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1 Outreach Strategies for Undergraduate s Bill Neumann Director, MIS BS/MS Programs University of Arizona

2 Challenges EnvironmentEnvironment –Only students eligible for Advanced Standing (pre-business) Understanding of MISUnderstanding of MIS –What do you do with an MIS degree?

3 Challenges Department’s RankingDepartment’s Ranking –Am I good enough to get in? –Can I do the coursework? Employment ProspectsEmployment Prospects –Can I find a job when I graduate?

4 Influencers PeersPeers ParentsParents ProspectsProspects

5 Strategies Leverage our service class in MIS (MIS 111)Leverage our service class in MIS (MIS 111) –Early awareness –Peer-based support (Preceptor / UGTA)

6 Strategies Zipperman ScholarsZipperman Scholars –Pre-business mentorship Timing of invitation letters for preceptors and Zipperman ProgamTiming of invitation letters for preceptors and Zipperman Progam –During breaks at home

7 Strategies Scholarship for ServiceScholarship for Service –$4MM program with NSF/NSA –40 full scholarships/stipends –2 year academic program –2 year service commitment –Guaranteed employment

8 Strategies Education PipelineEducation Pipeline –AMP (Accelerated Masters Program) – MIS Majors MIS+ Outreach (K12)MIS+ Outreach (K12) –Digi-Dudes / Tech Divas –STEM Initiatives –CyberSTARS Summer Camp

9 Shaping the Future of IT Results: MIS U/G Program

10 Shaping the Future of IT Contact Information Bill Neumann BS/MS Program Director MIS Department Eller College of Management University of Arizona Paulo Goes Department Head MIS Department

11 Shaping the Future of IT Supporting Slides

12 Shaping the Future of IT $5.4 Million – CyberSecurity Grants Two NSF grantsTwo NSF grants –$1.2M – Chen (PI) – HackerWeb –$4.2M – Chen (PI), Goes (Co-PI), Patton (Co-PI) Scholarship For Service NSF pays 2-year tuition + $35K stipend Internships facilitated with federal government 2-year government employment committed –Announcement Announcement

13 Shaping the Future of IT MIS Undergraduate Program 300 majors in MIS (juniors and seniors)300 majors in MIS (juniors and seniors) Placement and internships are strongPlacement and internships are strong –Average starting salary (2013): $58,875 Accounting was second: $50,308Accounting was second: $50,308 Average of all Eller students: $49,633Average of all Eller students: $49,633 –Average signing bonus MIS: $4,750

14 Shaping the Future of IT MIS MIS + An Enhanced Undergraduate Experience Builds on Zipperman Scholars ProgramBuilds on Zipperman Scholars Program High school recruiting to MS programHigh school recruiting to MS program STEM componentSTEM component –Cybersecurity camps – NSF grant connection –Social computing and networks –Mobile computing Diversity recruiting and talent cultivationDiversity recruiting and talent cultivation Sponsored talent pipelinesSponsored talent pipelines –Internships to full time placement MIS Minor open to all majorsMIS Minor open to all majors


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