My Flinders Experience

ASHLEY LEACH
Flinders software engineering graduate and director at Silhouette Studios (Melbourne)

“I’d always been interested in computers, playing games at a young age and then making them in high school. When I got to Flinders, the idea for a business grew. One of the best parts of the degree was that we learnt more than the technical skills. We focused a lot on project management, which has helped me to remove a lot of the risks for projects and our clients and that helps us to build a strong company brand.

Another thing I picked up from my time at Flinders is self-learning. For every new project we did, about 20% or 30% of the work was research into things we hadn’t done before. I learned how to approach the task. That’s something else I take into business.

My honours thesis was on small software companies. It helped us get the initial contracts and build that trust with clients. Silhouette Studios has grown to the point where we are now working with some of the larger advertising agencies around and doing some great projects with large brands.”

 Where are they now?

Graduates share their personal career stories and advice

 

Matthew

Degree: Bachelor of Information Technology, Bachelor of Science (Honours) – Computer Science
Position gained: Analyst Programmer – ICT Applications Team, Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology