• What have you learned in the classroom that you have leveraged in your internship?  Please respond by commenting to this post.


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    • At my internship I’ve used skills from MIS3504 and MIS2501 the most as well as the general business communications skills I learned in BA2196. The lessons from MIS3504 that have been helpful in my internship are interviewing clients, drawing process maps, and designing interview questions for clients. As an auditor we do a lot to document…[Read more]

    • One of the classes I find extremely helpful as I’m going through my internship is MIS 3504. Like Rachel, I am auditing clients so understanding how to draw information out in interviews, understanding how to indentify business rules and understanding what’s all involved with a project (for example: the project scope and vision) has helped me…[Read more]

    • Two skills that I have transferred from the classroom to my internship are SQL querying and requirement elicitation from stakeholders. Here at my internship I have gotten the privilege to work on an ongoing project where I have actually gotten to do substantial work. I have been able to add to the requirements document and actually sit in on and…[Read more]

    • MIS 2501 has been a tremendous help in my internship, the researching and being able to pull out the important facts quickly is an everyday thing. Just a few minutes ago I got an email asking me to go to a few links and summarize the requirements of installing Windows server 2012 R2 on IBM 3650 M3 – M4 and HS22’s and 23’s. Sifting through all of…[Read more]

    • I feel the way Doyle taught MIS 2501 really got across a “straight to the point” writing style, that has been very useful at my internship. I feel when writing emails or notes to fellow employees it is easy for me to make sure I don’t waste that employee’s time by not getting straight to the point. Another skill I have noticed I used during my…[Read more]

    • What I have learned in the classroom that I have leveraged in my internship are business processes and swim lane diagrams. Everything I learned in MIS3504 is being applied to my internship. I am constantly creating and updating process flows on an application tool called Provision. Because of MIS 3504 I have a basic understanding of what I am…[Read more]

    • Material that were especially helpful during my time in HR Technology was picking up a new technology from 2501. In addition, I did some data analysis which I applied general knowledge of databases and referential integrity from 2502. While I never took 3504, I started taking non-credit courses in project management my freshman year and used some…[Read more]

    • The two main classes that are helping me in my internship in regards to relevant material are without a doubt MIS 2501 and MIS 3504. MIS 2501 spent a significant amount of time teaching us about data centers, the effect/cost of downtime, the importance of the equipment, etc. My internship manufactures UPS systems which are arguably the most…[Read more]

      • Also I forgot to mention the extraction and elicitation of information, a skill learned in 3504, also plays a heavy role in my internship when dealing with clients.

    • The most useful skill I’ve learned “in the classroom” that I am now utilizing throughout my internship is actually more of a mindset (or way of thinking) than a hard skill. I obtained this way of thinking through MIS3501, which is the PHP coding course. I’m sure that everyone can agree that coding makes you think analytically, but at the same time…[Read more]

    • First off, to get the job in the first place BA 2101 helped as my entire interview was a series of 10 exhausting STAR questions.
      Once here, I think the general climate of academia helped me acclimate better to a new environment, having had to do it before while enrolled in school. Things like finding my way around, learning the resources around…[Read more]

    • I think the two classes that have helped me the most are Digital Design and Innovation and Data Analytics. I am constantly using excel at my internship. A big role I play on my team is analyzing, converting, and reporting data, which all require knowledge in excel. Data Analytics has helped me become a lot more comfortable with excel and taught me…[Read more]

    • A skill that I am finding very helpful I learned in the classroom was Justinmind. I would have never thought I would use Justinmind after MIS 3504, but I am working in a department that is constantly innovating and coming up with new ideas for apps. So with my knowledge I quickly mock up a prototype to present to the stakeholders to show them how…[Read more]

      • Steve, just out of curiosity, how did you extend your license access for Justinmind? I remember professor Moustafellos saying the license would expire towards the end of the semester and that after that, you would have to purchase your own license. If there’s a way we can keep it, I would like to know!

        • I actually downloaded a free trial, and once that ended the company bought a license for me to use. As far as continuing to use the software I think I noticed the only difference between the paid and free version is uploading it online. The free trial still lets you design prototypes just like the paid version.

