Starting summer 2014, Puja will be working for Protiviti in their IT Audit department as a Consultant. She will be working with governance and compliance while coordinating with the external audit firms. She will be assisting in managing risks, monitoring internal controls, and capitalizing on opportunities in international markets serving over 35% of FORTUNE 1000 and Global 500 companies. Through strategic advantage, she will be serving clients and solving problems in business operations management, financial controls, transactional services, accounting excellence, and IT consulting. Congratulations to Puja and continued success.
Scott will be joining KPMG in New York as an Advisory Associate in the firm’s CIO Advisory practice. As an Advisory Associate, Scott will be working as a management consultant on client projects from a business strategy perspective. The position requires CIO Advisory Associates to provide clients with the consultants’ knowledge and understanding of the business applications of IT. CIO Advisory Associates use this knowledge to help clients create strategies that enable organizational change and build efficiencies. Scott hopes to work with clients dealing with process improvement projects, utilizing IT to make their organizations operate more effectively and efficiently. Scott worked for KPMG this summer, utilizing the skills he obtained from his education in MIS to interview key client stakeholders, identify pain points, and propose solutions within a team of KPMG consultants. Scott is also the COO of the Association for Information Systems handling organizational operations. Congrats to Scott and continued success.
Joe will be joining Cigna in their Technology Early Career Development Program (TECDP). The TECDP is a three and a half year rotational program designed to enable associates to gain a broad IT understanding, build experience, and develop leadership skills. The purpose of the program is to develop high potential, high performing professionals with health services expertise, strong technical knowledge, and solid analytic skills into future leaders within Cigna’s IT organization. Joe hopes to have a Project Manager position in his first rotation. Other rotations include Enterprise Architecture, Business Analyst, Systems Analyst and Security Analyst. Joe completed two internships with Ernst and Young and one co-op with Johnson and Johnson prior to accepting his position with Cigna. Joe is also VP of Talent Development in the Association of Information Systems and runs the Friday workshops. Congratulations to Joe and continued success. http://community.mis.temple.edu/jnespoli/
Josh will be joining Walmart as a full-time IT Rotational Analyst upon completing his FoxMIS degree on May 2014. During the 18 month program he will work through four tracks: Application & Development, Infrastructure, Customer Planning & Analysis, and Business Analytics in the IS Division. Having completed an internship with Walmart last summer, he is excited to return to work with the retail industry giant and leverage the knowledge he gained from the FoxMIS program at Temple University. Josh also leads the Association for Information Systems (AIS) as the Chapter President. AIS is one of the largest student professional organizations on campus and earlier this year they were named Temple AIS Chapter of the Year, the highest honor any student chapter can receive.
“We have continued our legacy of offering our members the best in professional development and networking opportunities. Each one of my twenty officers has been working like crazy to make sure we pull all of this off seamlessly. It is a pretty awesome group of students. We have the most intelligent and creative students in the Fox School.” Josh Wise
Congratulations to Josh and continued success.
As a Data Analyst at Mesa Veterans Power, LLC, Joe was responsible for supporting a nationwide effort to upgrade over 42,000 cellular network sites across the country by collecting and analyzing data about the sites currently in operation. This was necessary in order to make informed decisions about which sites to keep and which to shut down.
Joe implemented a database system that replaced the inefficient spreadsheet system the company was using to complete this project, which as a result greatly increased the speed at which the company could analyze sites. He was individually responsible for converting every single spreadsheet-based data entry in the company to a database entry. In this case, errors in the data would directly result in company profit and reputation loss. He completed the transfer without a single reported error in the data by using an automated script that he programmed from scratch.
One side note about Joe, he plays Offensive Line for the Temple Owls and wears #60. In 2013 he was on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, and in 2012 he was BIG EAST All-Academic Team honoree. Congratulations to Joe and continued success. http://community.mis.temple.edu/joemis/
Anthony Bonanni is an MIS major and is currently working for Campbell Soup Company as an IT Intern responsible for supporting R&D. He has been involved in various projects that put his business skills and technology skills to work. His biggest project is to manage and facilitate the process of upgrading R&D laboratory PC’s to operate on Windows 7, some of which previously operated with OS’s as old as Windows 98.
