Our program offers multiple experiences outside the classroom for students to gain knowledge about the management of information systems.
Students can build a professional network and gain valuable on-the-job experience by completing a professional internship. This supervised work experience can significantly improve a student’s skill set and résumé and often will lead to a full-time job. Students have access to Mays Business School’s Career Management Center and other university resources to assist in identifying and securing internship opportunities.
MIS Seminar Series
This monthly seminar series invites guest speakers from industry to address current IT topics. Other topics such as interviewing skills, leadership and team building also are addressed during some of the seminars.
Business Information Technology Students (BITS)
Business Information Technology Students (BITS) is a student-led organization that provides MIS undergraduate and graduate students with a forum to interact with industry representatives. These interactions supplement the students’ education by providing them with opportunities to network with peers and members of industry and assistance in career development.
Center for the Management of Information Systems (CMIS)
The Center for the Management of Information Systems (CMIS) is an active partnership between Mays Business School and firms such as Hewlett Packard, ExxonMobil and PricewaterhouseCoopers. This collaboration provides students with professional development, educational opportunities, research support and corporate access. CMIS hosts a number of student events each year, such as the CMIS case competition and Women in IT Conference. These events help strengthen students’ skills and provide networking opportunities with corporate representatives.
Women in IT (WIT)
Women in IT (WIT) is a student-led organization that helps women in the field of Management Information Systems to network among each other, as well as with business professionals all over the nation. WIT meets together for variaous social activities, service activities, and company networking events.