/College of Business Hosts Supply Chain and Information Systems Week October 2-5, 2017

College of Business Hosts Supply Chain and Information Systems Week October 2-5, 2017

College of Business Hosts Supply Chain and Information Systems Week October 2-5, 2017

Ames, IA – New events are being offered during Supply Chain and Information Systems Week that will help students improve their skills, and prepare them for an exciting career in business.

“For students who have not declared a major and wonder what supply chain management or management information systems majors are all about, this is the perfect time to check it out,” said Union Pacific Professor of Information Systems, Jackie Rees Ulmer.

Ulmer, who is also chair of the department of supply chain and information systems, wanted to add some exciting, yet practical events this year.  “There are so many things about these two majors that students do not understand,” she said. “By offering these events, current business students and those who are interested can interact with our faculty and learn more about the opportunities available. I think they will be very surprised about the career options and the good salaries in these fields.”

Supply Chain and Information Systems Week events include:

Monday, October 2 – SCM Speed Networking

  • Description: Network with alumni and business professionals in the supply chain management field. Similar to “speed dating,” participants sit in chairs facing one another, network for a short amount of time, and at the sound of the announcer — move to the next chair to network with someone new.
  • Snacks, desserts, and beverages will be provided.
  • Location: Iowa State University Alumni Center, Mente/Boyd reception area.
  • Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Registration required by September 29: www.business.iastate.edu/scis-week/

Tuesday, October 3 – Tech Etiquette Dinner

  • Description: Navigating technology in the workplace is difficult these days. Should you “like” your boss on Facebook? Should you check your cell phone during a work dinner? What should you post on LinkedIn?  Join us to discuss these questions, and more, while enjoying a free dinner and conversation with supply chain and information systems faculty.
  • Location: Gerdin Business Building, Bergstrom Commons/ Business Café.
  • Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Registration required by September 29. RSVP to Amanda Severson: amandas@iastate.edu

 

Wednesday, October 4 – MIS Trivia Night

  • Description: Come join the fun and test your MIS trivia knowledge with MIS faculty!
  • Location: 2117 Gerdin Business Building
  • Snacks, desserts, and beverages will be provided.
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Registration not required.

 

Thursday, October 5 – MIS Speed Networking

  • Description: Network with alumni and business professionals in the management information systems field. Similar to “speed dating,” participants sit in chairs facing one another, network for a short amount of time, and at the sound of the announcer — move to the next chair to network with someone new.
  • Snacks, desserts, and beverages provided.
  • Location: Iowa State University Alumni Center, Mente/Boyd reception area.
  • Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Registration required by September 29: www.business.iastate.edu/scis-week/

During SCIS Week, students will learn more about these two majors:

Supply Chain Management (SCM) is an integrated program of study focusing on the efficient flow of materials, products, and information within and among organizations. The Iowa State program is ranked fifth in the world for research, seventh in the world for publication productivity, and 11th in the world for student talent.

Management Information Systems (MIS) is about the use of technologies and data to support and improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness. MIS graduates work with their businesses to implement new systems and technologies, update and improve existing systems, and ensure that technology and data are meeting needs of both employees and customers.

About 97% of the business graduates reports they are working, continuing their education, or serving in the military within six months of graduation. Learn more about supply chain management and management information systems: www.business.iastate.edu/supply-chain-information-systems/

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