As a part of my postgraduate degree in computer science at Central Tafe, I was offered the opportunity to enrol in the work integrated learning program. The program offers students the opportunity to seek industry experience and I was fortunate enough to be placed at Precedent’s Perth office.
When I first walked into the office, I was taken aback by the splendid office space. The view of the city is quite amazing and I appreciated the opportunity to work in such a nice workplace. Admittedly, in the beginning I was a little bewildered as this was my first placement and didn't really know what to expect, but Precedent’s pleasant atmosphere helped me settle in.
During my three months at Precedent, I learned a lot about the industry and key sectors which Precedent have a vast knowledge in. I learnt a lot about technologies such as HTML, CSS, XML, XSLT, PHP, different CMS such as MODX and Drupal.
I gained practical experience from the placement which would have been impossible to learn just by doing coursework. I got the opportunity to work on a number of projects where I did a variety of jobs from editing templates to researching certain technologies to find possible solutions.
A highlight of my placement was the opportunity to work with organisations such as Synergy and Monash University. Working on projects for these clients really helped to develop my skillset further and is a unique opportunity which I am fortunate enough to be exposed to.
Now my internship has come to an end with Precedent, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Precedent for the opportunity given to me. The confidence I’ve gained after working with Precedent will certainly boost my chances of finding a job in this industry.
I would like to thank everyone for their support, I truly enjoyed being part of the team.