6 Ways An IT Intern Can Digitise Your Business

6 Ways An IT Intern Can Digitise Your Business

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If you’re an Australian business or startup operating in the 21st century, there is no way you’re operating without using IT services. With the world moving digital and virtual communication becoming a necessity for survival, your business must stay on-the-pulse with technology trends. In fact, forecasts suggest that the IT sector will grow by 104% between 2018 and 2023. 

The pay rate for IT professionals in Australia is steep, which is a huge challenge for new and bootstrapped businesses. Taking on interns is a great way to test the potential of IT services in your business. And interns are a motivated and cost-effective resource you can rely on to help you get there.

Here are six ways an IT intern can digitise your business that you may not have considered.

1. Web Development

Web developers work on your business website to make it user friendly and visually appealing, increase traffic, communicate your offering, and boost your SEO efforts. 

Web development is a big industry now and you can even host interns with a specialisation in frontend, backend, or a particular coding language such as html, Java, Javascript, CSS, and MYSQL.

2. Data Analysis

As the name suggests, data analysts can analyse heaps of data from your past operations to make your business more efficient, fine tune your customer offering, and invest in the right initiatives to scale. Process mapping, market research, data analysis, CRM customisation, and general documentation and planning are just a few of the things that a data analysis intern can do for your business.

3. Cybersecurity

Keeping your online presence safe from hackers and your confidential data secured is your responsibility as a business owner. Especially if you are working with confidential customer data such as payment details, addresses, and PHI (private health information), cybersecurity is vital. A cybersecurity intern can help keep things safe and secure in the background.

4. Help Desk and Support

Move your business from paper to digital! A help desk and support intern can ensure all data entries are updated, accurate, and working smoothly. Help desk positions can also involve troubleshooting and solving issues with various hardware and software, and better supporting your customers to increase engagement, and ultimately, profitability and business reputation.

5. Systems Administrator

Ensure the myriad IT programs your business uses are being monitored for glitches and are powering your business in the right direction. Software is ever-prevalent and ensuring that your technology is always up and running is a must. There’s nothing worse than technology failing at the most inopportune moments and a systems administration intern could end up saving you a lot of hassle.

6. Networking and Telecommunications

Networking and telecommunications interns can help manage the network system of an organization. Their role is to oversee and boost the connectivity and performance of the network, as well as monitor the day-to-day operations of an organisation’s computer network. Interns can specialise in hardware and/or cloud-based platforms.

IT Interns Can Open New Horizons At No Cost

Our IT interns each have a Bachelor Degree or higher and have a great foundation to make improvements to your business. Internships typically last for 12 weeks for at least two days a week. 

If you like the intern, you can hire them. If you’re not interested in hiring, you lose nothing. It’s like when big companies offer a “try before you buy” option. We say, “Sign up. Try it for 12 weeks. Then hire or try again!”

At Outcome.Life, we take pride in not only helping students, but also in supporting Australian SMEs (small to medium enterprises) and startups with interns who can help their business. Just reach out and start talking with our team about IT interns who can help your business.

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Vintii Vasundhara Aggarwal

Vintii Vasundhara Aggarwal is part of the placement team at Outcome.Life in which she talks to new students and host companies every day about the importance of work-integrated learning. Once an international student herself, Vintii is passionate about connecting with international students and sharing with them how she has navigated the same path and kickstarted her career. She is also a visual abstract artist and the winner of three UNSW hackathons.

If you have any questions...

The Outcome.Life team are always here to answer any questions or help with any problems you might encounter during your internship.

You can contact us between 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday at:

Phone: 03 8899 7424

Email: hello@outcome.life

What is Career Catalyst?

What is Career Catalyst?

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From Casual Hospitality Work To Your Dream Job

Many international students in Australia work in hospitality to finance their studies. This is  a great start into work life. You get to know people and build your “soft” skills while working in a café or restaurant. You get to speak and improve your English and get used to a different culture. You may not be used to the sarcasm Australians use in their everyday life, so it’s good to learn all the new conventions before entering the job market of your chosen industry.

But realistically: Do you really want to serve and clean up after people all your life? Or would you rather build on the knowledge from your studies, expand your network, and find a job that matches your passions and most likely earns more money, too?

Certainly, some people burn for hospitality. But if you are an international student, you have most likely come to Australia to do more than serve coffee. You can achieve so much more with less effort if you are doing what you really love. So sacrifice some time now and extend your comfort zone to find your dream job. 

How Career Catalyst Can Help You Achieve Your Goals

Outcome.Life and Study Melbourne have teamed up to create Career Catalyst – an employability hub to connect international students with industry and employers. Career Catalyst is a program to enhance employability and career development for international students. We help you create a professional network relevant to your skill set.

Mixing together entrepreneurship, leadership, and mentoring, Career Catalyst is supporting and empowering students with the right skills to excel in the Australian job market. Students can access a range of workshops, webinars, and online courses to improve their visibility on the hidden job market and, therefore, their chances of finding their dream job.

With Career Catalyst, it’s not just one career coach who has your back –  you have a whole community and network helping you connect with your future employer.

Thanks to the Victorian Government, this program is free for international students living and studying in Victoria.

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What Free Services Does Career Catalyst Include?

LinkedIn Workshops
Learn why LinkedIn and networking are the most important tools on your path to finding a job in the Australian job market, and how to utilise them!

Interview Workshops
How do you excel at your next job interview? What do you need to prepare and what is better not to say? We’ll cover all this and more in our free interview workshops.

Interview Preparation Online Course
You want to learn and prepare more for your next job interview? This online course will help get you ready in no time. Go at your own pace, anytime, from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.

Employability Webinars
Hear from industry specialists who will give you insights into your chosen industry and employability trends in our employability webinars! 

Resume & LinkedIn Coaching
Get personal coaching from our experienced coaches. They will meet with you one-on-one to help you improve your resume and LinkedIn profile, so you can reach more employers and build your personal brand.

Casual Jobs
We can help you find a casual or temporary job in Melbourne with one of our partners, so you can finance your living while you are studying.

Take Your First Step Now!

If you want to make the change to professional employment in your chosen industry, Career Catalyst is here to help! We have your back – no matter what you need help with on your way to finding your dream job. Sign up now!





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Leonie Schaefer

Leonie Schaefer is a Social Media Marketing Intern at Outcome.Life where she helps create content to empower better employability outcomes for international students and provide host companies with diverse and passionate interns. An international student herself, Leonie is a bilingual content creator who also enjoys playing the Australian sport, polocrosse (a mix of polo and lacrosse).

If you have any questions...

The Outcome.Life team are always here to answer any questions or help with any problems you might encounter during your internship.

You can contact us between 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday at:

Phone: 03 8899 7424

Email: hello@outcome.life