Career Services for MSIS Students
MSIS students have access to a number of career-management resources at the David Eccles School of Business, including two senior career counselors who work one-on-one with students. We are dedicated to providing resources to help students maximize their graduate education and succeed in the competitive technology industry.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer and information systems managers is projected to grow 15 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Even in this ideal climate, landing the right job requires more than a degree. That’s why the Eccles School offers extensive career guidance for MSIS students. We develop and actively manage recruiting relationships with a growing number of companies, from Fortune 500 stalwarts to buzz-worthy start-ups. We regularly bring in guest lecturers working in every sector of IS to share their experience and advice.
With one-on-one coaching from our MSIS senior career counselors, we will help you:
Explore your Options
Whether you are coming into the MSIS program with a plan in place or you’re hoping to discover new territory, our career-management programs will expand your idea of what is possible. Opportunities include:
- Executive speaker visits
- Local company visits
- Career fairs
- Company information sessions
Develop Your Custom Career Strategy
Our students are never alone in building a strategy for landing a great job or promotion after graduation or even during the program. With the assistance of our MSIS senior career counselors, you’ll develop a custom strategy designed to get you from interviews to offers.
- MSIS Senior Career Counselors
- Career Development course
Network and Interview with Confidence
Before you venture into the world to network and interview with future employers, we provide you an array of resources to help showcase your most marketable skills. From basics such as delivering a proper handshake or a crisp elevator pitch to something with countless intricacies such as conducting an interview over lunch, our career counselors help students understand the all-too-important intangibles of the career search.
- Resume and cover letter writing
- Elevator pitch
- Workshops and conference preparation sessions
- Mock interviews
- Informational interview preparation
Access Opportunities to Connect
We know that one of the biggest keys to our students finding great jobs is networking, and it is our goal to generate as many opportunities as possible to connect students with potential employers. Whether it’s a company information session or on-campus interviews, a career fair or an alumni networking event, the opportunities to network and start building relationships start on day one. We give you the skills and confidence, provide access to opportunity and then let you make the magic happen.
Prepare for Success
For students who engage with career services from day one, success isn’t a question, it’s a certainty. And believe it or not, managing multiple offers or negotiating salary can be tricky terrain even for veterans. Our staff stands beside you during this part of your journey, with expert guidance on how to transition from the MSIS program into the job of your dreams. Advice may include:
- Developing a professional social media presence
- Mock interviews
- Statistical information about standard salaries and industry offers
- Offer negotiation / salary and benefits