MSIS students have access to a number of career-management resources at the Eccles School, including a career coach who works one-on-one with students. We are dedicated to providing resources to help students maximize their graduate education.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer and information systems managers is projected to grow 16 percent from 2021 to 2031, which is faster than the average for all occupations. Even in this 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 also regularly bring in guest lecturers working in different IS sectors to share their experience and advice.

With one-on-one coaching from our MSIS career coaches, we will help you:

Whether you are coming into the MSIS program with a plan in place or you’re hoping to discover new territory, our career coach will help you expand your idea of what is possible. Opportunities include:

  • Executive speaker visits
  • Local company visits
  • Career fairs
  • Company information sessions

Our students are never alone in building a strategy for landing a great job or promotion during the program or after graduation. With the assistance of the MSIS career coach, you’ll develop a custom strategy designed to get you from interviews to offers.

Whether you are new to the tech world or are a seasoned IT professional, we provide you an array of resources to help showcase your most marketable skills. From submitting a tailored, professional resume to answering interview questions with confidence and precision, our career coach helps 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

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 is a company information session, on-campus interview, or a career fair, the opportunities to network and build relationships start on day one.

  • ConnectU Mentoring Program
  • Access to local and national job postings
  • Internship search assistance
  • On-campus recruiters / interviewing
  • Company information sessions

Students are encouraged to engage with career services from day one, and your career coach will support you throughout the job search process, including during offer negotiation and acceptance. Advice may include:

  • Developing a professional social media presence
  • Mock interviews
  • Statistical information about standard salaries and industry offers
  • Offer negotiation