Over 100 high school students from Oak Mountain and Hoover High schools came to UAB’s campus for the Information Systems Summit on September 26, 2011 to learn about UAB’s Information Systems (IS) Degree Program.
Students heard from Santhosh Keshavan, UAB Business graduate and Senior Vice President at Regions Bank, about the various career possibilities for IS graduates and the high demand for IS professionals. Keshavan reported a considerable shortage in Birmingham for graduates who can “step in and become part of Region’s family”. “Regions and UAB collaborate in technology projects, providing students a chance to get involved early,” says Keshavan. “If all goes smoothly, students are hired after graduation.” Regions is a big supporter of UAB through scholarship and internship programs and partners with Hewlett Packard each year to donate computers to a select group of information systems students.
Cody Callahan, UAB IS student and president of the Association of Information Systems (AIS), talked with students about his internship experience and the many opportunities available to students through the department of Management, Information Systems, and Quantitative Methods (MISQ) and the School of Business.
Students had a chance to tour the campus, lunch on the Commons concourse, participate in the AIS Quiz Bowl Competition, and hear more about the school and its program from Lauren Johnson, School of Business Recruiter; Allen Johnston, IS faculty; Molly Wasko, MISQ Department Chair; and David Klock, School of Business Dean.
Find event photos here.