Newsletter Week 8

Newsletter Week 8!


  • News
    • Common Room Officer Applications
    • Industry Rep Applications
  • Events
    • Monthly Munchies
    • Dance Central Night
    • CSSA Sports
    • EGN X
  • Job Opportunities
    • Xero Vacation Program
    • IMC Graduate Opportunities
    • Atlassian
    • Space Environment Research Centre
    • Fair Work Ombudsman
  • Regular Events
    • Wednesday Night Board Games


Common Room Officer Applications

Hi all, the new applications for extra CSSA Common Room Officer positions are now open! You can fill out the application form on the google form below

We should be discussing applications at the next full committee meeting, and will let applicants know the results after that. :-)

Applications Close: 5pm on October 1st

Industry Rep Applications

Hi all, the committee is opening up one spot for an Industry Representative on the committee! Details about the role are in the application form, which you can fill out in the google form below

We should be discussing applications at the next full committee meeting, and will let applicants know the results after that. :-)

Applications Close: 5pm on October 1st


Monthly Munchies October Edition

Hey postgrads and friends!

Join the Computer Science Students' Association (CSSA) and the Engineering Students' Association (ESA) for our monthly munchies October edition! Free pide, drinks and finger food in a casual atmosphere. Come along to meet other postgrads!

Time: Friday, 30th October 2015, 16:00 - 18:00
Location: CSIT Tea Room

Dance Central Night alt "Facebook"

Come and have fun dancing while playing Dance Central. It is great practice for EGN X where there will be a competition on the night! There will probably be discounted soft drinks for sale at this event.

Time: Friday, 9th October 2015, 18:00 - 23:00
Location: CSIT N101

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CSSA will be running regular sports events every month. These events are open to everyone - fit, unfit, experienced, unexperienced or uncoordinated as it's all about having fun, getting outside and meeting new people!

Each month we will have a different sport.

For the first month, we have opened up a poll found pinned on the CSSA page - please vote and suggest a sport for Thursday, October 15th 2015, 15:00. We hope to see you all there!

Time: Thursday , 15th October 2015, 15:00 - 18:00
Location: TBA

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Its that time of the semester again, the tenth instalment of our biannual Epic Games Night is here. For those who do not know, EGN is where we book out the entire ground floor of CSIT, fill the room with TV's, projectors and consoles and settle down for an night of games, tournaments and pizza. There will be two pizza runs throughout the night.

Equipment crowd sourcing form

Volunteering form

Time: Friday, 23rd October 2015, 18:00 - Late

Location: CSIT Building

Job Opportunities

Xero Vacation Program

The Xero Vacation Program is your opportunity to step inside the world of Xero, a leading provider of online accounting software, and learn from awesome people who are on the cutting edge of software development in Australia.

The Vacation Program itself will consist of 4 weeks of paid work over the 'Summer Holidays' for students in their penultimate year, starting in Mid-December 2015 and finishing in Mid-January 2016. All things going well, there is a view to have the Vacationers back permanently in a Graduate position at the start of 2017.

As part of the program, there are two spots available in our Product Development Team based in the heart of Canberra. The key to our Product Development team is to make Xero evolve in a way that keeps our customers coming back. Check out our Product Development team in action!

If you want further information, feel free to drop in and visit our shiny new Vacation Program website. Or, if you're ready to apply,

IMC Graduation Opportunities

IMC Graduation Opportunities: Graduates are treated differently at IMC, because they are different. They're restless perfectionists who love technology and never give up until a problem is solved. If that sounds like you, come start an extraordinary career with one of the world's leading trading firms.

Building automated trading systems requires our software developers to work closely with traders at the front-end of our business. Our software needs to embrace cutting-edge technologies and advanced algorithms to compete with the best in the world, and each decision can have a huge impact on our trading success. We invest in any developer who joins us so they become experts in our technologies and our trading and analysis methods, and help us maintain our competitive edge.

If you're a top academic performer who loves to think fast and solve problems, and tackle new challenges every day, you're one of our kind. Strong communication skills and a passion for collaboration are vital. You need the confidence to voice opinions, but it's just as important that you can listen to and respect your teammates’ ideas and keep your feet planted firmly on the ground.

We're currently accepting applications for IT Developer positions in our 2016 Graduate Program. Get started on your application today!

We look for candidates with;

  • a distinction average and above
  • a high achievement in studies and a consistent record
  • a strong knowledge of algorithms and data structures,
  • excellent programming skills and development experience
  • attainment of a bachelor's degree.

Have questions about what's involved in application and recruitment process? Get in touch with our helpful Sydney recruitment team via We wish you the best of luck with your application!


Atlasssian are hiring!

Atlassian are hiring for Graduate Developers in Sydney to start in January 2016 and will pay for relocation expenses.

The roles are live at

You can check out how your first week would look here

Space Environment Research Centre SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The Space Environment Research Centre (SERC) has a range of scholarship opportunities for exceptional undergraduate (4th year), HDR and Masters students.

SERC scholarships support students in diverse fields of study and can be undertaken at any Australian university. Scholarship recioients can also apply to attend international conferences and for short-term placements at Australian and international space research centres.

Visit to download an application form or email with any questions.

Fair Work Ombudsman's 2016 Graduate Program

The Fair Work Ombudsman's 2016 Graduate Program is now open for applications. Our program presents a fantastic opportunity for graduates looking to kick start their career with an agency who aims to promote harmonious, productive and cooperative workplace relations. We have five graduate positions available for our 2016 intake, with one position specifically for Information Technology (IT). Graduates don't need to be workplace relations experts; we have opportunities across a range of disciplines. Our graduates are provided with ongoing learning opportunities and support and equipped with everything they need to deliver results that they're proud of.

We are seeking applications from graduates who have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, can achieve results, show initiative, integrity and innovation. To be eligible graduates must have completed (or will complete) their most recent tertiary qualification between January 2014 and January 2016. The qualification must be at least a bachelor qualification from one or more of the following areas: - Legal - Information Technology - Digital Communication - Economics/Research analyst - Education and Community engagement (limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Graduates only)

We are seeking a graduate who has undertaken an IT qualification or qualification in a related field in either Canberra, or Sydney. As an agency, we are always exploring and investing in innovative technologies to support delivery of services to the Australia public. To achieve this, we support and develop a range of systems using Microsoft technologies such as .Net, SharePoint, Microsoft Dynamics, Exchange, SQL, Windows and the Office Suite. Opportunities for our IT graduate include, but not limited to: - web development (ElcomCMS) - development/coding (.Net, MS Dynamics CRM, SharePoint) - project management - production support - business analysis - business analytics (Tableau) - systems architecture - testing - server management - contract management

For more detailed information about the graduate program, click here or email

Applications close 11.00pm (EDT) Monday 5 October 2015.

Regular Events

Wednesday Night Board Games alt "Facebook"

Take a Ticket to Ride and Come Settle in our Dominion at CSSA board games night! CSSA board games night is Articulate. Other board game nights are Absolute Balderdash.

Check the Facebook Page to catch up on latest changes.

Time: Wednesdays, 19:00 - Late
Location: CSIT N101

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