MS MIS Career Management Vision and Mission
The MIS Career Management team's mission is to educate and empower students to apply their career management skills to achieve their professional aspirations through:
- Career treks
- Job postings
- Resume building
- Company sponsored events
- Mock interviews
- UA career fairs
- Information sessions
- On-campus interviewing
- Video conferencing
The MS MIS Career Management Team
- Resumes should be 1 page. Appearance should be professional and conservative.
- Content should not be overcrowded, allowing for white space.
- Section headings should stand out (increased font size/bolding) and should be aligned on the left side.
- Dates should go on the right.
- No smaller than 10 point font and use standard fonts and Sans Serif Fonts, like Arial, Calibri, Garamond, or Helvetica. Try to avoid Times New Roman as it is overused.
- Resume headings are organized in order of importance for the needs of the job you are applying for and industry.
- List experience in reverse chronological order (most recent to least recent).
- Content and experiences are listed consistently, such as headings, job titles, company names and dates.
- Resume is clearly tailored to the desired position, using specific keywords from the job description.
- Personal pronouns, such as “I” and “me” are not included.
- No spelling and grammar mistakes.
- Include your first and last name (large font and bold), phone number, professional email address, and LinkedIn URL.
- Tailor your summary for each position.
- Include what you can offer the employer, not what they can do for you.
- Include the institution name, location, degree title, graduation date, and GPA if above 3.5.
- Relevant coursework is optional.
- Significant educational achievements, honors, etc. could be listed here as well.
- Include especially if targeting specialized position or roles that requires technical skills.
- List out technical skills organized by category. Ensure this is clear and easy to read.
- Include what is most relevant to the position you are applying for.
- Describe your experiences using clear and well-defined bullet point phrases, instead of paragraph descriptions.
- Start your bullet points with strong action verbs in the correct verb tense.
- Your bullet points should describe your responsibilities in a way that shows results and accomplishments.
- Show what you have achieved, not just what you have done.
- Ensure the information you include relates to the career you are seeking.
- Academic projects that are relevant can be included or listed in their own section.
- Include relevant leadership roles, extracurricular activities, community service, and volunteer work with dates.
- Accomplishments and duties should be clearly stated.
- Many companies use Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to screen and processapplicants’ resumes and cove letters.
- ATS scans for keywords and gives candidates a ranking based on how their documents align with the job description.
- Your resume and cover letter should mirror the language in the job description and follow ATS guidelines: no templates, boxes, or borders, using standard margins and fonts, and submitting as a PDF
Download and read sample resumes in PDF format:
|Sample resumes||Resume Templates|
MS MIS Placement Rates
3 months after graduation
6 months after graduation
|At graduation||3 months after graduation||6 months after graduation|
NOTE: International students who graduate from our Master's in MIS program are eligible to work in the U.S. for 36 months - without corporate sponsorship - after graduation. This is because our Master's program is designated a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program. Contact MIS Career Management for more information.