for Australia’s largest organisations. You could be working within a supportive and dynamic environment to solve complex client problems.  Find out more

For more information about our students opportunities visit:

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University CLOSED 30 March 2017

As you are aware South East Queensland is now feeling the effects of ex-cyclone Debbie.  Brisbane is expecting torrential rain, gale force winds and flash flooding.  The Queensland Government has made an announcement this morning to close all schools.  They have also recommended that businesses close by noon today as the weather intensifies this afternoon.

The Vice-Chancellor has therefore decided to cancel classes and any other activities at all three campuses at St Lucia, Gatton and Herston and recommends all staff and students remain at home today.

Please remain at home today, or return home if you have already made your way to any of the campuses.  Please take care on the roads and follow the instructions of government and emergency service officials throughout the day.

To remain up to date with current warnings please see the Current Warnings on the Bureau of Meteorology website:

Please also check the Translink website for service updates before planning any travel:

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S1 2017 CEED Projects for IT Students Projects Closing Tonight!

Applications are now open (closing at midnight tonight!) for the following CEED projects.  These projects will suit final year BInfTech or Master of InfTech students.

A scholarship ($3,000) + academic credit will be awarded to the successful applicants.

CEED projects applications closing tonight:

Applicants must register and apply online + upload their resume (including unofficial academic transcript + student number) by the deadline.  An interview and selection process will be conducted by the company – co-ordinated by CEED.

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Role Available with Boeing Defence Australia for MEng Graduate

Opportunity available at Boeing Defence Australia for recent graduates in Master of Electronic Engineering to work with the P&I team in completing ongoing Hardware development work.

This opportunity is available with an ASAP start date.

If you are interested, please send your resume to Candice Wedlock

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