Where are the jobs?
Business students concentrating in CIS will find employment in all types of organizations as Web site developers, systems analysts, business application programmers, network administrators, database administrators, information technology managers, and end-user support specialists, to name just a few of the more prominent positions.
Our graduates are finding nearly unlimited opportunities in the deployment of E-Commerce. Some of the recent jobs filled by CIS graduates include:
- E-Commerce Project Manager develop an all-inclusive Turnkey E-commerce solution.
- E-Business Deployment Manager This position is responsible for managing e-commerce deployments.
- Web architect design and develop a large scale java-based transactional e-commerce site.
Business application programmers convert the system design into an appropriate computer language and thoroughly test the resulting code to ensure compliance with the design specifications.
A database analyst must be familiar with the organization's database structure and assists systems analysts and business programmers in developing or modifying applications that use the database. A data administrator interacts with top management, end users, and system developers to do long range information planning and design. The data administrator is responsible for improving database performance, ensuring the overall security of the database, and for providing training and support to users.
Network Administrator Provides support for servers and network gear that serve the main web site. Tasks include monitoring systems' health and efficiency, designing, implementing, and maintaining a security plan, installing and setting up hardware, and capacity planning for future growth of the systems' infrastructure as the web site attracts more visitors and users. Day-to-day tasks include leveraging a solid understanding of the network operating system (e.g. Windows 2003 or Unix), hardware to do performance tuning, patch maintenance, and general troubleshooting. Strategic planning for recovery of lost data is also usually required.
Systems analysts work closely with managers, software programmers, and computer users to pinpoint needs and reach goals. Businesses of all types rely on analysts to integrate and upgrade their systems and ensure that they run smoothly. An entry-level analyst might work closely with end-users to analyze their needs and design an information system solution. Senior systems analysts frequently manage an entire information system development project.