Established in spring 2008, the Zipperman Scholars Program is a competitive extracurricular program designed to give freshman and sophomore pre-business majors additional exposure to MIS and job opportunities in the field.
- A $100 stipend for the first three semesters of active participation
- Participation in real-world IT experiences
- Special gatherings with MIS faculty and distinguished Eller guests
- Opportunities to shadow executives and IT professionals
- Networking with business professionals, faculty and students
- Opportunities for MIS-related internships
- Opportunities to participate in IT training programs
- A stronger professional resume
- Assistance for the admission process to the Eller College Professional Program
- Ability to be professionally admitted to the College with a double major
- Ability to apply for the Advanced Zipperman Scholars Program to prepare for a career in consultancy
The Zipperman Program is generously supported by Walt Zipperman, president of DAZ Systems (now part of Accenture). DAZ Systems specializes in Oracle E-Business Suite and leverages industry experience to provide mission-critical business solutions to small and medium sized enterprises. With over 350 successful implementations, DAZ is the largest Oracle Partner in the Western US and provides a variety of proven methodologies and a staff of experienced Oracle professionals for its customer implementations.
"I am honored to be able to provide this exciting opportunity for outstanding Eller freshmen and sophomores to explore the growing field of MIS and the many significant and challenging IT job opportunities available in business today."
— Walt Zipperman
All new Zipperman Scholars (ZipS) MUST attend a "What is MIS" presentation in their first semester of participation. This event is offered at least twice each semester.
ZipS are required to participate in at least four qualifying events each semester to maintain their active status in the program as well as submit a 750-word reflection paper about their experiences in the ZipS program.
How to RSVP
Zipperman Scholars RSVP/register for events through eSMS. Here’s how:
- Use your NetID to log in: student.esms.arizona.edu
- Select “New RSVP” in the menu bar at the top of the screen.
- For “What type of appointment are you seeking?” choose “Workshop”, then search.
- Choose events from the list.
Through the eSMS system you can view and manage your event registrations throughout the semester. Set your notification preferences in eSMS to receive text or email reminders. If you need to cancel a registration, make sure to do so at least 24 hours in advance if possible.
The No-Show Policy
A no-show is a student who RSVPs for an event but doesn't show up. ZipS can miss two events each semester without losing their $100 stipend. To prevent being penalized for no-shows, always cancel an event registration at least 24 hours in advance if possible.
How to Cancel
If you have registered for an event and then find that you are unable to attend, you must cancel your registration in order to avoid being counted as a no-show for the event.
- If you are cancelling at least one day before the event, log in to eSMS to manage your registration.
- In case of emergency that requires a same-day cancellation, email Jessie Wertman.
As a Zipperman Scholar, you can apply for a double major upon admission to the Professional Program as long as one of the majors is MIS. ZipS are the only students in Eller who have the opportunity to double major from the time of acceptance. If you are applying this semester, contact Patti Ota so she can give your name to the Undergraduate Programs office.
Fall 2019 Events
|Event||Date & Time||Location|
|New ZipS Welcome Dinner||Friday, September 13, 5:30 p.m.||McClelland 208 Gallery|
|Welcome Back All ZipS Dinner||Friday, September 20, 5:30 p.m.||McClelland 208 Gallery|
|What is MIS?||Wednesday, September 25, 5:30 p.m.||McClelland 430E|
|Resume Checks (no RSVP required; no event credit)||Friday, September 27, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.||McClelland 430U|
|Meet the MIS Professionals||Friday, September 27, 6 p.m.||McClelland 208 Gallery|
|Mock Interviews (no event credit)||Wednesday, October 2, 5:30 p.m.||McClelland 430E|
|Movie Night: The Great Hack||Thursday, October 10, 5:30 p.m.||McClelland 207 (Berger auditorium)|
|Family Weekend Brunch||Saturday, October 12, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||Old Main, Silver and Sage Room|
|Meet the MIS Faculty: Sudha Ram||Wednesday, October 16th, 5:30 p.m.||McClelland 430E|
|What is MIS?||Tuesday, October 29, 5:30 p.m.||McClelland 430E|
|Visualization Activity||Tuesday, November 5, 6 p.m.||McClelland 218J- MicroAge Lab|
|Meet the MIS Faculty: Matt Hashim||Thursday, November 14, 5:30 p.m.||McClelland 430E|
|Closing Event||Thursday, December 12, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.||Meet in McClelland Atrium to carpool to event location|
|Additional events that count for Zipperman attendance credit|
MIS Speaker Series
Leading Diversity Speaker Series
Interested in finding out more about this program? Contact Patti Ota, Zipperman Director, at 520-626-3599.