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.
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.
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!”
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...
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