Qut M.It Student Welcome By Sam Paakki

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As a post-graduate student at QUT, I am actively involved in student leadership, student advocacy and knowledge sharing. This is a speech I gave at an income Master of IT student orientation event.

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  • Qut M.It Student Welcome By Sam Paakki

    1. 1. Master of Information TechnologyStudent Welcome<br />By Sam Paakki<br />MBA GradCertInfTechMgt QUT, BInfTech UQ, MACS<br />
    2. 2. Hello & welcome!<br />Sam Paakki – s.paakki@student.qut.edu.au<br />Senior Consultant at Fujitsu Australia<br />QUT Student<br />IT43 – Master of Information Technology<br />24 credit points left<br />Finishing in semester 2 of 2010<br />GS40 – MBA<br />Completed February 2009<br />9/26/2009<br />2<br />© Sam Paakki 2009<br />
    3. 3. Tricks & Tips<br />Other students are a great source of advice<br />Group work – you will have to do lots of it<br />Utilise your resources...<br />http://www.library.qut.edu.au/<br />9/26/2009<br />© Sam Paakki 2009<br />3<br />
    4. 4. More tricks & tips...<br />Online databases???<br />ProQuest, EBSCOhost, ScienceDirect, Emerald, Gartner.com, ...<br />Export references<br />https://secure.library.qut.edu.au/databases/passwords.php<br />Search library catalogues online (from home)<br />Reference books, textbooks, eBooks, DVDs,...<br />QUT cite|write<br />http://www.citewrite.qut.edu.au/<br />9/26/2009<br />4<br />© Sam Paakki 2009<br />
    5. 5. Even more tips & tricks...<br />Get EndNote TODAY!<br />EndNote: referencing management software<br />http://www.library.qut.edu.au/services/endnote/<br />9/26/2009<br />5<br />© Sam Paakki 2009<br />
    6. 6. Yet even more tricks & tips...<br />Tools to assist you with your research and study<br />http://www.library.qut.edu.au/learn/<br />Effective communication – written and oral<br />Academic communication – not what you do at work<br />Parsimony – Excessively sparing or frugal<br />But this is “a university for the real world”!<br />Critical Evaluation<br />Read widely and do not settle for the first opinion<br />Academic Honesty - avoid plagiarism<br />Unlike programming – R&D is NOT “Rob & Duplicate”<br />Need to develop your “systems”<br />9/26/2009<br />6<br />© Sam Paakki 2009<br />
    7. 7. Constructive feedback<br />Lecturers will give you constructive feedback...<br />if you ask for it and<br />when your assessment is returned to you.<br />When would you rather hear about going off on a tangent – before or after it’s been marked?<br />LEX – Learning Experience Surveys<br />Please complete the LEX<br />Towards the end of each unit<br />One way to have your say (anonymously)<br />9/26/2009<br />© Sam Paakki 2009<br />7<br />
    8. 8. Toastmasters @ QUT<br />9/26/2009<br />8<br />© Sam Paakki 2009<br />

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