IS Alumni Networking Event
What is it like to work with enterprise systems? Perdue School students found out.
Students in Information Systems Concepts for Business (INFO 211) were given the opportunity to learn more about the field of information system and working with enterprise systems from alumni working in a variety of organizations. The Information Systems Networking event was held on March 13 in the Perdue Hall Atrium from 3:30-5:30 p.m. The students who participated commented that they had a much better understanding of what information systems involves and what a career in information systems is like.
Using a “speed-dating” approach, each student had the opportunity to spend time with five different alumni, hearing about each individual’s company and what they do in their job, as well as asking questions. Since students did not have the opportunity to talk to each of the alumni representing seven different companies, many of the students took advantage of the networking portion of the event to talk to alumni from different companies or ask additional questions.
Alumni participation was sponsored by their companies, with RSM taking the lead for this inaugural event. The alumni who so graciously donated their time to talk to the students were:
|Melissa Fell||2017||Breakthru Beverage|
|Scott Howser||2017||Northrop Grumman|
|Parris Stanford||2016||Under Armour|
|Jacob Stevens||2017||Northrop Grumman|
|Nick Waters||2016||Under Armour|
In addition to enjoying talking to the students, several of the alumni gathered for dinner afterward and enjoyed their own networking opportunity.
This is the first of what is planned to be an on-going series of events to help students understand information systems in general and working with enterprise systems more specifically.