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Spend A Summer Day 2013-1

College of Information Sciences and Technology


on 25 June 2014

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Transcript of Spend A Summer Day 2013-1

Our majors
IST is...
IST is people coming together with the technology that we all use every day.
IST students working with Centre Peace built a Google calendar system to coordinate the pickup & delivery of donated goods, a database to track donors, and an eBay account for the sale of collectible items.
information from many sources
information to people who need it

information technology tools to make sense of the information
Faculty and Research
Effective communication
Team dynamics
Information analysis
What do
in the College of IST?
What is IST?
College of
Information Sciences and Technology (IST)

Design & Development Option:
Build Information Systems:
Understand programming, database, human computer interaction, knowledge representation, search engines, and characteristics of users to build information systems.
Our students are in

for internships and jobs.
IST coordinates two career fairs every year exclusively for IST students (over 60 companies attend just to recruit our students for internships and jobs!)
current job
placement rate
Identifying National security threats
Managing crisis situations with social media
Connecting workers with jobs
Enhancing health care information systems
Our Mission
The College of IST's mission is to meet the knowledge and information requirements of the Information Age.
What is the average starting salary
for our graduates?
average signing bonus?
Where do our graduates go?
IST is a small college with a close-knit community
Life in IST
Dedicated advising staff that works closely with students to accomplish their goals.
Enterprise Architecture
Economics of Information Systems
Decision Theory
Computer Sciences & Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Social Sciences:
Library Sciences
and many more
IST has 18 organizations and clubs
IST courses pose real-world problems
40% Consulting
23% Government/Defense contracting
17% Manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and education
11% Financial
9% Technology
Entertainment (Music, Theater)
Health Policy
Stay connected with IST
Managing Information,
Powering Intelligence

Bachelor of Science in IST (ISTBS)
Bachelor of Science in Security and Risk Analysis (SRA)
Bachelor of Arts in IST (ISTBA)
The ISTBA combines


IT + ?
Information Systems:
Design and Development Option
You’ll design software applications and integrate information technologies to meet a specific need, and work on projects like developing applications for iPhones.
Information Technology:
Integration and Application
This option examines how information technology can enable and support processes within and between businesses. You’ll analyze the needs of an organization, formulate and
implement technology-based solutions, and evaluate the outcomes, working on projects like designing a software
application to store genetic info used by researchers.
Information Context:
People, Organizations, and Society
You’ll study how businesses and other organizations use information technologies—such as how Starbucks uses Twitter and other social media to promote its brand. You are encouraged to think creatively and pursue opportunities that will allow you to see firsthand how people, information, and technology interact.
Information and Cyber Security
You’ll learn how to deal with security and privacy concerns in all types of organizations, and make sure that computer operating systems and related products are secure. For example, you’ll learn how to effectively “police” the area of cyberspace your employer occupies to ensure that it is free from cyber crime.
Social Factors and Risk
In this option, you’ll explore the psychological, sociological, and legal
aspects of security and risk, and examine the privacy policies and legal regulations within companies and the government. In the classroom, you’ll work on teams in which you and your classmates role-play both terrorists and criminals, and the intelligence and security officers combating them.
Intelligence Analysis and Modeling
You’ll learn how to calculate, evaluate, and predict risk in a variety of fields, including business and national security, and work on projects like evaluating the risk of putting information on Facebook. To enter this option, you should be able to think critically and have an interest in learning how to protect vital infrastructure against subversive attacks.
Designers and Analysts
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