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  1. Baylor Classroom Presentations September 28, 2010 - ConocoPhillips

  2. Baylor Research • Questions asked of Baylor students • What is the most important factor when choosing a major? • What things are most appealing about a major?

  3. Survey says… • Most important in a major? • Job availability • Salary • Job Demand • Most appealing about a major? • Learning new things • Variety of career opportunities • Working with people 82% of Baylor students say job availability and the opportunity to learn new things are the most important factors when choosing a major.

  4. 1. Most important factor • Let’s look at the numbers…. • Undergrad business degrees hired at ConocoPhillips in 2010 • MIS: 13 full time, 17 intern • Accounting: 9 full time, 8 intern • Finance: 10 full time, 6 intern • HR: hire graduate school only • Marketing: 3 full time, 8 intern Job availability So…where are the jobs?! Employers need MIS majors.

  5. 2. Most appealing factor • Learning new things • Every industry • Every field • MIS driven by change • Working with people • Project management • Customer or application support • Business analyst • Consultant Learning new things & Working with people What does MIS bring to the table?

  6. Common concerns • Self • Can I even do this? I’m not techy! • Society • Everybody is nerdy • Job • I don’t want to sit and program ALL DAY! But…MIS is scary!!

  7. “Can I even do this?” • Ask yourself these questions: • Am I organized? • Do I work hard? • Do I want many career opportunities? • Do I like learning new things? • Am I interested in technology? • Yes? You can succeed in MIS!

  8. “Everybody is nerdy” MIS teaches: Strategic thinking Technical understanding Excellent problem-solving skills Project management Team management Client management Basic business principles But do I have to program?

  9. Programming!!?? • Yes, you learn it • Basic building block skill • Remember “working with people”? • Curriculum • Basic business skills • Database “I don’t know how and don’t want to program.”

  10. Recruiting in interesting times

  11. What types of companies do Baylor MIS grads work for? • Technology • Start-Ups • McLane Advanced Technologies • Consulting • Firms • Protiviti • SunGard Consulting • Accounting • Firms • Ernst & Young • Pro Sports • Houston Astros • Non-Profits • Public Schools & Universities • Charities • Hospitals • Large Firms • With IT Groups • Anadarko • ConocoPhillips • USAA • Government • FBI • CIA …but companies are hiring for MIS 11 P

  12. MIS salary data Recruiters NEED INTERNS & FULL-TIME HIRES MIS average salaries $54,451 – 2006-07 $56,500 – 2007-08 $60,000 – 2008-09 Also consider work location and industry MIS continues to climb

  13. Questions