Tech Opportunities

Happy Thanksgiving week,

It’s been a while since I’ve sent an update on opportunities for tech-related students to get involved outside of class. The list grew so large that I decided to get a web page going to elicit all of those available. Check out my Tech Opportunities page on my website and let Professor Ed Weber or me know if you are interested in any of these. Many are internships and some are upcoming competitions this spring. As new items come up, I’ll be sure to keep this page updated.

We’re also always looking for ways to keep you engaged outside of class. If you have an evening event hackathon or something special you want to help organize, let us know.

Want to go to Disney World in January 2019? #MK365

Are you interested in learning how technology is driving brand loyalty at Walt Disney World? Explore mobile applications, RFID, and social media integration on campus in the fall. Explore Walt Disney World in-person through testing family itineraries, backstage tours, and yes… plenty of fun! Talk to Dr. Carrie Trimble or me to learn more. Consider taking MK365, Brand Loyalty Experience, as part of your fall 2018 schedule. Watch the video below to learn more.


Check out my Twitter feed for job postings #MillikinIS

job searchThe spring semester is upon us, and for many of you, this means digging in to look for full-time work or internship opportunities over the summer. I do my best to keep up with entry level job openings and internship opportunities specific to information systems majors. Check out my Twitter feed and look for the most recent job posting announcements. If you find something you’re interested in, update your resume, have it reviewed by someone in Millikin’s Career Center, construct a cover letter, and apply. The more you apply and get the chance to interview, the more experience you’ll have at these nerve-wracking encounters.

Happy Spring Semester!

I.S. Tech Night – Wed. 10/25 6-8pm

I.S. Tech Night
When: Wednesday, October 25 – 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: University Commons 138
What Else: Yes, there will be pizza and snacks

  •  Are you an undecided business major or exploratory studies?
  • Do you like robots?
  • Are you curious about what jobs are available for information systems (I.S.) majors?
  • Do you like free pizza?
  • Are you currently an I.S. major, math major, or pursuing an I.S. certificate?

If you answered yes to at least one of the above questions, join us for a fun night of playing with robotic cars, learning about information systems (I.S.) programs and MU Performance Consulting (student-run venture), and also hear about other student projects.

So we can plan on enough food, please RSVP to either RJ Podeschi or Ed Weber by Tuesday, October 24th.

We hope you can join us,

RJ Podeschi and Ed Weber

Student-run Venture Career Fair on 11/1

November 1st 2017 4-6pm in the University Commons 140, 142, 150, 152 

Why do we need a Student Venture Career Fair?

  1. Students that are required to take a student venture often don’t know all the options they have. This will bring awareness so they can pick one that they are passionate about or they think they can make the most difference.
  2. Ventures often get students through telling their friends to join the class. This would provide ventures with a more diverse student pool and increase visibility.
  3. This is a good opportunity for potential students to visit and see yet another layer of what Millikin has to offer.

Student Ventures to be involved:

  1. Blue Brew Coffee Shop
  2. Big Blue Personal Training
  3. Blue Connection Retail Art Gallery
  4. Blue Satellite Press
  5. Bronze Man Books Publishing Company
  6. Carriage House Press
  7. First Step Records
  8. Ignite Studios Ad Agency and Gaphic Design Firm
  9. MUPC IT Consulting
  10. Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre