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Examples of where alumni in your major are working

Companies:
Novelis
J Crew
Bechtel

Titles:
Assistant Operations Coordinator
Distribution Analyst
Purchasing Specialist

Search for employers hiring graduates in your major

Employers in NY: 4,178
Employers in US: 72,337

 

Explore the numerous career fields related to your major

Systems Development and Network Technology

Areas

Employers

Financial institutions
Insurance companies
Consulting firms
Manufacturers
Computer companies
Telecommunications companies
Retailers
Healthcare organizations
Hotels and restaurants
Entertainment companies
Educational institutions
City, state and federal government

Information/Strategies

Develop excellent interpersonal skills for effective communication with technical and nontechnical colleagues.
Gain programming experience and knowledge for increased opportunities.
Become an effective problem-solver.
Plan to continually educate self on new computer languages and technology.
Obtain business experience through internships or part-time employment.
Supplement program with courses in accounting, human resources, and procurement.

Educational Training and Consulting

Areas

Employers

Community colleges
Universities
Corporations
Non-profit organizations
Consulting firm
Self-employed

Information/Strategies

Earn a graduate degree for post-secondary teaching opportunities.
Develop a research specialty.
Gain experience working with students through tutoring or assisting in computer labs.
Obtain advanced certifications for training opportunities.
Develop exceptional analytical and interpersonal skills for communicating with clients.
Obtain a strong technical knowledge of computers, a background in business management, and experience in systems analysis.

Internet

Areas

Programming
Software Design
Systems Analysis
Hardware Production
Web Site Design
Web Site Administration 

Employers

Network access points
Internet service providers
Hardware and software vendors
Internet-related companies including:

  • Browsers 
  • Search engines 
  • Web site design services

Organizations with complex, self-managed web sites

Information/Strategies

Learn web-related programmming languages.
Develop a flare for creativity.
Learn to work efficiently in a team by participating in group projects or student organizations.
Earn a graduate degree in technology or business for advanced opportunities in analysis, project management, and executive operations.

Operations Management

Areas

Operations Research Analysis:

  • Business strategy 
  • Facilities layout 
  • Inventory control 
  • Personnel scheduling

Production Management:

  • Line supervision 
  • Manufacturing management 
  • Production planning 
  • Quality assurance

Materials Management:

  • Purchasing/buying 
  • Traffic management 
  • Inventory management

Employers

Manufacturers
Industrial organizations
Service organizations

Information/Strategies

Develop strong analytical skills and a logical approach to problem solving.
Take additional courses in statistics and computer systems. This is a more technical side of business.
Develop skills in budgeting and cost management.
Take additional accounting and finance courses.
Learn to manage multiple situations and problems.
Be able to communicate effectively with different types of people in various functional areas.
Earn an MBA to reach the highest levels of operations management.

General information and strategies

  • Be aware that careers in computers and technology are constantly changing. Be prepared to retrain and learn new information on a regular basis. 
  • Certifications are often an important part of training for technical careers. Obtain the certifications that are the most applicable to career goals and interests. 
  • Gain as much diverse technical experience as possible. Seek positions in computer labs, retail computer/technology stores, or as technological support for any office or business. 
  • Learn about technology in additional areas such as audio/visual or telecommunications. 
  • Become familiar with the integration and application of these areas to management information systems. 
  • Develop physical stamina and strength. Many networking professionals are involved in hands-on, physical activity during network installation and maintenance. 
  • Specialize in a specific area of business or industry such as medical office support or sound technology so as to become familiar with the applicable software and hardware.