Careers for Master's in MIS Students

Careers for Master's in MIS Students

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



Resume Guidelines

  • 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 process applicants’ 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.

Sample Resumes

Download and read sample resumes in PDF format:

MS MIS Placement Rates


At graduation


3 months after graduation


6 months after graduation


Placement Rates

  At graduation 3 months after graduation 6 months after graduation
Dec. 2021 92% 100% ---
Dec. 2020 52% 89% 98%
Dec. 2019 85% 92% 92%
Dec. 2018 55% 87% 98%
Dec. 2017 54% 83% 96%
Dec. 2016 36% 76% 94%
Dec. 2015 60% 95% 100%
Dec. 2014 58% 94% 100%

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.

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