Microsoft Appoints Former Miss Australia Erin McNaught

She doesn't have any IT qualifications – in fact she's a university drop-out – but that hasn't stopped software giant Microsoft hiring former Miss Australia Erin McNaught to sex up the computer industry's geeky image. McNaught, who deferred a science degree at the Queensland Institute of Technology to pursue a modelling career, has been chosen […]

She doesn't have any IT qualifications – in fact she's a university drop-out – but that hasn't stopped software giant Microsoft hiring former Miss Australia Erin McNaught to sex up the computer industry's geeky image.

McNaught, who deferred a science degree at the Queensland Institute of Technology to pursue a modelling career, has been chosen as poster girl for a campaign to encourage young people into the computer industry.

Concerned at a 38 per cent slump in university enrolments in IT courses in the past two years, Microsoft and the Australian Information Industry Association held a student day yesterday at the start of its annual technical education conference on the Gold Coast.

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