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Information Systems Technology
  • Consulting
  • Database administration
  • Design/development
  • Digital preservation and curation
  • Information architecture
  • IT administrator
  • IT analyst
  • IT trainer
  • Management/operation
  • Network administration
  • Privacy regulation
  • Programming
  • Software design
  • Systems analysis
  • Technical support network
  • Web development/maintenance
  • Data processing centers
  • Corporations
  • Software and computer companies
  • Financial firms
  • Manufacturing firms
  • Research centers
  • Government
  • Universities
  • Consulting firms
Sample occupations
  • Professionals involved in information systems help organizations with the storage, retrieval, and management of records or information and support information technology in an organization.
  • Build a strong computer background in programming skills using several languages, various operating systems, database management, software, and networks.
  • Increase employment opportunities through product-related certification or by earning Certified
  • Computing Professional (CCP) status conferred by the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals.
  • Gain related experience through internships, co-ops or part-time employment.
  • Develop excellent analytical, decision-making, and written and oral communication skills.
  • Learn to work well with both technical and nontechnical staff.
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Administration
  • Admissions
  • Financial aid
  • Academic advising and student support services
  • Development
  • Alumni affairs
  • International education and study abroad
  • Residence life
  • Student activities
  • Orientation
  • Leadership
  • Greek life
  • Multicultural affairs
  • Library/information science
  • Literacy
  • English speakers of other languages (ESOL)
  • GED preparation
  • Tutoring
  • Universities and colleges
  • Academic support programs
  • School and community libraries
  • K-12 schools, public and private
  • Head Start programs
  • Private learning centers
  • Test preparation organizations
  • Adult education programs
  • Museums
  • Americorp VISTA
  • Teach for America
  • Peace Corps
  • Language institutes, local and abroad
Sample occupations
  • Earn a Ph.D. to teach and research at four-year institutions
  • Obtain a master’s degree in student affairs, higher education administration, or library/ information science
  • Fulfill requirements for certification if interested in K-12 teaching, which may involve a double major or a minor.
  • Research alternative paths to teacher certification such as
  • Teach for America and other similar programs
  • Engage in campus leadership programs
  • Join related professional associations as a student member
  • Demonstrate applied competency in oral and written communication
  • Secure strong recommendations from faculty and maintain a high grade point average.
  • Conduct research with a faculty member or take an independent study class to develop research skills
Media and Arts
  • Creative writing
  • Freelance writing
  • Copy writing
  • Editing
  • Museum work
  • Arts programming
  • Art sales
  • Research and analysis
  • Fundraising and development
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Broadcast media companies including television and movie industry
  • Radio stations
  • Foreign news agencies
  • Trade, professional, or consumer publications
  • Internet marketing sites
  • Advertising agencies
  • Publishing houses
  • Large corporations
  • Museums
  • Galleries
  • Organizations and centers devoted to the promotion of the arts
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Self-employed, freelance
Sample occupations
  • Take additional courses in journalism, communications, writing, and marketing
  • Engage with the local arts community
  • Pursue a relevant graduate degree such as museum studies
  • Write for campus publications such as college newspapers, magazines, or newsletters
  • Work at the campus radio or television station
  • Create organizational or departmental social media campaigns
  • Use your interests and communication skills to write about topics of interest for specific publications, (e.g., local sport magazines).
  • Intern with a publishing house, magazine, radio, or television station
  • Create a portfolio of writing samples, especially those that have been published
  • Seek opportunities for recognition and networking through writing contests and freelance writing submissions
  • Become familiar with the proposal and submission process involved in freelance writing
  • Domestic and international Advocacy
  • Humanitarian services
  • Economic, Community, Housing Development
  • Disaster/disease Relief
  • HIV/AIDS Advocacy
  • Policy development
  • Program administration
  • Education
  • Volunteer coordination
  • Grant writing
  • Fundraising/development
  • Community action agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Private voluntary organizations
  • Faith based organizations
  • International aid and relief organizations
  • Non-governmental Organizations
  • Federal government agencies with an international focus, (e.g., Peace Corps, USAID) or community assistance focus, (e.g., Americorps)
  • State and local government agencies
  • Research organizations
Sample occupations
  • Engage in extensive volunteer work
  • Participate in service learning experiences
  • Take additional courses in critical theories, global studies, or other relevant areas
  • Develop proficiency in a second or third language
  • Learn how to motivate individuals and groups through on-campus leadership positions
  • Demonstrate applied competency in research, grant writing, communication, and organizational skills'
  • Develop and demonstrate global and intercultural fluency
User Experience
  • Assessment
  • Human computer interaction
  • Human factors
  • Information architecture
  • Research
  • Taxonomist
  • Technical writing
  • Usability engineer
  • Usability testing
  • User experience design
  • User interfaces
  • Web design/development
  • Software and computer companies
  • Media corporations
  • Government agencies
  • Universities
  • Libraries
  • Web design firms
  • Marketing and advertising agencies
Sample occupations
  • User experience professionals typically work to improve design and development of information systems and to measure and evaluate the usability of products and applications.
  • Build a strong background in web design, programming, and in research methods and data analysis.
  • Develop excellent computer and communication skills.
  • Develop excellent research, writing, and organizational skills.
  • Learn to work well with both technical and non-technical staff.

General information and strategies

  • Obtain a broad knowledge of current affairs, history, literature, and the arts.
  • Gain the ability to communicate in writing and orally with individuals and groups, and all levels of personnel.
  • The ability to use technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills is beneficial.
  • Focus on the understanding of digital formats for text and images and database management, and skill with HTML5, Drupal.
  • Developing educational web sites for diverse audiences, including those with disabilities can be impressive to potential employers.
  • Become familiar with graphic design requirements for print and digital products.
  • Learn general multimedia content generation and editing experience.
  • Try seeking experience in engaging online communities and finding niche markets for targeted social media outreach.