Atlassian is a big believer in encouraging students to get into the IT industry. We’re passionate about developing our community by giving young people the chance to get industry experience and to be mentored. We’ve been a strong supporter of a number of student initiatives over the years, contributing over $750,000 to date.
After completing their studies at UNSW in 2002, our Co-Founders, Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar started Atlassian out of a garage with a $10,000 credit card loan. Since then, Atlassian has been a heavy sponsor of UNSW’s scholarships for degrees in Business Information Technology, Computer Science and Software Engineering. We’ve also sponsored student associations such as BITSA (UNSW’s Business Information and Technology Student Association), CSE Revue and RoboCup.
Over the past 3 years, we’ve also proudly sponsored the National Computer Science School. NCSS runs activities over summer for students going into years 11-12 at high school (this year’s group pictured to the left). It’s awesome being able to provide young students with a glimpse of software engineering and a career in IT.
We’ve recently set up a social group called the ‘Gradlassians’, made up of recent university graduates and Atlassian interns. The group was set up to help grads and interns network, build a community and have fun at Atlassian.
We’re on the hunt for the best grads in Australia and in the USA to help shape the future of software development. Interested? Take a look at our graduate roles or if you know someone who might be, refer them (and you may score a holiday!). Applications close on Friday, the 15th of April.