Big Day In – Newcastle


The University of Newcastle was the venue for over 300 students from the Hunter Valley and Central Coast of NSW who attended the Newcastle Big Day In on Tuesday 5th June.


It was my pleasure to again be the opening keynote presenter at this event and share with these students some of the skills required to prepare for the future workforce.


A highlight for me was to bring Adobe Intern Nick Stubbs onto stage and interview him about lessons he has learned as he finishes off his University studies. Being only a few years older then the students at this event, Nick was able to pass on very relevant key advice. Two key skills he highlighted, that the students should proiritse to thrive in the future, were resilience and creativity.


Nick and I met hundreds of the students during the breaks and shared with them ways that Adobe tools can help them enhance their creativity and help them brand themselves. A key resources we shared with the students was the Adobe Help Center. This is a great one-stop-shop to get beginners guides and advanced tutorials on just about every one of Adobe’s products.

Special thank you to the Australian Computer Society Foundation for the great work they do putting together these Big Day In events around Australia.