What can I do with this discipline/major?
For helpful resources on your career opportunities, explore the “What Can I Do with
This Major” guides for information sciences, management information systems and computer science.
Some common career titles for this major include:
- Computer and Information Research Scientist
- Computer Programmers
- Computer Support Specialists
- Database Administrators
- Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects
- Network and Computer System Administrators
- Software Developers
For additional career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook
for hundreds of occupations, visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Careers in Information Systems and Information Technology
Internships and Research Opportunities
Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will
allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well
introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources. For more information,
email Josh Dehlinger, TU Information Systems and Information Technology Internship Coordinator.
Careers and Jobs
The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making
use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields
you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Tiger Mentor Network) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.
Sample Resumes and Interview Questions
For major specific resume samples, we encourage you to look at the Sample Information Systems Resume (PDF), Sample Computer Science Resume (PDF), in addition to our Sample Resume Database.
Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview,
you’ll also want to review common interview questions (PDF) asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally,
and visit the interview skills section of the Career Center’s website. You can practice your interview skills online
via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.
To prepare for coding interviews, check out the resources on LeetCode, HackerRank, InterviewBit and GitHub.
Common Industry Related Questions
- What is workflow?
- How would you compare the use of a mainframe system versus a personal computer system?
- How can document management be used to improve the flow of information in an organization?
- What are the benefits of establishing hardware and software standards?
- Your assignment is to automate a clerical process. What steps will you take in carrying
out the assignment?
- What experience do you have with using management information systems?
- To what extent have you developed user documentation in your present job?
- What are some of the reasons for automating a process or procedure?
- You have been asked to evaluate a new automated system. What steps will you take?
- Tell us why you’re interested in this particular technology position.
- Provide some examples of either work or school courses that relate to this position.
- What experience do you have in help desk operations?
- What items of information would you request from a user to effectively address a technical
- What experience do you have with personal computers?
- Explain to us what local area networks and wide area networks are, and how, if at
all, are they related.
- Tell us about your work as it relates to the operation of a data center?
- What experience do you have in developing applications?
Professional associations offer many benefits to students, often including reduced-price
membership, mentorship programs, “careers in…” information, job and internship listings,
field-related conferences and publications, and much more. Be sure to check out sections
on the associations’ websites related to students, education, careers, etc.