Information Systems?

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anyone majoring in this on NT that can give me any sort of info on it, and if you're a graduate what do you do now?
seems like it's kind of a hybrid between business and engineering. I'm an EE major but I have more interest in business than what I'm doing now.
Think I might set up an appointment to talk with an advisor in a couple weeks whenever I read more into it
Also I'm pretty hesitant about switching beecause I know I wont have a problem getting a job if I stick with this engineering major, but if I switch I'm going to have to start the whole networking process over again
 
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I'm actually about to switch to an IT major. I'm currently enrolled in a business program for Finance. So IS isn't too much different you take similar courses I think.
 
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Originally Posted by Jerome in the House

I'm actually about to switch to an IT major. I'm currently enrolled in a business program for Finance. So IS isn't too much different you take similar courses I think.
really? what made you switch from Finance because I was looking at that too, investment banking is really what I've been wanting to do since high school, but over the years I've become a computer nerd and I saw that Information Systems involves hardware and software and also deals with business so it seems perfect
  
 
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Im majoring in business administration (finance) at san diego state and im taking Info Systems. Right now it is a lot of excel work, and access. excel is alright, i can use it on my mac, but you gonna need a windows computer for microsoft access. its not that bad, just cant lose focus and you gotta know your computer, especially those two computer programs that i had no knowledge of walking into that class
 
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one of the main things I am wondering about are the types of jobs out there with that type of major.
Is it something that requires living in a big city and are there any gov jobs
 
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Originally Posted by omgitswes

Originally Posted by Jerome in the House

I'm actually about to switch to an IT major. I'm currently enrolled in a business program for Finance. So IS isn't too much different you take similar courses I think.
really? what made you switch from Finance because I was looking at that too, investment banking is really what I've been wanting to do since high school, but over the years I've become a computer nerd and I saw that Information Systems involves hardware and software and also deals with business so it seems perfect
  
I just want to go into something I enjoy doing. My current goal is to get an internship at IBM atm
 
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I graduated with a Management Information Systems degree. There really are many paths you can choose after school. I'm more into the networking/hardware side and currently have a job as a help desk in the network operations department (sub dept of IT at the company I'm with). Have had this job a little more than a year, currently working on some certifications (A+ now and N+ soon after) since that is a great way to improve skills and move up in my area. I also though about being a database admin or web developer and still may look into databasing as the job seems good and so is the pay in some companies.
 
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i was a former business admin student, but i ended up switching and getting my degree in computer science (since IS was not offered at my school). if you think you want a career as a programmer i highly suggest CS as it gives you the theoretical knowledge behind computers. i was more hands on and enjoyed my database mgmt class, networking class, and my professor suggested to get a masters in information systems.

this fall i'll start getting my masters in IS, hoping to one day get a job working as a network engineer or database admin like jayt206.

as far as jobs, it helps to live near a big city, as major companies need people to maintain their systems, networks, etc.... I live near NYC so possibilities are pretty much endless. However, don't expect to be hired right away as competition is a lot fiercer there. most entry level jobs (with BS in IS) will require at least 2-3 years experience. get basic certifications as it will help. I have my Comptia A+ which was VERY easy to get if you know your way around computers, and I'll be getting my Network+ this June.

I have an internship lined up this summer as a technology intern, so I'm hoping they put my skills to the test
 
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Originally Posted by stylez23

i was a former business admin student, but i ended up switching and getting my degree in computer science (since IS was not offered at my school). if you think you want a career as a programmer i highly suggest CS as it gives you the theoretical knowledge behind computers. i was more hands on and enjoyed my database mgmt class, networking class, and my professor suggested to get a masters in information systems.

this fall i'll start getting my masters in IS, hoping to one day get a job working as a network engineer or database admin like jayt206.

as far as jobs, it helps to live near a big city, as major companies need people to maintain their systems, networks, etc.... I live near NYC so possibilities are pretty much endless. However, don't expect to be hired right away as competition is a lot fiercer there. most entry level jobs (with BS in IS) will require at least 2-3 years experience. get basic certifications as it will help. I have my Comptia A+ which was VERY easy to get if you know your way around computers, and I'll be getting my Network+ this June.

I have an internship lined up this summer as a technology intern, so I'm hoping they put my skills to the test
if it's an entry level job how do they expect you to have 2-3 years of experience?
 
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