    • I find it very interesting to see how closely related my classroom knowledge and corporate experiences can be at times. I have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to work independently on a lot of different projects throughout my internship and I am able to work efficiently due to the solid foundation of skill-sets that I have learned at…[Read more]

    • The classroom knowledge that I leverage in my internship most is from Enterprise IT Architecture. When working with hardware, networks, and servers I think back to that class and it really helps. I recently had to write up a diagram of our network system at Fame House and while making it I thought back to that class and it really helped. In IT…[Read more]

    • Everything that I learned in MIS2502 and MIS3501 I have leveraged in my internship. I was assigned three different projects that I would not have been able to complete if I never went through those classes. My internship was strictly coding and didn’t really have too much to do with the business side. I was told to create a webpage from scratch…[Read more]

    • The MIS curriculum has been instrumental in my success at my internship this summer. My position title is Digital Marketing Intern, but my responsibilities extend past these confines. At its core, my position tackles the management and execution of anything digital. With the classroom knowledge I received from the MIS classrooms, I have been able…[Read more]

    • I probably got the most out of MIS 3501, which I just finished up in Summer l. My professor really made it clear how a business analyst thinks and how it is possible to become a liaison between two teams (mostly business and IT but it could be finance and IT) to solve problems. I’ve been able to take that way of thinking into my position currently…[Read more]

    • Since I am currently working with excel and editing data, it is important for me to keep in mind everything I learned in Data Analytics. Understanding an unique identifier or an attribute is extremely important in explaining why I am displaying the data as I do, instead of any such way. Additionally, learning excel skills from Data Analytics have…[Read more]

    • I have leveraged the knowledge I have learned from MIS 2501, MIS 2502, and BA 2196 the most in my internship this summer. In both MIS 2501 and BA 2196 I have learned to communicate in a professional manor. In my internship I am leveraging these two classes in my day-to-day communication. I particularly have been given the responsibility to present…[Read more]

    • All the classroom knowledge I have gained from doing group projects has been a big help during the internship. The group project I am involved in includes four other interns at sites in New York and Florida, so everything we do is virtual. Due to that challenge, our communication has to be continuous, which is something that has been preached in a…[Read more]

    • Before starting my internship I have never realized the extent to which classroom work really translates directly into the business work world. Although I have only taken three MIS courses thus far (besides this), which include MIS 2101, MIS 2501 and MIS 2502, I have utilized a tremendous amount of knowledge from these two courses. MIS 2101 taught…[Read more]

    • Material from Data Analytics and Data Centric Application have helped me the most in my internship. Being on the technical side of the fence, having a base knowledge of what databases and scripting are and how they work have been very important. Despite not working directly with databases, I have still been able to leverage my understanding of…[Read more]

    • Two courses I’ve taken are Data Analytics and Function of business, that I feel gives me the leverage to my internship. It has given me the experience and knowledge to work side by side with my co-workers. I’ve been working with excel and SQL for quite some times over my internship to know short cuts to the data, which cuts down time in the work…[Read more]

    • What I have learned in the classroom that I have leveraged in my internship is the usage/understanding of SQL (MIS 2502) and the ability to understand different technologies and present them in way that explains either the benefits or costs of the implementation (MIS 2501). Recently, I have been extracting data from SAP and transferring it into…[Read more]

    • One overall theme for the MIS program at Temple is that it doesn’t teach specific programs and/or software, but it gives you the basic tools to be able to quickly and easily understand and learn different programs. You probably realize that no two companies use the same programs, so in today’s worls, it is better to understand the concepts behind…[Read more]

    • During this summer I have leveraged the skills from MIS 3504, MIS 3501, and BA 2196 in my internship. My internship mainly involves writing code in C#. Although 3501 consisted of learning PHP, I have noticed similarities between the two languages, which has helped me to better understand the C# language. Also since both 3501 and my internship use…[Read more]

    • I have only taken three classes so far, MIS 2101, 2501, and 2502, but I can safely say that all of them have been beneficial. In short, we do system implementations for other companies, something that we learned in 2101. Because of that class I can understand much of the terminology that gets passed around the office. Mart Doyle’s 2501 has taught…[Read more]

    • First, creating visual diagrams in MIS 3535 has been extremely useful for me so far. For example, I was tasked to create a software roadmap for end-user services that documents all of the core software the company uses, how long each version is expected to be in use, and what future versions will be used. As a result, end-user services now has an…[Read more]

  • Here’s the workshop agenda. Make sure you take a look through it.