Another one of his projects is to improve the management of notes taken by R&D employees who use paper notebooks by implementing electronic lab notebooks integrated with SharePoint and OneNote. He also supports R&D’s internal SharePoint sites and creates collaboration team sites for various teams in R&D. Lastly, he is participating in a project to create visualizations, using CSS, to showcase various social media posts about the company at an upcoming sales meeting. Congratulations to Anthony and continued success. Link to his e-portfolio: http://community.mis.temple.edu/anthonybonanni/
Miraziz is currently a junior in the Fox School and is interning as a Business Analyst as a part of the Technology Analyst Development Program (TADP) at JP Morgan Chase. His organization; Enterprise Contact Center Services is responsible for managing and supporting all the company’s contact centers (which supports all lines of business within the company) around the globe. Miraziz is involved in business analysis and project coordination projects and also assists his manager in research projects on various technologies to identify, assess, and record near-term business needs. Congratulations to Miraziz and continued success.
Jeffrey McMahon is a MIS major and ITIE minor and is currently working at PwC as a Data Assurance intern. He provides clients with analysis and data visualization that allows high level management and executives to make critical business decisions related to forecasting, trending, and process improvements.
Jeff is also working on a healthcare project that supports healthcare providers transition from an old medical coding system (ICD-9) to new alpha-numeric coding system (ICD-10). ICD stands for International Classification of Diseases, and is the code that represents either a medical diagnosis or a procedure. These codes are stored for medical data analysis and also reported to insurance companies to determine the amount that hospitals are reimbursed. ICD-10 codes provide a more detailed record of diagnoses and procedures and allow for more granular analysis to determine trends that can help with the development of effective treatments. Analysis performed also helps the providers accurately allocate expenses for training of their doctors, nurses, and departments as a whole. The ICD-9 to ICD-10 data conversion has both financial and procedural benefits and implications for the healthcare providers.
Congratulations to Jeffery and continued success. http://community.mis.temple.edu/jmcmahon/
Jacqueline a MIS major, accepted Deloitte’s offer as a Federal Business Technology Analyst (BTA) where she will be assigned a service line. Being a part of the BTA program, Jacqueline will work with federal clients to develop innovative solutions to improve business operations and quality. Congratulations to Jacqueline and continued success.
Catherine Rojas, MIS major who was extremely involved with the student professional organization known as the Association for Information Systems (AIS) accepted a position after graduation with Grant Thornton. She will be working as a Business Advisory Services (BAS) Associate. The advisory branch of Grant Thornton works to assess and improve company processes for maximum efficiency. Catherine expects to be exposed to clients from varying industries as well as different function improvements ranging from information technology services to risk and internal auditing. Congratulation to Catherine and continued success.
Roman Nicholas, an MIS major is currently working for Campbell Soup Company as a Digital Marketing Intern. He has two main roles working as a Project Manager on two different projects. One is managing the mobile optimization for one of their company sites, and second is managing the development of an API implementation. Congrats to Roman and continued success.
Michael Pagan, MIS major accepted a positon after graduation and will be working as a Business Technology Analyst for Deloitte’s federal consulting branch. Upon starting at Deloitte he will be assigned to one of six service lines: SAP, Oracle, Emerging Solutions, Information Management, Systems Integration or Technology Strategy & Architecture. His roles will vary depending on what service line or federal client he is assigned to. Congrat’s to Michael and continued success.
Charles Vesley, MIS major accepted a position after graduation and will be working for Merck & Co., Inc. Charles was hired into Merck’s Emerging Talent Rotational Program and his first rotation will be part of Merck’s Global Human Health IT which supports Sales and Marketing. His specific roles will include reporting and analytics for thier Managed Care partners. Congratulations to Charles and continued success!
