Melvin Flores, from Paranaque City in the Philippines, is in the first year of his Master of Technology (Software Engineering) degree at Federation University’s Brisbane Campus.
‘My experience has been great. The student support has been really good, and the campus has excellent facilities and is right in the heart of the city.
‘I chose Federation University because the cost and the content of the course really suited me and because of the close connections the university has with a wide range of major companies.
‘I’ve only been here a few months, but I’ve already had great industry experiences: I’ve done an internship program, networked with entrepreneurs, and even mentored children in simple programming, which has really been a lot of fun.
‘Opportunities like this have helped me to quickly build connections and feel at home in Australia.’
Master of Technology (Enterprise Systems and Business Analytics)
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, I felt unsure how it would impact my studies. As we moved from studying on-campus to online, the staff made sure that students had all the support they needed to be able to continue their classes online. They even helped to supply equipment, such as laptops and internet, if students needed it.
At the same moment, my Capstone Master Project had commenced. At first it felt an impossible task to complete the project remotely, but working in a team we were able to successfully complete one of the best projects to solve a real-life industry problem.
Although classes were virtual, we stayed well connected. Our team members worked individually from home and our lecturer connected with us each evening to help solve any issues.
I am now employed by the founder of the project at his start-up company at River City Labs. It goes to show how instrumental the program and campus was to help students succeed and find employment. Thank you, Federation University!
Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
When I was in Year 11, I attended many university open days, including an excellent marketing session with a Business lecturer at Federation University. When I attended the open day again in Year 12, the lecturer remembered me. Right then, I saw the advantage of the smaller class sizes. I thought if you can remember me now, this is how it will be when I’m actually a student there.
Master of Business Administration
I’m proud to be part of Federation University’s alumni and most days find myself using the skills I learned in my MBA studies. The skills and learnings of the MBA have helped me navigate finance, human resources, business research and many other areas I previously considered weaknesses.
Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional Practice)
I chose to study at Federation University after a friend told me about the university's FAST program, which would help prepare me to resume studying after a five-year gap. I gained a great education from Federation's fantastic lecturers and valuable industry experience from the university's partnership with IBM in the Professional Practice program. Thanks to this program I am now working at IBM as a graduate Systems Programmer.