Over 250 students in the University of Connecticut School of Business attended the annual CIMBA (Careers in Information Management and Business Analytics) Industry panel discussion. The event was held in UConn’s Rome Ballroom on Wednesday, October 19th. Many senior IT executives and recent UConn graduates made up the panel this year.
The purpose of holding this event each year is to spread awareness to undergraduate students about career opportunities in Management Information Systems (MIS) and Business Analytics.
All students in the Business Information Systems (OPIM 3103) course were required to attend the forum as part of their grade. This is a course that is required for all students in the School of Business meant to build a understanding of information systems across all majors. Instructors of the course were in attendance to answer questions and provide guiding questions.
MIS Professor Jon Moore said that this event allows students to learn from UConn MIS alumni and to see how they got to where they are today.
The Operations and Information Management (OPIM) Assistant Department Head, Ramesh Shankar said that many students have switched to the MIS major after being exposed to this event in the past.
In addition to its benefits for Business students, this event is an important community outreach activity, Shankar said. A group of high school students and their instructor for Pathways to Technology Magnet School in Hartford were in attendance.