For all the non-MIS majors out there, have you considered minoring in MIS? The job market is very competitive for college graduates so you want to make yourself stand out as much as possible. Most students choose a minor to support their major, but which minor is the right choice for students to help them at their job later? As a business student, I strongly recommend choosing MIS as a minor. Why? Because the level of IT skills needed in many careers are growing and many companies expect recent graduates to know how to get the information from databases and analyze the information. Even if your major is Accounting, Finance, Actuarial Science, Marketing or even Human Resources etc., all students need to know how to use technology. Companies would rather not spend time training someone to use Access to gather information or create reports from data within database servers. The better you can distinguish yourself, the more impressive employers would be.
For a MIS minor, students need to complete 4 courses (3 required and 1 elective). After finishing those 4 courses, students will gain valuable IT skills and learn to use it effectively in your career. My major is Finance and I decided to have MIS as a minor. Using the information I learned about databases, statistical tools like SAS, I am able to use them to forecast and analyze much more effectively. I was even using these skills in my Finance capstone project.
The Spring 2012 semester is almost here and now is the right time to make your decision. I strongly suggest all business students consider MIS as a minor. If you do decide to choose MIS as a minor, simply click on the link to complete the form. Do you want to know more information about MIS minor? please click here!
Are you looking for internships or jobs but don’t know where to start? Have you ever visited the MIS Careers Website? If not, I strongly recommend you to go there because you can find a lot of valuable information through the website.
When you visit the site, you will see many sections that contain important and useful information. On the upper right, you will see the links for new jobs and internships that update constantly every week. This is one of the most important reasons you should check this site daily. You get to see job opportunities that are geared directly to us, the MIS students. There is no need to search around the web.
On the bottom widget, you can view any current activites or news about FoxMIS. It can also be a great source to discuss current topics happening in the MIS field. On the left side, you will see the career sources sections and the links to the other career websites such as Monster, ComputerJobs, MISJobs etc.
The middle of the page is one of my favorite areas. Here, you can find amazing stories about how students have used MIS systems to support their career path. From alumni who discuss their experiences after graduation to how they think that MIS has helped them to gain an advantage in their career, it is all there.
The MIS careers website is a very useful tool and I suggest all the MIS students should take a peak. Whether you are looking for an internship or just want to learn more on what you should be doing to prepare for your career, this website will help you tremendously. So take a few minutes and look around. You won’t be disappointed!
Do you think this website will help students to find a job or internship? Do you think this website needs improvement? I love to hear your opinion, please speak your mind!
There are more than 1,000 information system programs in the U.S., and our school’s Management & Information Systems (MIS) program is ranked in the top 20 colleges in the nation by US News & World Report. With technology changing every day, companies need to stay up to date so that they are able to compete with their competitors. As a result, students at Temple will have an upper hand in getting a career in IT-related field with high demand. The following projection shows that from 2006 to 2016 these types of jobs are expected to nearly double:
Occupations that have most job openings and usually require a Bachelor degree-projected 2006-2016
The salaries of MIS professionals are rising and the job market is very competitive. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in May 2008 the total average yearly income for IT jobs was about $66,310 and was expected to increase 30% from 2008 to 2018. Also, the amount of job openings will increase as well. Starting salaries of MIS graduates are greater when compared against other majors such as Marketing, Finance, Accounting and Management. Click on the chart for more information.
Visit a counsular at the Fox School today to learn more and to see what your future could be with a MIS degree. Nowadays, all businesses and organizations need to use information technology because it provides significant contributions towards the success of the company. If you already chose your major consider a minor in MIS, you will learn valuable skills needed in all professions such as how to manage data and information. It will ultimately help you to get more opportunities when you look for a job. Also you can visit us at the MIS Facebook page and “Like” it.
What do you think? Do you think MIS is a right career path for you?