Businesses are actively targeting students through career days, intense advertising campaigns and student days to attract the best and brightest graduates. The ICT industry is feeling the effects of a sharp decline in I.T enrolments, which followed the industry downturn in 2001. Business such as IBM and Microsoft are battling for talent in a shrinking pool.

In a special report by The Australian Newspaper on Tuesday, the article went on highlighted the ever growing demand by businesses for talented graduates and the wonderful ICT job market that graduates were welcomed with upon completion of their respective courses.

I had my 5 minutes of fame, when interviewed by The Australian Newspaper (http://www.australianit.news.com.au/story/0,24897,23462224-5013045,00.html) in regards to the intern program that I am currently undertaking at Microsoft. They were very interested to learn that students with a non-ICT background can still pursue a successful career in the industry.

The overall messages are very positive for ICT students; you can expect to have multiple job options as you plan your career path in the Industry.

Microsoft's MACH program is currently recruiting university graduates to join the program. The information is listed below.

MACH Sales Academy now recruiting!!!

The Microsoft Academy for University Hires (MACH) Sales Academy is a two year program designed to take passionate graduates and set them on an accelerated career path in Enterprise and Partner Group (EPG), Public Sector or Small and Mid-Market Solutions and Partners Group (SMS&P). Ideal candidates will have exceptional communication skills and a passion for sales, high level of academic achievement, 0-2 year’s post-graduation sales experience and the desire to succeed. Positions are available in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane and applications close 14 April. For further information please submit your questions to gr8hire@microsoft.com

Keep your eyes open for further information on this blog regarding Microsoft intern positions being offered throughout the year!

-Karo