Information Systems Internships
My name is Toua Ly. I am an Information Systems major and I work for the College of Business at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh as an IT Intern. I am planning on graduating in May 2016. The College of Business here has been around since 1965 and is one of the most respected colleges in the state and Midwest. They offer many advantages to help student establish a career for their future.
How I Obtained the Position
I originally was a computer science major when I first attended UW Oshkosh. After talking to a few computer science professors at the university, they recommended me to apply for the IT internship here at the College of Business. During the Fall of 2013, I applied for the IT intern and fortunately received the position. Working closely with the faculty members and students, I learned a lot about the IS major and it ultimately led me to change my major into Information Systems in the Fall of 2014. This internship continues to help me in my professional career and very thankful for this opportunity.
My Roles and Responsibilities
As a computer programmer, I am not coding all the time as people think. I manage several different systems for the College of Business that they use on their website. If something were needed to change or to be fixed with those systems, I would be the one to take care of it. Also, I am assigned projects throughout my time here. I am currently working on rebuilding the internship application system. It is the same one that students use to apply to the college in order to approve a student’s internship. I have also done smaller projects that involve creating application by coding.
I will continue to work at the University but it will be another 3 semesters before I graduate; I am in consideration of applying for another internship before I graduate. With an IS degree, there are so many different career opportunities out there: computer programmer, business or systems analyst, database administrator, network specialist, and more. I would like to have another internship to gain more knowledge on what is out there and what different organizations with their IT.