A Little Bit of BiG History
BIG was originally founded to cater for students undertaking Bachelor degrees in Information Technology. Since its inception, BIG has attracted interest from students of all faculties and is now the leading society at UTS, having recently won the Club of the Year Award in 2011.
Our members have the opportunity to participate in a variety of corporate events throughout the year, including the annual, “How Can I Use My IT Degree Innovatively?” and several sponsor orientated career events. We also aim to provide our members with the opportunity to participate in a variety of social events throughout the year, including beginning and end of semester parties, harbour cruises, inter-university and inter-club events, trivia nights for charity and many more. BIG has a member-base of over 350 IT students and 50 other students across various UTS faculties and some other universities.
What’s Happening in 2013?
BiG offers a flagship event each semester, starting with the annual Motion Harbour Cruise early in the Autumn semester and the Haunted Halloween Party, which is to be held in late October.
During 2011, we held our careers based event “How Can I Use My IT Degree Innovatively?” This involved 7 guest speakers from various companies talking to students about their company, their role, their career progression since university and how their chosen degree led to their success. After speeches, students could then network with the various speakers to get a sense of direction with their chosen university course.
In 2013, we plan to hold a similar event and require seven speakers with varying roles to speak about their career paths and how they got to where they are today. We are looking for speakers who have undertaken a degree similar to the Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT)/Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BScIT) to relate their experiences and the availability of current opportunities in the workforce. We also plan to hold more sponsor-focused events for current students. If you are interested in either opportunity, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com
How Can I, As A Sponsor, Get Involved?
In 2013, we are offering two primary packages, Gold or Silver – each with different benefits that is dependent on the amount donated to our society. We also offer a personalised event deal, where BIG organises a custom event on behalf of your company and you substitute the cost. We are happy to negotiate and customise packages to your preferences. Our packages are designed to benefit both you as well our members. This is not just a charitable donation; it is an investment to expose your company to new talent.
We offer discounted sponsorship to companies that already sponsor the Bachelor of Information Technology program at UTS. For more information on this, please visit: http://www.it.uts.edu.au/courses/scholarships/bit/index.html
If you are interested in sponsorship, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.