Aaron Holle ’21

Aaron Holle

BBA in Management Information Systems

Dell Technologies; Round Rock, TX
Program Management Intern

Capital One; Plano, TX
Business Analyst Intern

Entered the MS-MIS 4+1 program at Texas A&M

What extracurricular activities were you involved in at Texas A&M?  

International Business Association
Student Ambassador at the Center for International Business
Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)

Did you participate in an internship?  

At my internship with Dell, I shadowed the highest level program managers in the organization and developed a dashboard of key metrics that helped them monitor and manage their programs. My MIS courses really helped me to both grasp the business processes that I was reporting on and better understand the data that I was using. As a student in the MS-MIS 4+1 program, I also had an opportunity to do a 2nd internship.  As a business analyst intern at Dell, I will use my business knowledge and technical skills to make data-driven decisions about business opportunities and operations.

What was your favorite MIS-related course at A&M?  

My favorite MIS course was ISTM 315 with Dr. Becker. I love solving problems with data and Dr. Becker is a great professor, so the class was always enjoyable for me.

What do you feel was the most beneficial course you took?  

I think that the most beneficial course that I took at A&M was ISTM 315. While we technically just learned how to use SQL, I was constantly having to use the business knowledge that I’d accrued in my other courses to implement the necessary technical solutions. 315 was the class that really made me use everything that I’d learned to succeed.

Describe your career and what led you to find your first professional job.  

I wanted to enroll in the 4+1 MS MIS program because I felt like it would give me the most options in terms of starting my career. Diving deeper into the subjects I’ve learned about in my undergrad as well as learning new skills is something that really interests me.

Any specific advice you would give to current MIS students?  

I think that MIS is the best major to be in right now, there are so many possibilities available to you as an MIS major that you will almost certainly find something you love to do. With that said, I would try as many different things as you can within the field of MIS, now is a great time to learn about you like and are good at and A&M is the best place to do that.