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Careers and Education February 2012
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Agenda Discuss careers and education Discuss career opportunities in Information Systems
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Personal Career E xercise On a piece of paper write 5 most important general characteristics you’d like your career to have (e.g. flexibility, growth) 5 most important characteristics of your future employer Let’s discuss your thoughts…
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Purpose of Day Help you reflect on your academic and career directions Discuss IS to help you rule an IS career in or out Your decision is about fit and personal preference We want all of students to succeed and to be happy!
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Business and Technology Options 3 Marriott School Tracks for Undergraduates 1. Accounting (degree program) 2. Information Systems (degree program) 3. Management (emphases) Finance, Marketing, Operations, HR, International Technology Without Business 4. Computer Science (algorithms and programming) 5. Information Technology (hardware and platforms)
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Information Systems
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What is Information Systems? Information Systems is the discipline responsible for the design , development and maintenance of business systems and technology infrastructure for the support of organizational operations.
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What will I learn in the IS program? Strong Technology Preparation Software programming Database Design and Management Networking and Telecommunications Systems analysis and design Web Design Business Processes and Controls Enterprise Application Development Real Consulting Experience
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What will I learn in the IS program? Strong Business Preparation Accounting Finance Marketing Economics Organizational Behavior Supply Chain Management Ethics Business Law
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IS grads are in Demand Now? “Among the happiest people around will be those working in the technology sector; network-systems and data analysts are the second-fastest-growing occupations in the U.S. after biomedical engineers. No surprise, since companies have been ramping up their spending on software and computer services. For technology companies, it seems, the most recent Time magazine (January 17, 2011) , “Where the jobs are,” p. 29
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2010 National Salary Averages Source: U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/news.release/ocwage.htm (May 17, Average Wages Management Hourly Annual Chief executives $83.34 $173,350 General and operations managers $54.38 $113,100 Marketing managers $59.00 $122,720 Computer and info systems managers $59.27 $123,280 Financial managers $56.24 $116,970 Accountants and auditors $33.15 $68,960 Budget analysts $33.97 $70,660 Financial analysts $41.36 $86,040 Computer (I Sys) Software developers, applications $43.47 $90,410 Software developers, systems
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