Investigate Careers - Information Systems
Typical interests and values of information systems majors
- Enjoy people
- Listen and speak well
- Read and write well
- Think logically
- Enjoy learning new things
- Enjoy computers/technology
Knowledge gained from studying information systems
Information systems majors learn about computing in business (organizational analysis, systems development, database management, web/network management, electronic business, etc.), as well as management skills for working effectively with people in all functional areas of business (accounting, finance, management, marketing). Information system majors develop communication, interpersonal, critical thinking, and information technology skills that are highly valued by all types of organizations.
Skills gained from a information systems major
- Critical reasoning
What are information systems graduates doing?
An information system education provides graduates with opportunities in a variety of fields. Their jobs closely relate to their personal career interests, work values, and transferable skills. Employers of information systems graduates include: consulting firms, computer
manufacturers, financial institutions, government agencies,
information/telecommunication firms, and software development firms. Read about the career paths of some UW- Eau Claire biology graduates in
Blugold Success Stories.
Entry-level positions reported by recent graduates:
- Database Analyst-3M, Maplewood, MN
- Cloud Support Engineer-Amazon Web Services, Seattle, WA
- Business Analyst-Bemis
- Technical Software Support Specialist-Datacard Group, Minnetonka, MN
- Data Developer-Eastbay, Wausau, WI
- Software Application Specialist-Hewlett Packard
- Associate Consultant-Solutia Consulting
- Project Manager-Verizon Telecommunications, Irving, TX
- Associate Tech Support Analyst-Wausau Financial Systems
The Information Systems Department has additional information about career options.
Research job titles and descriptions on credible websites
Visit Career Services
- Schedule an appointment to discuss career options in information systems with a career advisor by calling 715-836-5358.
Conduct Informational Interviews
After researching some of these jobs students can begin informational interviewing. The Blugold Success Stories site is a great way to find contacts with whom you can conduct informational interviews.
Professional associations provide some excellent career exploration resources