    It describes what we’ll be doing during the workshop and what you’ll need to do to prepare. There are three videos to watch, an article to read, and a comment to leave on the discussion board.


  • Leave a response to this question as a comment on this post by September 24, 2014. Address briefly each one of the questions. Your entire response should only be about four to five sentences. Less is more!

    The videos and readings describe a various uses of data analytics to support decision-making.

    How are all three data-driven decisions…[Read more]

  • Hopkins, M. and Brokaw, L. (2011). Matchmaking with Math. Sloan Management Review, Vol. 52, No. 2.
    To get the article, go to the Temple Library site and search in the Summon Search box for “Matchmaking with Math.” It will be the first one on the list!

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  • It’s hard to balance your schoolwork and your internship.  Tell us how you are handling it and what tips you have for keeping it all together.

    • Well I am fortunate enough to only have this class on my agenda. I am very schedule oriented so I have to plan out all the events and things I have to do. When it comes to this class I have all of the due dates and reminders on my calendar. I also do this throughout the year with all of my classes and work. My work schedule is synced with my…[Read more]

    • Balancing school and an internship can be challenging; I manage my time by making a calendar of due dates and events I have for school and work so I can see it all in front of me. Once everything is in front of me, I can then start to breakdown my schoolwork around times I know I will be free from my internship. I usually set an hour a week just…[Read more]

    • Like Stephanie, I find it to be helpful to manage my time with a calendar. My planner is a great tool to help me forecast ahead and plan for a heavy workload before it all hits me at once. Within my calendar I definitely make a point to prioritize tasks based on how long it takes to do them and when they are do. Also, like Michael, I am only…[Read more]

    • Fortunately, this summer I am only taking one class. I balance my internship and schoolwork by managing my time wisely. I made a calendar with all the due dates of my assignments. I also subscribed to the blog so whenever I receive an email regarding assignments, I make sure to add them to the calendar. I have a daily routine and usually I work…[Read more]

    • Firstly, i’d like to offer a disclaimer, for this post I think it’s more beneficial for myself and others to talk about my current Summer internship than my Spring internship. This is the first Summer which i’ve had a great difficulty in balancing school/work. I’ve been working 1-2 jobs since starting school so those two elements aren’t new. But…[Read more]

    • I am lucky to only be taking this class and a one credit online class that doesn’t eat up much of my time. But I do make sure that I have everything planned out ahead of time, for example every due date is in my calendar and I have reminders set for the night before they are due so I know I will have time to finish them if I have forgotten. As for…[Read more]

    • My involvement in athletics at school gives me a big advantage when it comes to time management skills. I am used to balancing five classes with a very demanding football schedule. It is crucial that I keep a task orientented mindset in everything that I do. I have had the opportunity to accomplish many tasks throughout my internship thus far and…[Read more]

    • I am not taking classes this summer for a change, but I can relate this question to my last semester where I juggled 5 part-time jobs amidst a 15-credit semester.

      The most essential ingredient to the balancing act of school, work, and leisure, is good system of planning that integrates both a reminder-friendly calendar and a good sense of…[Read more]

    • MIS 3581 is the only class I’m taking this summer, so luckily it isn’t too difficult to balance my internship with my schoolwork. I work Sunday-Thursday around 7 hours a day here in Israel and I am constantly on my computer. Because of this, I receive automatic email updates from this community site whenever there is a new blog post such as this…[Read more]

    • For me I am only working a few days a week, so the time crunch isn’t too unbearable, however, it is difficult to remember I have summer class duties to perform, especially considering this is the first time in my life I have ever had a summer course. In summer, I feel sometimes the last thing I think about is school. To prevent myself from…[Read more]

    • I can find it difficult some times to balance all the workload I have this summer. I am currently working an internship at Fame House on South Street, working a part-time job on campus, have this class and just finished an online class. I am very happy to say that my online class is finished because it will give me a little more free time to…[Read more]

    • I am only in this class over the summer and balancing one class with work has not been too bad. I have the syllabus pinned to my desktop and whenever an assignment is due in the next week I write a sticky note on my desktop. My last semester I had both an internship and full time classes, which was not easy. At first I really struggled with…[Read more]

