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What Can I Do With This Major for Majors in Information Technology & Informatics

 

Introduction

The School of Communication, Information and Library Studies offers the major in Information Technology and Informatics. This program emphasizes the evaluation, implementation and management of information technologies for a wide range of organizations. Information Technology and Informatics unites theories drawn from the humanities and social sciences with practical computer-based competencies. This combination prepares students to work in a diverse marketplace which demands individuals who understand the social and economic impact of technology locally and globally, and the effective use of technology in organizations.

Information Technology and Informatics graduates find opportunities in a wide variety of careers in business, education, government and the Nonprofit sectors. The combination of technical skills and verbal/written communication skills is a desirable characteristic employers seek when hiring. Any work that involves communicating as its focal point is a potential career field. The information technology industry is a competitive one, however, and experience is a must.

While most graduates work in a related occupation, others choose different directions. Experience has allowed some to progress without further education. However, an advanced degree can offer an edge, particularly with larger corporations. Many careers do not require a specific major but rather a wide range of demonstrated skills and accomplishments. Regardless of your career choices, increase your marketability to employers through internships, responsible work experience, good grades and involvement in college activities.


A Sample Of Related Occupations

Computer Service Representative Human Resources Info. Specialist Technical Analyst
Consultant Information Officer Technical Evaluator
Customer Support Coordinator Instructional Technology Designer Technical Researcher
Data Processing Manager IT Specialist Technical Writer
Database Administrator Network Administrator User Interface Specialist
Database Analyst Project Manager Web Analyst
Database Designer Project Team Leader Web Designer
Electronic Commerce Developer Quality Assurance Analyst Web Information Officer
Help Desk Analyst Systems Consultant .

Types of Employers

  

Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Community Organizations Information Design Agencies Professional Associations
Computer Firms Investment Firms Public Relations Firms
Consulting Firms Labor Unions Publishing companies
Educational Institutions Management consulting firms Radio Stations
Entertainment Firms Manufacturing Firms Research Firms
Financial Institutions Media Firms Telecommunications Firms
Health Organizations Newspapers/Magazines Television/Radio Stations
Hospitality Organizations Nonprofit Organizations .
Hospitals Pharmaceutical Companies .

  

Government Agencies
CIA/FBI Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board National Science Foundation
Department of Commerce Federal Trade Commission National Telecommunications
Department of Energy General Accounting Office Securities and Exchange Commission
Department of Labor Information Administration Small Business Administration
Department of the Treasury National Archives & Records Administration U.S. Information Agency

Internships Obtained by Rutgers Students

  

Organization Job Title
AT&T AT&T Universal Agent

Discovery Communications Programming & Development Intern

Fendi IT Intern

Department of media relations at rutgers media relations intern

Accrete Group Information Technology Intern

Rutgers Student Life Marketing and Communications Office - Media Team Social Media/Photographer

Aregatta Inc. Associate

Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc Information Technology Intern

Rutgers Department of Media Relations Rutgers Today Video Intern

Qualcare Alliance Networks Inc Systems Administrator

QualCare IT Intern

BAYADA Intern, Support

PDI, Inc. Infrastructure

Princeton Fitness & Wellness Sales & Marketing

vSplash Tech Labs Inc. Copywriter/Proofer

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Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates

  

First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Information Technology & Informatics
Organization Job Title

  

Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Information Technology & Informatics
AOL Time Warner Chief Information Officer

Deutsche Bank (MBA - IT) Chief Technology Officer

Warner Music Group Executive IT Support Specialist

Rutgers University (MS Information Technology) Graduate Student

J&J Information Services Leadership Program

Picatinny Arsenal IT Specialist

Motorola Lead Engineer

Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation Network Administrator

RTTS Quality Assurance Analyst

KForce SAP Help Desk Analyst

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