Is information systems a meme major?
I'm 3rd year Computer Information Systems student at Pennsylvania State and it seems pretty interesting and easy so far. Haven't had any internships yet, but will try to get something this summer.
What's the outlook like for CIS grads in 2016?
IDK about your particular major. But if you're talking about the work, I work in analytics and when I was searching for a job a couple months ago I literally got cold-called 20 times a day by recruiters to do shit related to Data-warehousing, ETL and Hadoop ecosystem stuff. So it seems like a pretty good bet.
Sounds good. I'm looking forward to it.
I'm pretty shit at math though, IS is a business major after all.
I know SQL, some SAS, some basic Cpp.
I hope that advanced stuff doesn't require much more than Calc 1.
Seemed like more of a code monkey type of major and I'm not about that lifestyle of withering behind a keyboard. Tbh, coding bores me.
I do enjoy db optimizing though. I get almost an adrenaline rush out of increasing query speed by 1 second.
It was my major 10 years ago. Here's the deal with IS. It's like 30% as difficult as computer science, but gets 70% as much respect as computer science. It is the slacker IT major.
If you want to stick with the IS route, I urge you to pick either databases (especially SQL) or networking and get really good at whichever you have chosen.
Career-wise, your goal should be to move to management as quickly as possible so you can leave the coding/scripting grunt work to non-slackers.
you could try to go into building/working on business solutions. It can involve some database work. If your pretty good at data modeling or at least understanding ERDs working with a consulting firm might be a good way to go.
You'd also make a solid candidate for IT... If your into that kind of thing.
But if you go IT, like >>1052355 said, work your way to management.
MIS does not equal management, despite its name. But for databases, either should be fine. The database path is a fine choice.
Yes definitely strive for management... you don't want to have to learn the intricacies of every new flavor of the week in the world of IT. You want to know the generalities and spend your time attending meetings and delegating work.
Do your job. Don't ask unnecessary questions. Strive to be well liked without ever burdening anyone.
You'd be surprised how many people fuck things up for themselves by not doing those very simple things.
calc 1 is really just a warmup for multivariate calc and 2nd order diff eq, which is probably the only math you're gonna be using in any job (of course they will 99% of the time be solved numerically in software)
So desu I don't think calc 1 is enough.
Fellow ISfag here, going into a Master's program this year. Hope to get into an Engineering PhD program when I've finished that and get into information security.
Would be interested in talking about the field with other anons who are in IS.
Hm, well, Penn State Smeal is one of the top business schools in the country and for they only require Calc 1 for their IS majors.
>MATH 110 (GQ) Techniques of Calculus I (4) Functions, graphs, derivatives, integrals, techniques of differentiation and integration, exponentials, improper integrals, applications.
Yeah... that's pretty much IST lol. Without all the tedious Smeal intro courses taught by professors like Ron Jon.
Just curious, what types of internships (companies) do most people in CIS students get?