    • Since this isn’t the first time I am taking a summer course, I have not found it difficult to manage the internship and school work. To me it is just like balancing playing a sport for the university and school work. The only thing that can be difficult at some times is remembering when you have assignments due. To help out with this, I just…[Read more]

    • While reading through the majority of these comments, I’m finding that I can relate directly with what everyone is stating. Basically, it’s summer; of course everyone wants to dedicate their free time to social activities, whatever that may be for you personally. In all honesty, I think that I have just reached the point where my internship and…[Read more]

    • Hello all,
      I am glad to hear y’all are aptly able to manage your various responsibilities and free time.
      The most important factor in balancing my time is maintaining a positive can-do attitude. When I work on my various projects at Walmart, I run into a roadblock almost every day. When this happens, I speak to someone, particularly my manager…[Read more]

    • Like some us, MIS 3581 is my only summer class, therefore, I haven’t been finding myself struggling to balance work-work and school-work. What’s made this balance even easier for me is that QVC doesn’t give laptops to their interns. This has allowed me to leave work related tasks there and not have to accomplish anything from home or elsewhere. In…[Read more]

    • Luckily, I am only taking one class this summer, so balancing schoolwork and my internship has not been too difficult. I am naturally an organized person, who has two calendars and a bunch of lists always written down. I have a calendar, which I use to write down all my due dates for schoolwork and internship assignments that need to be done.…[Read more]

    • Being able to “do it all” aligns closely with a strong focus and vision for understanding the end game. Closely correlating the objectives of schoolwork along with the objectives of an internship, I have found, is a great way to see how the tasks of one relate to the tasks of the other. The work that is completed in classes is to prepare me how to…[Read more]

    • Like most of you, this is the only class I’m taking this summer. Balancing school work and work from my internship has been easy, but I still find that sometimes I’m a little overwhelmed by my internship alone. Before this summer, my primary way of keeping myself organized (or disorganized, depending on how you look at it) has been keeping mental…[Read more]

    • Considering that this is my only summer course, balancing school and work isn’t too difficult. After three years of college, I have learned how to prioritize. When I am given a lot of work at my internship, I try to determine what is the most important and should be completed first. This is the same tactic I use during the school year, and it has…[Read more]

    • My schedule has been pretty tight this summer. During summer session one I took two courses along with this one. Now I have one class along with this one. The amount of work between classes and my internship can sometimes be a lot to handle at one time, but I have been able to manage it by carving out parts of my week for the work. Typically once…[Read more]

    • It is always difficult to manage things in life but proper organisation and time manageability helps to complete any task you want. I usually set a reminder on my to do list which helps to keep track of my work. Although I had three classes besides my internship, I managed it keep pace with both job work and schoolwork by completing my work…[Read more]

    • If you have goals in sync well with time management, you are unstoppable especially this summer. I’m a hardworking full timer in sales 9-5 and sacrificing weekends for as long as I could remember back in junior high till now. I’ve been blessed with internship at Subo City I was granted this past summer and it will be 6 months very soon. I’ve been…[Read more]

    • The best way for me to manage my internship and this course is to set myself reminders on my phone calender for when things are due. This way when I get busy at work or at home I can still remember to do my assignments without having to check this website all the time. The other thing I try to do is do things when I know I have a lot of downtime…[Read more]

    • Everyone knows it is hard balancing schoolwork and your internship, whether it be during the semester or summer. As a matter of fact, I feel like it is even more challenging to do during the summer due to simply not being in “work mode.” However, I have realized that my internship has actually kept me in “work mode” during my weeks, forcing me to…[Read more]

    • Granted, That this is my first class I have taken in the summer while working, the hardest thing so far has been organization. Working full-time keeps me very busy. On top of that are networking events and various Deloitte activities that are planned for the interns and practitioners alike. Because I’m new to the firm, I’m very encouraged to…[Read more]

  • For the powerpoint outline you may submit to me a one page word document basically listing what you will cover in your powerpoint.  Your draft then will be your rough slides in powerpoint.

