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Careers in information and computing

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Wesley Lipschultz

on 18 June 2018

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Transcript of Careers in information and computing

Content Knowledge
Personality traits in YOU sought by information employer:

Comfortable in new situations - new tech, new people, new environments


Detail Oriented





Personality of EMPLOYERS that will impact the employer you seek:

Big picture/forward thinking vs. get-it-done-here-and-now

Individual recognition vs. success of organization

Profit, altruism, best for company, part of something greater

Structured & well-defined vs. freeform & open roles

Work/life balance
Sample Positions, Library and Information Science
(Archives, curation, content management, copyright, libraries, records, research)

Children's Librarian, New York Public Library

Copyright Specialist, University of Michigan Library

Curator, Washington County Historical Society

Digital Asset Coordinator, Dick's Sporting Goods

Film and Video Archivist, NBC Universal

Records Manager, Yale University

Reference Librarian, Butzel Long Law Firm

Research Analyst, Loyola University

Social Media Strategist, FBI

Web Content Manager, Entertainment Weekly

What personality traits do you have that an employer would value?
What skills do you have that an employer would value?
What content knowledge do you have or are you developing that an employer might value?
Skills sought by information employers:

Big picture thinking (consulting, entrepreneurship, systems)

Communication/storytelling (getting complex ideas across to a wide-ranging audience)

Collaboration, networking, & outreach (cross-functioning teams)

Customer service (networks, Web maintenance, etc.)

Creativity (Web/product/network/social media design)

Problem Solving (debugging, test markets)

Persuasion/negotiation (getting buy-in, compliance)

User empathy (interface design)
Content knowledge sought by library and information science employers:

Archiving information of any type
Classification/cataloging of information
Collection/resource development/maintenance/stewardship for adults, children, academic, public, specialty areas (law, health, etc.)
Copyright and intellectual property
Data management and stewardship
Digital humanities
Information architecture, storage and retrieval
Information technologies for organizing, storing, retrieving, using information
Informetrics (measuring production, dissemination, use)
Records Management
Sample positions, PhD grads:
(research, teaching, leadership)

Professor, all over the world

Data Analyst/statistical programmer, U of Pitt

Data Scientist, AppLovin, facebook

Librarian, Library Director, academic, public

Research Scientist, Yahoo Lab

Software Engineer, Cisco Systems

User Experience Scientist, GE Global Research
Sample positions, Information Science/Technology/Networking
(programming, systems, security, analysis, development & design, interface design):

Application Developer, Highmark
Business & Systems Integration Analyst, Accenture
Business Intelligence Analyst, Fenner Dunlop Americas
Cloud Support Associate, Amazon Web Services
Communications Engineer, Bombardier Transportation
Consultant, JP Morgan Chase
Cybersecurity Engineer, DM Petroleum
Cyber Forensic Examiner, PNC
Data Analyst, South Bay Coalition for the Homeless
Information Security Tech Consultant, BNY Mellon
Information Systems Analyst, U of Pitt
Network Security Analyst, Dell SecureWorks
Prototype Developer, Siemens
Quality Engineer, StubHub
Software Development Engineer, Amazon, Google, etc.
User Experience Designer, booking.com
User Interface Engineer, UPMC
Vulnerability Analyst, CERT
Web Developer, World History Center
Range is huge:

Low-end for SOME entry level non-tech with undergrad only: $30,000
Median range for non-tech with masters: $48,000 - $58,000
High-end for SOME entry level non-tech: $80,000
Non-tech with a lot of experience $100,000+

Median for SOME entry level tech with undergrad only: $81,000
Average median for tech with masters who research: $114,000
High-end median for SOME entry level tech: $104,000
Tech with a lot of experience $150,000+
Bachelors vs. Masters vs. Doctorate:

There are jobs related to information sciences with bachelors, but these typically begin as "worker-bee" positions (though you can certainly rise in responsibility and salary with a bachelors)

Library and Information Sciences often requires a masters for entry level positions

A masters is often the minimum credential needed for leadership positions, but the degree means little without relevant personality and skill

A doctorate can lead to research and development positions within industry, the government, or higher education

Entrepreneurial innovation can happen at any educational level, but research & development driven innovation is aided by skills and knowledge obtained at the doctoral level

Masters to doctorate can be viewed as a stepping stone; if really passionate about and interested in discoveries made at masters-level learning, a doctorate would be a great next step...
Content knowledge sought by information tech/networking employer:

Communications - hardware, protocols
Computing - algorithms, cloud, location-based, mobile, programming
Data analysis
Data structures
Decision support
Human factors/interface design
Mathematics - calculus, statistics, logic, algebra
Networks - design (LAN, WAN), performance, management, wired, wireless
Policy - copyright, ethics, information, privacy,regulation, telecommunications
Security - analysis, cryptography, policies, systems, testing
Social computing
Systems - adaptive, design, computer, information, network, Web

Marcom Digital Asset Management Intern
Marcom is responsible for developing breakthrough marketing campaigns that incorporate all communication disciplines. Apple is looking for an enthusiastic, curious, and resourceful Digital Asset Management Intern to restructure and globalize our digital archive of Marcom deliverables in PDF format. The intern will work with Marcom Asset Managers to create naming, taxonomy, and descriptive metadata standards for the PDF Library. The intern will also work with Marcom Traffic Managers in our Cupertino and regional offices to refine the deliverable submission process.
Responsibilities include
• Gain an understanding of Marcom’s wide range of work and global scope
• Gain an understanding of Marcom Asset Management’s responsibilities and activities
• Work with Marcom Asset Managers to create a naming convention, taxonomy, and descriptive metadata standard to increase order and findability
• Work with Marcom Traffic Managers in the US and different geographic regions to iterate and refine the asset submission workflow
• Work with Marcom Asset Managers to organize and describe previously-archived deliverables
• Acquire, catalog, and describe any assets required to bring the archive to an agreed- upon level of completeness
• Document all established standards and procedures
• Present summary of learnings and accomplishments to interested teams

Update on IDC Digital Universe Study
From 2013 to 2020, the digital universe will grow by a factor of 10 from 4.4 trillion gigabytes to 44 trillion.

From 2013 to 2020, the information that is a candidate for useful analysis will grow from 22% to 35%. We currently only analyze less than 5% of that data.

In 2013, while about 40% of the information in the digital universe required some type of data protection, less than 20% of the digital universe actually had these protections.

In 2013, the available storage capacity could hold just 33% of the digital universe. By 2020, it will be able to store less than 15%.
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