Amanda Rossetti, MIS major accepted a position for this upcoming summer and will be working as an IT Corporate Intern for Wal-Mart in Bentonville, Arkansas. Amanda will be working in their Information Systems Division. Congratulations to Amanda and continued success! For more information about Amanda check out her e-portfolio: https://community.mis.temple.edu/amandarossetti/
Joseph Musumeci, an MIS major, is working for Lockheed Martin and has been there for a little over one year. In that year he had the chance to move around the company in different business analysis roles. He is currently working on two projects; one is building a tool to identify insignificant budget/schedule errors to minimize program reporting and the other is developing a plan to delay the upgrade of 130 servers until the time of their replacement.
This upcoming summer Joseph will be switching roles and will be working as an Business Analyst in their Corporate Headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland. He will be supporting Corporate Strategy and Business Development.
“Lockheed Martin has been really great to me; they’ve given me the opportunity to move around the company, and have given me work that has really honed in on what I enjoy doing. I’m always proud to say I work I there.”
Joseph’s new roles will be broken down into three parts and they are as follows:
1) Process mapping for merging teams, 2) Analyze consulting services to increase efficiency in the department. He will be given the chance to proposal new tools, processes, etc for a department, if approved they will implement the changes. 3) Support Corporate Strategy and Business Development with contracting external professionals to help with penetration into new countries.
Congratulations to Joseph and continued success!
David Dupell, MIS major accepted a position for this upcoming summer and will be working as an Information Systems Analyst. David will be dealing with the Information Systems that create Dow’s financial reports. Congratulations to David and continued success! For more information about David check out his e-portfolio: http://community.mis.temple.edu/daviddupell/
Yolanda Brown, MIS major accepted a position with Campbell Soup Company and will be working as a Intern in their IT Strategy, Governance, and Administration department. Her assignments will be assisting in the the areas of IT audit and controls, contracts and software management, IT communications (involving Service Costing and End-End Service Management), and portfolio asset management. More information about Yolandra: http://community.mis.temple.edu/yolandrabrown
Vehix Buharaja, MIS major accepted a positon with AstraZeneca and will be working as an Information Services Intern. Vehix will be working mainly with Oracle Fusion and other Middleware platforms to assess the efficiency of AstraZeneca’s current IT infrastructure. Check out his e-portfolio: http://community.mis.temple.edu/vexhibuharaja/
Matt Andrien, MIS major accepted a positon with Sabre Holdings and will be working as a business analysis. His internship will start this summer in Dallas,Texas. He will working on the team that strategically plans for future technology advancements and business designs. Matt’s e-portfolio: http://community.mis.temple.edu/mandrien/
My name name is Morgan Festa, and I am a senior majoring in Marketing with a minor in MIS at Temple University. Last summer I began working as the Marketing Intern at eXude, Inc. which is a Philadelphia based insurance broker. As eXude’s marketing intern, I am responsible for creating and updating a monthly newsletter that is distributed 100+ employees and clients. The newsletter communicates important updates and alerts about the insurance industry and our company. It has been a fun task being able to use my creative and MIS skills to design the monthly newsletter from scratch. In addition, I am responsible for generating and researching all the content that is published in eXude’s social media outlets, marketing handouts, and case studies.
Recently, I published multiple case studies which highlight some of eXude’s key business attributes. At first, this seemed like a difficult task but with the writing and research skills I acquired at Fox it was pretty simple. I regularly assist in developing concepts, invitations, and follow-up surveys for seminar’s and events which are held monthly at our office or throughout the Philadelphia area.
In the past, I used my MIS skills to assist in analyzing eXude’s current technology offerings. The MIS courses allowed me to understand how different pieces of technology functioned. For this project, I researched what our competitors were offering and how eXude could stay more current in its technology offerings.
With this internship I am learning how to apply the skills I have learned at Fox to a real business setting. So far, this experience has made me excited to graduate and put my degree to good use.
