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Old 12-23-2008, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Default Best City for college grad with an Information Systems Degree?

According to my school 100% of people who have graduated from here with this degree have had job offers almost instantly. Anybody have an experience in this field? Any advice on the best city for "moving up the ladder"?

Also, currently I'm looking for an internship in this field, I live in Michigan, but I would really like to travel for a summer and try something new. Any advice for finding internships in the big cities? Should I look online or is it better to go in person?
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Old 12-23-2008, 12:32 PM
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"Info Systems"??? Is that Computer Science?

If so, would look into regions w/major finance (esp trading is heavily computer systems dependent) and tech industries

Closest relevant region is Chicago; would also look into SiliconValley

Figure out where alums of your college and major are employed (in management roles w/ability to hire people) and contact them for leads

Cold-call major hedge funds in Chicago, SV, etc

Any desirable internship/job has many, many highly qualified applicants/job, so need to be creative in distinguishing one's record and enthusiasm
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Old 12-23-2008, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Greater PDX
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It's a tough job market. I was looking for IT type jobs back in 2001-02 in the previous recession and I was stuck looking for months. That was in a pretty hot IT area (Dallas). Not trying to get you down - just letting you know that if you encounter difficulties in finding a job, don't blame yourself - it may just be because of the state of the economy.
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Old 12-23-2008, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Think outside the box. Your typical "tech" cities like Austin, San Francisco, and Seattle will likely be the most difficult job search environment because SO many tech graduates are trying to get jobs there. Go where you can find a job. Mid sized markets would be a good bet because they aren't as cutthroat and they aren't as attractive to other grads.
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Old 12-23-2008, 03:17 PM
 
Location: New York City
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I'd recommend the NYC area (tri-state region) or the Boston region. I work in IT sales and we are seeing a major slow-down in available positions, but there is a constant flow of available positions with major corporations in the NYC and Boston areas. Also, there is a strong presence in cities such as Hartford, Providence, and Stamford, CT.
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Old 12-23-2008, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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I'd recommend the NYC area (tri-state region) or the Boston region. I work in IT sales and we are seeing a major slow-down in available positions, but there is a constant flow of available positions with major corporations in the NYC and Boston areas. Also, there is a strong presence in cities such as Hartford, Providence, and Stamford, CT.
What is the position to graduate ratio in NYC? In Austin, it's quite normal to have thousands of applicants for one entry level position.
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Old 12-23-2008, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Just so everybody knows its actually a Business Degree, the official name is Bachelors of Science in Business Adminstration w/ a Major in Management Information Systems.
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