MIS students gathered in the CBA Event Room Wednesday evening, Oct 12, to mix and mingle with recruiting companies. Nine companies attended, including Accenture, ConocoPhillips, PwC, Credera, Pariveda, and HP. Students got to talk to a variety of company representatives on a myriad of topics. Students gained a broader understanding of workplace expectations, and the companies involved had access to 70 potential interns and employees.
Lecturer Katie Gray kicked off the event with introductions of the attending companies and a short slide show about the importance of MIS in the workforce. She discussed the core classes required in MIS and electives used to investigate new avenues of information management. She spoke about MIS's real-life role in business, and clued students into potential careers in the field.
The networking portion of the event began after company introductions. Each company positioned themselves at separate tables, and students split into groups of seven to eight per table. After 10 minutes the students rotated to the next table, while the company representatives stayed seated. During the 10-minute session, students are encouraged to ask questions about the companies, and representatives get to promote their company in a more casual setting.
An MIS table was also set up, led by faculty member Clint Tuttle. Students could any questions they had about the MIS major or classes. Clint was joined by TA and MISA volunteer Kya Laulainen and TA Brent Lovett, both were useful resources for current MIS majors, or anyone considering MIS as a major.
Finally, students and representatives were able to continue their conversations over dinner catered by Hoa Hoa.
Thanks to the companies: Accenture, ConocoPhillips, Credera Consulting, Google, HP, Pariveda, PwC, Southwest Airlines and Walmart.
A huge thanks to TA Narmeen Kapadia, and to MISA who supplied volunteers to help with set up and clean up - they were essential to the success of the event!
Anjani Talwar, Maria Knabe, Julia Chuang, Albert Haque, Michael Yen, Chelsea Pace, Theresa Sturdivant, Nishanth Nagavelli, Vanessa Romero
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