When you think of an insurance broker, you typically think of a dull and boring place to work; eXude is the exact opposite of that. It is a vibrant and exciting place filled with a unique culture that makes it fun to go to work everyday. I’ve learned so much from my short time at eXude, that im excited to see what else I learn this upcoming year. For more information about eXude check out its website www.exudeinc.com or contact me http://community.mis.temple.edu/festa/
My name is Megan Stephens and I am currently a junior studying both MIS and International Business. This spring, I began working at the Philadelphia Zoo as the Online Communications Intern. In addition to maintaining and updating the various social media sites, I also help to edit and add content to the main website. I am also working on projects for the Year of the Orangutan. I am working with the graphics department to produce videos of Orangutans and use them with QR (Quick Response) codes that will be displayed by the orangutan habitat. I am also working to create a WordPress site for the UNLESS Campaign. This is working to spread awareness about Sustainable Palm Oil and saving Sumatran Orangutan habitats. In addition to this, I am helping to spread awareness about the University UNLESS contest; it is a contest for college students to design an app that spreads awareness about Sustainable Palm Oil, with a $10,000 cash prize!
FoxMIS has helped me succeed in my internship. Not only do I use Google Analytics all the time, but I knew how to interpret the numbers and how to create an effective report which provides insight into the numbers. Having a base knowledge in coding has helped me with the creation of the UNLESS Word-Press site and I know how to communicate my ideas effectively and efficiently. Through my internship I am not only learning many new skills but I am also learning how to apply my skills acquired in the classroom to real life.
If you have any questions or interests in learning more about University UNLESS or about interning at the Philadelphia Zoo, please email me at email@example.com
My name is Karla Hernandez-Martinez; I am a junior at the Fox School of Business studying Accounting and Management Information Systems. This upcoming summer 2012 I will be interning at the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers in Philadelphia under the Risk Assurance team. The Risk Assurance team concentrates on preparing audits of information systems. Basically, the firm checks for any possible weak or missing controls in the company’s information systems that could potentially lead to fraud.
I am lucky to say that I am well prepared for the tasks ahead because of my MIS major. The curriculum I have taken thus far has helped me develop the skills needed for the assignments required in the Risk Assurance department. The course MIS 2502, Data Analytics specifically helped me in understanding how the team uses SQL language to check for control weaknesses. MIS 3504, Digital Design and Innovation helped in understanding the way one should address a problem and correctly document it.
In the Risk Assurance team there are many subdivisions. One such subdivision has people that specifically concentrate in one area and use their knowledge to help companies across the whole US. My knowledge of SAP, PHP and SQL helped paint a picture of my competencies in the information systems areas during my interview. The MIS major at Temple has truly been the driving force behind the opportunity to work for PwC’s Risk Assurance Department.
If you want to learn more about PwC’s Risk Assurance Department, you can follow this link: http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/systems-business-process-services/index.jhtml
My name is Roberta Patton and I am currently a senior majoring in MIS. I will be starting my final semester at the Fox School once classes resume in January. After graduation I will begin my career at Grant Thornton LLP, the fifth largest audit, tax, and advisory organization in the United States. The Philadelphia office services clients located in the northeast region of the US. The advisory team provides consulting services that help businesses strengthen internal controls and governance compliance, implement sound organizational strategies, increase technological capabilities, and improve operational efficiency.
I recently accepted a position as a Technology Advisory Associate at the Grant Thornton LLC Philadelphia office. As an Associate, I will be working on information technology projects. My responsibilities will include: evaluating IT strategy and governance, analyzing IT applications and infrastructure, strengthening IT security, and assessing business risks and controls. This is a project based career, in which travel and timely deliverables are major components of the role.
The Fox MIS program has given me the skills I need to be successful in the IT consulting industry. The MIS curriculum has taught me the fundamentals of information management systems and how to communicate in the IT business world. I have database knowledge, application development skills, business analysis project experience, and the ability to write highly effective executive summaries. In addition to this skill set, the MIS department has opened doors for me. Through faculty recommendations and networking opportunities, I have interned at J.P. Morgan & Chase, met with IT executives from Fortune 500 companies, and will be the spring 2012 IT intern for Lockheed Martin.
