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CDU led Anup to a career with a world-leading tech company

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CDU Student Anup with his daughter

After studying his degree from Charles Darwin University and working in the industry, Anup Prasad is giving back for the benefit of future generations.

When Anup Prasad graduated with a Bachelor of Computer Science / Master of Business Administration, he had no idea of the opportunities he would have and the phone calls he would receive that would change his life.

“After graduating, I had a call from IBM. They wanted to interview me,” said Anup.

After three rounds of interviews, he got an even better phone call.

I recall the memorable call at home. Anup, congratulations, you have a job at IBM! I was the envy of my friends. I had managed to win a job with a pioneering company

CDU Student Anup with ex prime minister John Howard

In the time since those two remarkable phone calls, Anup has spent more than 20 years developing technological solutions to problems across some of the most essential sectors in the economy.

I have developed and written software for telecommunications, health, banking, insurance, retail, justice and police, creating business efficiencies through automation 

Anup loves the challenge of writing and developing software and it requires a special type of thinking.

“Once you have completed your software and it has been tested, to see the software program running and executing in production is very rewarding.

After years doing the work, Anup decided it was time to change it up and has moved into pre-service teaching. He wants to share his knowledge and experience with up and coming leaders in the technology sector.

CDU Student Anup  with a colleague

“I have taught computer science to students at the University of South Australia, have been recognised by IBM for my innovations and have led and managed IT projects for the NSW government. I would like to give back the knowledge I have acquired in the technology industry to future generations,” said Anup.

For now, Anup is loving the vibrancy and culture of Sydney where he is now based and is thankful for the support given to him by CDU.

I am very grateful to Charles Darwin University for their help when I was fighting all those years ago for a chance to study here in Australia

His study at CDU set him up for success and with exceptional opportunities and a brilliant lifestyle to match.

“I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and lifestyle afforded to me by studying at Charles Darwin University,” Anup concluded.

CDU Student Anup with his daughter

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