    Let me know if you have […]

  • Communication is definitely a skill and a very important one at that. I think you will see a lot of your classmates talking about it as well. As long as you can communicate well you will always be able to get the job done.

  • What are the most important skills (business/technical) and people that you have discovered in your internship?  Is there a skill that you didn’t have before but realize that you absolutely need?  Is there a […]

    • One skill that I think is most important not only in my specific position as a Reporting Intern, but as an intern in general, is being able to ask questions and being comfortable asking for more work. It is important to get the most out of your internship and idle time is the best time to learn about your new company or ask for another project.…[Read more]

    • The most important skill I have discovered in my internship so far is sounding professional, knowledgeable, and convincing on the phone when making business calls. I’ve handled phone calls before in previous part time jobs I’ve had, but I’ve never had to talk to key business stakeholders on the phone while trying to sell products and sound like I…[Read more]

    • Like some others above, I learned that the skill to constantly ask questions is very important, especially as an IT&PA SAP intern. I believe this skill applies to everyone because everyone should be comfortable asking questions that will be able to help them continue their work, but also asking questions helps gain more knowledge. Since I am…[Read more]

    • The most important skills that I discovered so far in my internship are communication skills, strong writing, data modelling and coding. The most important people I have discovered in my internship are HR Manager and data analyst team. The skills that I didn’t have before that I needed was people management and strong coding especially in VBA…[Read more]

    • The most important technical skill that I have found to be needed has to be involving relationship management. Especially as a new employee within a company, the first instinct of most people when they don’t know how to do something is to go and ask someone that does know. The ability to invoke trust in other employees to then be able to develop…[Read more]

    • Two of the most important and useful business skills that I have needed to utilize during my internship are professional communication and working effectively in a team.

      Being involved in three Student Professional Organizations (SPOs) at Temple University allowed me to practice and realize the importance of professional communication in the…[Read more]

    • The two important skills I perform at my internship are communication and socializing. Ninety-five percent of my time, I will be communicating with my boss or restaurant businesses to find detailed answers. I have learned to always be organized with a schedule for every week. I feel that, it is important to write down any information i get from…[Read more]

  • I hope everyone is learning a lot in your internship.  Here is question #2.  Please comment on this and feel free to respond to other’s comments as well.

    What are some of the important things that you had to find […]

    • At PwC, they assign interns a partner coach, a coach, and mentor. Each one of them has a different title and position within the SAP Team. All three of them you want to get to know and definitely have on your side. One important person I have met that I have gotten to know is another manager, who has worked at the Philadelphia office for…[Read more]

    • One of my biggest adaption issues during my current internship was adapting to the laid back culture of Antigua Computer Technology (ACT), which is unsurprisingly due to the laid back culture of the people of Antigua & Barbuda. Since my migration to the U.S. from Antigua & Barbuda five years ago I have adjusted to the high paced lifestyle of the…[Read more]

    • Overall, SuBo city managers have greatly expanded every aspect of my job this summer. The meetings over the phone are new to my environment and getting familiar with different ways to communicate is new too. Every meeting that I have with the managers they make sure that we are on the same page. I feel confident to ask questions about any…[Read more]

  • I hope everyone is off to a good start at your internships.  We have a bunch of students doing internships this summer and participating in this forum.   Please feel free to respond to one another student here if […]

    • Hi Everyone!

      I finally started at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and had my first full week at the Philadelphia office and the previous week I was in Atlanta, Georgia for training. I am an IT&PA (Information Technology & Project Assurance) SAP intern. What I have learned this past week from my managers on the SAP Team is that I will be…[Read more]

    • Hi everyone! This summer I will be working at Antigua Computer Technology (ACT). ACT is one of the leading technology and internet service providers in the island of Antigua & Barbuda. My internship consists of three main projects, which include: 1. Working with staff to develop a set of procedures employees must follow when doing certain every…[Read more]

    • Hello everyone, this summer I have the opportunity to work at SuBo City as a research and development analyst. My main focus at SuBo city is to make sure consumers connect with businesses at a touch of an application via smart phone or tablet. I also update the data system which has important information of businesses that change daily. With the…[Read more]

  • Regular office hours will end on Friday, May 2 to coincide with the end of our regular class meetings.

    Starting next week, you are welcome to email or schedule an appointment with myself or Zach with any […]

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