My name is Ryan Oliveira and I am currently a junior studying Management Information Systems at Temple University. I am currently working for Merck Pharmaceuticals in the Information Risk Management and Compliance division as a Service Management Co-op. At the beginning of the Co-op my roles included assisting with the financials of various projects using SAP, maintaining the community site for the division, and holding weekly meetings to assess incoming internal projects from an IRM&C perspective. As the Co-op progressed I was asked to assist with other projects (Privacy by Design and Compliance Issue Visibility & Response). My roles with these projects consisted of testing the applications and using SharePoint sites to update/pull information.
FoxMIS assisted me in obtaining this co-op as well as excelling in it. Prior to the start of the Co-op, the only class I took was MIS 2101, Information Systems in Organizations. Merck was looking for someone with experience with SAP, although I wasn’t an SAP expert, my experience from the SAP project assisted me in landing the job. During the summer of 2011 I took MIS 2502, Data Analytics which greatly helped me while I was working. The terminology and content I learned allowed me to follow in the various meetings. I am fortunate to have my Co-op extended until the end of April 2011 and was brought on to a new project that requires my team and I to “think outside of the box”.
The content from MIS 3504, Digital Design and Innovation greatly assisted with the process of finding a solution. I start work this summer for Ernst & Young in their Information Technology Risk & Assurance sub-service line and will be working on client sites assisting in walk-through phases and testing phases of IT controls.
My name is Ariel Johnson-Peredo and I am currently a Junior studying Management Information Systems at Temple University. A member of both the University Honors Program as well as the Business Honors Program, I am part of the Business Honors Student Association and serve as the vice president of marketing for my student professional organization, the Association of Information Systems
This upcoming summer 2012, I will be interning with Ernst & Young working in the Advisory practice. Within that practice I will work in the Information Technology Risk & Assurance (ITRA) sub-service line. In this role I will be on client sites assisting in walk-through phases and testing phases of IT controls. The rigorous MIS major mixed with my strong business foundation has prepared me with the skills needed to be successful in this role. The MIS curriculum has forced me to critically think and analyze business problems. For example, in MIS 3504, Digital Design and Innovation the students are challenged to synthesize and analyze information to solve the business problem of a real life client. Also, the writing skills I have developed in MIS 2501, Enterprise IT Architecture will help with completing the narrative documentation process. Strong written communications skills are important in this line of work and this course has prepared me well for the demanding work environment. In summary, my MIS background has been integral to my ability to think through problems and gain skills that will serve me well in this internship.
When you’re on our Advisory team, you specialize in a particular competency – Risk, Performance Improvement, or Information Technology Risk and Assurance. This gives you the opportunity to work across disciplines with professionals who have broad industry sector experience and deep subject-matter knowledge. In Advisory, Ernst & Young’s growth strategy focuses on being account-centric, issue-based and competency-driven.
The Risk team helps clients address compliance, financial, operational and strategic risk. The firm provide services such as enterprise risk management, internal audit and internal controls, and climate change and sustainability. Information technology is a key enabler, and where the firm is integrating information technology into the Advisory transformation engagements. The Information Technology Risk and Assurance team delivers world-class information technology advice as part of our broader risk and business improvement services. On this team we provide services such as financial audit, information technology integration, third party reporting, information technology risk advisory, information management and analysis and information security.
My name is Sól Vázquez; I am a senior with an Accounting major and MIS minor. I plan to graduate in May 2012 and I will sit for all four parts of the CPA over the summer using the Becker fast track. A few weeks back while interning with Deloitte LLP, I went through an exit interview process for a full time position following graduation. I attended networking events and worked on a case study with other interns from other service functions. I also had tons of exposure in interacting with the client, my engagement team, and other Deloitte professionals. I had such a rewarding and educational experience during the entire internship, that I gladly accepted a position with Deloitte as an External Audit Assistant for the Philadelphia, PA office. My anticipated start date is the beginning of the fall 2012 semester.
