Welcome Home I.S. Students!
I hope everyone is getting settled in the first week of classes and things are off to a good start. I wanted to let you know of some I.S. related opportunities you can take advantage of this semester. If you have questions about other ways in which you can get engaged in practicing your skills outside of the classroom, please feel free to seek out Professor Ed Weber or me. Getting engaged beyond the classroom is one of the best ways to build your resume and experience — preparing you for that first job after graduation.
Professor Weber and I will be sending a note in the near future about a possible “I.S. Nerd Night” to talk about what else is going on in the major, conference opportunities, and our newest student-run venture, MU Performance Consulting. Think about other friends you’d like to invite. If you have ideas on something you’d like to include the event, let us know!
Have a great fall semester,
Job / Internship Opportunities
- Millikin Information Technology Department is seeking student workers to assist at the Help Desk. This is a great way to learn troubleshooting and customer service skills. Preference to those with college work study funds. See the Big Blue Jobs website for details and to apply
- Professor Jessa Wilcoxen is seeking a student to serve as tutor in navigating the technical aspects of Adobe programs, understanding the Mac interface, and serve as a print technician. Specifically tutoring is needed in the following Adobe programs / languages: Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS, Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. Experience with After Effects and Premier is also useful. As the print technician, the student will need to maintain an inventory list and tutor students on how to properly prepare their files for printing. Student may be asked to help with other department needs as they arise. Applicants should include a detailed description of their experience and comfort level with each Adobe program.
- Professor Weber is seeking 1-2 students to serve as teaching assistants for the IS130 – Spreadsheet Applications course. This is unpaid, but academic credit will be awarded. See Professor Weber for more information.
- Professor Mary Garrison is seeking someone who is proficient in editing video for a short documentary. Email Professor Garrison directly if interested.
- African-American Cultural & Genealogical Society of IL is seeking an unpaid intern to setup a program for recording military family stories
- Millikin’s Alumni and Development Office is seeking a data management intern to assist with SQL report writing and data analysis. Those who have taken IS470 or IS370 in the past would make great candidates. Those who have taken IS270 would also qualify.
- Network Solutions Unlimited is seeking both data entry specialists and level I tech support positions
- Soy Capital Bank is seeking a tech support individual as well
Networking / Career Building Opportunities
- Part time job fair is today, Wednesday, August 24 in Lower RTUC from 11:00 – 1:00
- IS / Accounting Job Fair is Wednesday, September 7 from 3:00 – 5:00 in Lower RTUC — great event to apply for internships and full time jobs as well as talk to folks about what kind of IT work is out there. Every I.S. student should be at this event! Get your resume together and dress professionally
- Fall Job and Internship Fair is Wednesday, October 12 from 1:00 – 3:30 in Lower RTUC. This is the big job far with all the employers. Get that resume ready and put on your Sunday best for this one.