Information Systems


With a degree in information systems, you will be able to navigate databases and other information systems, which are skills needed in almost every field. Whether you work in a consulting firm providing services for clients or within a company, you will be pivotal to the technological skill and advancement of the company. 

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Sample of Related Skills

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the underlying infrastructure of information systems and computer networks 
     
  • Structure, collect, and analyze data to support business operations and strategic decision making  
     
  • Select, implement, and operate information technology solutions to meet organizational requirements  
     
  • Demonstrate a proficiency in the tools, techniques, processes, and success factors related to effective management of IT projects  
     
  • Report and strategically analyze data  
     
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental technical characteristics of data communications and business networking including internet technologies 
     
  • Demonstrate the ability to be a productive team member in a business systems development project requiring analysis and design, project management and implementation skills customized to the businesses architecture  

Popular Career Paths

Systems Management: Systems management is the administration of the information technology systems in an enterprise data center. An effective systems management plan facilitates the delivery of IT as a service and allows the organization's employees to respond to changing business requirements in an agile manner.  
 
Computer Support: 
IT technical support officers monitor and maintain the computer systems and networks of an organization. They may install and configure computer systems, diagnose hardware and software faults and solve technical and applications problems, either over the phone or in person. 
 
Computer Systems Analysis: Computer systems analysts study an organization’s current computer systems and procedures and design information systems solutions to help the organization operate more efficiently and effectively. They bring business and information technology (IT) together by understanding the needs and limitations of both. 

Database Management: Database administrators (DBAs) use specialized software to store and organize data, such as financial information and customer shipping records. They make sure that data are available to users and are secure from unauthorized access. 

Information Securities: Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems. Their responsibilities are continually expanding as the number of cyberattacks increases. 

Jobs to Consider

Places to Seek Employment

  • Consulting Firms
  • Universities & Colleges
  • Companies (all sizes)
  • Government Agencies
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Religious Organizations
  • Hospitals 

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Employment Strategies

  1. Identify areas of interest related to your major so you can focus your academics and experiences towards these fields. 
     
  2. Gain direct experience within the areas that interest you most through research projects, independent studies, internshipspart-time jobsstudent organization involvement, or volunteering
     
  3. Register for Hire Jayhawks and subscribe to the Internship Newsletter to receive automated weekly emails with specific internship information. 
     
  4. Consider joining a professional organization related to your area of interest, and, if possible, attend local and/or regional conferences to make connections with professionals working in your field. 
     
  5. Practice interviewing on your own or by conducting a mock interview at the University Career Center. 
     
  6. Develop your resume and tailor it to your area(s) of interest.
     
  7. Earn a minor or take additional coursework outside your major when relevant to your career goals. 
     
  8. Complete an independent study to gain advanced research skills. 
     
  9. Maintain a strong GPA if you are considering pursuing graduate or professional school. 
     
  10. Consider getting involved with a student organization at KU related to your area of interest.