Upon admittance to Temple, every student is required to select a major, even if said major stands as undeclared. Pretty standard procedure. I have declared my major as Management Information Systems, as the world is becoming more dependent on technology to fuel our economy. With my MIS major, I will fully understand technology in business, how to built it and manage it. I see endless financial opportunities surrounding around technology, and look forward to being fully prepared to handle my major with care to ensure I am ready for the world. I minor in Information Technology for Innovative Entrepreneurship. I am indeed an respiring entrepreneur, and love the combination of technology for entrepreneurship as a minor, as this best fits my career goals…
Management Information Systems Major
Although I already stated this, I will say it again, their is dollar signs in technology. It is truly amazing how quickly the world wide web has evolved and even taken over our lives, and within no time the world wide web will be insignificant compared to other technological processes. It is important to understand one underlying factor, generation Y. Generation Y is the first to have the opportunity to grow up with what we now call a very basic computer, and from a young age our generation has been pondering the ins and outs of these systems. We have a competitive advantage over our elders in terms of learning and maintaining these technology, as our elders did not get the opportunity to get ahead of us. For the record, If I ever get passed over for a technological job because the other candidate has more “experience”, I will plead this same case, maybe in a less formal nature.
Information Technology for Innovative Entrepreneurship Minor
No shocker here, but the job market is obviously weak. Times are tough, especially for us well educated college students who already face mound of debt, thanks PNC. I need to make sure I can pay PNC back, and at the same time begin saving so one day my kids will not have to worry about student loans. With the job market in terrible condition, why not go out and make your own money? And here is where I land on my minor, ITIE. I have already stressed the importance and growing opportunities that surround technology, and I would love to learn how to take the entrepreneurial approach to technology. I love knowing the ball is in my court, and as an inspiring entrepreneur, I will not have to wait up for anyone else. With my education, I have great intentions of implementing a technological process or program from an entrepreneurial standpoint, the Do It Yourself approach to surviving in a lousy economy.
Here is a couple of entrepreneurs I look up too:
Arthur Blank went from being fired from his first job, to co-founding Home Depot. Home Depot revolutionized the home improvement industry with it’s warehouse concept, and with that move Blank became a billionaire.
He retired from Home Depot in 2001 and purchased the Atlanta Falcons. I cannot explain how much I admire that move. Arthur is 68, and spends his time overseeing operations for a professional football team. Personally, that is my dream job. This explains why Arthur Blank is my favorite entrepreneur is a nutshell.
Michael Dell did two things that attract my interest. He was one of the first people to recognize the openings and opportunities in the field of technology, a field in which I feel provides many job opportunities today, and started Dell Inc. in 1984. Michael Dell dropped out of the University of Texas and is now worth $14 Billion dollars today.
Secondly, Dell started his company with an idea and $1000 dollars. This is great inspiration to any entrepreneur who thinks that he or she may be down for the count. This may not be easy to accomplish, but taking risks is something that must be done in this field, and Michael Dell did just that.
His accolades include:
“Entrepreneur of the Year” (Age 24) by Inc. Magazine
“Top CEO in American Business” by Worth Magazine
Some Current and Completed Courses:
- Digital Design and Innovation
- IT Enterprise Architecture
- Business Ethics
- Database Analytics
- Information Systems Organization
- Financial Accounting
- Managerial Accounting
- Calculus for Business
- Organization & Management
- Legal Environment of Business
- Macroeconomic Principles
- Microeconomic Principles