The majority of my functions will be centered on:
- Audits of Financial Statements, including reviews of quarterly financial information
- Audits of internal control over financial reporting including Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404
- Agreed Upon Procedure and other attest related services
From the courses I have taken in MIS, I have seen the use of class room discussions applied to real life situations. I have been able to use my technical skills which have given me the advantage to excel during my internship experience. When reviewing the client’s accounting, operating procedures, and systems of internal control, I was able to understand the importance of effective internal controls. I was also able to see how and why IT controls could impact the audit of the company’s financial statements. There was an instance where I was able to take what I learned from one of my MIS courses and used it to identify an auditing issue. This allowed me to efficiently perform the research needed to solve the issue. I feel that I have ability to demonstrate leadership, problem solving, and strong verbal and written communication skills with the help of my minor in FoxMIS.
Resources for Human Development (RHD) is a diversified human services nonprofit serving people of all abilities with more than 160 programs in 14 states. Founded in 1970, it has 4,000 employees who help RHD build better lives, families and communities.
I am currently interning in the IT/MIS department of RHD. There I am able to work on various projects, such as software installation and moving data/files on the database. I am very happy to work with the best team leaders. I assist the help desk, work with other managers of RHD, and with those who might need technical assistance.
FoxMIS has really helped me in this internship. Without taking important courses such as MIS 2501 and MIS 2502, I do not think I would be confident in the position I am. While I complete the MIS courses, I will improve my skills within my major and continue the road to success.
Over the past 10 months I have been interning with CDW. CDW is a re-seller of technology that specializes in IT solutions. The concepts that I have learned from my MIS course work gave me the upper hand in my initial interview by giving me the knowledge to engage in meaningful IT related conversations.
During my internship I have worked on database management, data mining, and IT solutions. I have also organized IT seminars for various companies that CDW partners with to showcase their up and coming technologies to perspective clients. One of the most memorable moments of my internship was participating in a discussion panel alongside CDW’s vice president Andrew Lausch at EDUCAUSE; a national conference focused on IT solutions for college campuses.
The MIS program at Temple has done a great job in preparing me to work in the IT field. Currently I am working with my contacts at CDW to secure a full time IT engineering position after I graduate. My managers have been impressed with my abilities to work with technology and feel that I would be an ideal candidate for this position.
I worked as an IT intern at Sunoco over the summer using business analysis skills on major projects. The FoxMIS program helped me prepare for the position because of all the great training I had in the classroom. I learned many business analysis techniques through a case study in class and was able to differentiate myself in the interview because of it.
I brought along my requirements package that we worked on in class to show the interviewer what I was working on and how it would apply to the internship. The interviewer was very impressed with it and said that they used a lot of the techniques that I had in the package. During my internship I also did quite a bit on research on topics pertaining to the projects I was assigned to.
My MIS classes helped me because we had to do a lot of research in class to write executive summaries on topics. Again, my manager was impressed with the speed I was able to come back with important research. In all, the FoxMIS program was a great way to help me get where I needed in preparation for the internship position I had with Sunoco.
During my internship at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., I interned as an Application Developer exclusively with internal applications. I worked closely with Business Analysts, Application Developers, and Project Managers on two main projects. My first was creating a report inventory system on SharePoint; this better documented reports for different applications used throughout the firm. My second entailed creating and maintaining training documentation for an updated release of an internal application. In addition, I contributed to an internal marketing initiative by creating product pages on the SharePoint server.
Currently, I work with the previously mentioned internal application. My responsibilities now include creating firm-wide courses on our training website and enhancing simulations. When the application launches, all of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. will have access to two courses that I helped write. I also became the main contact (think “mini-SME”) on the application, representing my project manager to different areas throughout the firm.
Fox MIS prepared me for this internship in every aspect possible. The MIS classes were extremely hands on and everything that I was exposed to was applicable in my internship. Having the MySQL exposure allowed me to communicate with Application Developers in their language. MIS 2501 prepared me to write from a business/IT perspective. Finally, my membership in AIS contributed to my professional growth, which assisted me in numerous networking functions.