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.
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.
Stan graduated from Temple’s Fox School of Business in May 2009 with a BBA in Management Information Systems. Shortly after graduation, he began his career at Cigna with the Technology Early Career Development Program (TECDP). 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. Throughout each of his rotations, he has held the role of Business Management Analyst, Production Support Project Manager, and Enterprise Project Manager within multiple healthcare business segments.
Following his completion of the TECDP Program, he posted into the role of Enterprise Project Manager within the Healthcare Reform Program (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act). His responsibilities include solution delivery, financial management, and operational readiness for multiple projects and compliance initiatives within the Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) and Admin Adherence & Simplification workstreams. He works in close partnership with application development, quality assurance, portfolio governance, and senior leadership teams supporting various business segments to deliver enterprise-wide solutions in compliance with federal and state regulations introduced by the Healthcare Reform law.
“I believe the MIS program prepared me exceptionally well for the wide array of responsibilities and challenges that I have experienced throughout my early career. The course curriculum, whether business process analysis, project management, database design, or application development, allowed me to gain an understanding of each delivery function and role, prior to even stepping foot in the Cigna office. The MIS program not only taught me deep technical knowledge in support of SDLC methodologies, but more importantly, how each and every function relates to core business goals & principles, and ultimately, how it impacts the customer.”
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/
“I graduated Temple Fox School of Business in May 2010 with a BBA in MIS. Initially I worked as a web developer for a medical publishing and then a medical services company in the Philadelphia area. During the summer of 2012 I was offered the great opportunity to work at LiquidHub through the close connections I made via the Fox MIS program. LiquidHub is a global management and technology consultancy focused on fueling business transformation for their clients in the healthcare, life sciences, financial services, insurance and other progressive markets.
My work at LiquidHub involves assisting with a merger between two large independent music distributors, specifically data migration. This process consists of having a solid understand of industry-specific business concepts to create data models that can be easily manipulated and transferred. I utilize tools such as Talend and my understanding of relational databases to develop jobs to move data across systems. It’s fun and challenging work.
The MIS program at Fox has prepared me well for my current role. The database course along with the programming classes have helped me tremendously to grasp the technology fundamentals that lie behind every system I’ve worked with. Furthermore, the business and analytical background I was taught have aided me with planning and communicating my responsibilities effectively. Finally, the close connections I have made at Temple through the Fox School and MIS have proven to be an invaluable resource both personally and professionally.”
I’m currently working as an Engineering and Systems Support Specialist in the Field Services division of Defense, Space and Security at The Boeing Company. My team, Service Engineering, provides maintenance support for the V-22 Osprey Tilt-rotor aircraft. I am responsible for a variety of things that range from Information Technology to Project Management. One ongoing task is to manage and maintain all the data that flows to and from the group using various Boeing approved systems and provide monthly metrics to my team and upper level managers. Also, I work as a CAM (Control Account Manager) where I monitor various repairs and/or changes to the aircraft from ‘cradle to grave’. Also, I’m currently training for my new project where I will be the lead in setting up the LAN (Local Area Network) for various military bases nationally and eventually internationally.
The Fox School of Business and the MIS Program did a spectacular Job in preparing me for my current position at The Boeing Company. I find myself applying many of the things I’ve learned in and out of the classrooms to my everyday work life. The Project Management course stands out when I think back over my curriculum. It taught me two important lessons: (1) how to successfully collaborate with others in a group setting and (2) time management. These two skills are invaluable in the work place and can help you succeed in all aspects of life. Also, networking was one other important element that I truly solidified while going through the MIS program. It’s very healthy to create and maintain friendships with your peers and faculty because this skills and those relationships will eventually travel with you throughout your professional careers. I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to learn these things from the MIS Program.