iSchool Career Services Newsletter 2/11/2013

Career News

  • Texas Instruments is looking for technical sales people, and hosting several webinars coming up. Visit  for more information!
  • Microsoft is coming back to campus for a Tech Talk on Windows 8 on Tuesday, 2/12, 6:30  – 7:30 pm in EE 105. They’re accepting your resumes as well!

Career Tips

What Jobs can I do?

Sometimes we run out of ideas, and scrolling through long lists of jobs that call for software developers and programmers gets old. So if you need help thinking of and searching on options that are both in demand and not programming-specific, here are some job titles worth looking into. All these titles are designated as “bright outlook” jobs by the national Department of Labor, and all utilize skills that you could be getting in your iSchool program. Search these terms and combinations of words in the titles in your favorite job search engine ( for example)  on company websites, or on LinkedIn to find opportunities in these areas, or come talk to me about building a strategy to get into one of these fields. Want to learn more? Search O*NET online ( for more information on what responsibilities, tasks, and knowledge these jobs typically include. Refresh your job search with new titles!

Computer Systems Analyst : Analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to implement and improve computer systems. Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software.

Database Administrator / Analyst: Administer, test, and implement computer databases, applying knowledge of database management systems. Coordinate changes to computer databases. May plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard computer databases.

Computer and Information Systems Manager (also search for IT Manager/Director, Technical Services Manager): Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.

Search Marketing Strategist: Employ search marketing tactics to increase visibility and engagement with content, products, or services in Internet-enabled devices or interfaces. Examine search query behaviors on general or specialty search engines or other Internet-based content. Analyze research, data, or technology to understand user intent and measure outcomes for ongoing optimization.

Market Research Analyst: Research market conditions in local, regional, or national areas, or gather information to determine potential sales of a product or service, or create a marketing campaign. May gather information on competitors, prices, sales, and methods of marketing and distribution.

Logistics Analyst: Analyze product delivery or supply chain processes to identify or recommend changes. May manage route activity including invoicing, electronic bills, and shipment tracing.

Computer Network Support Specialist: Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.

Web Administrator: Manage web environment design, deployment, development and maintenance activities. Perform testing and quality assurance of web sites and web applications.

Distance Learning Coordinator / Online Learning Administrator: Coordinate day-to-day operations of distance learning programs and schedule courses, manage distance learning technology and systems, train users.

Database Architects: Design strategies for enterprise database systems and set standards for operations, programming, and security. Design and construct large relational databases. Integrate new systems with existing warehouse structure and refine system performance and functionality.

Data Warehousing Specialists: Design, model, or implement corporate data warehousing activities. Program and configure warehouses of database information and provide support to warehouse users.

Business Intelligence Analyst: Produce financial and market intelligence by querying data repositories and generating periodic reports. Devise methods for identifying data patterns and trends in available information sources.

Business Continuity Planner: Develop, maintain, or implement business continuity and disaster recovery strategies and solutions, including risk assessments, business impact analyses, strategy selection, and documentation of business continuity and disaster recovery procedures. Plan, conduct, and debrief regular mock-disaster exercises to test the adequacy of existing plans and strategies, updating procedures and plans regularly. Act as a coordinator for continuity efforts after a disruption event, including for business technology.

Risk Manager: Analyze and manage risk management issues by identifying, measuring, and making decisions on operational or enterprise risks for an organization.

Instructional Designer / Technologist: Develop instructional materials and products and assist in the technology-based redesign of courses. Assist faculty in learning about, becoming proficient in, and applying instructional technology.

Document Management Specialist (Sharepoint Administrator might also fall in here): Implement and administer enterprise-wide document management systems and related procedures that allow organizations to capture, store, retrieve, share, and destroy electronic records and documents.

Career Events this week

Mon., February 11 | 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Resumes and Cover Letters

Mon., February 11 | 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Internship Fair Success

Mon., February 11 | 6 – 7 pm

Meet the Employer InfoSession: Insight Global

Tue., February 12 | 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Resumes and Cover Letters

Tue., February 12 | 4 – 5 pm

Fireside Chat: Sally Jewell, CEO of REI

Tue., February 12 | 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Employer Conversations: Business Internships for Non-Business Majors

Tue., February 12 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Meet the Employer: AXA Advisors

Wed., February 13 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Peace Corps Application Workshop: Tips for Success

Wed., February 13 | 2 – 6 pm

Internship Fair

Thurs., February 14 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm – MGH 420

iSchool Employer Information Session: Explore Consulting

Fri., February 15 | 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Successful Interviews

Tue., February 19 | 9 – 10 am

Ph.D. & Masters Virtual Career Fair

Highlighted Professional Jobs

Telecommunication Systems

Data Quality Analyst

Smashing Ideas

Experienced .NET web developer

James Madison University Libraries

Special Collections Librarian

Stanford University Libraries

Information Literacy and Learning Design Librarian

PitchBook Data

UX Designer/Junior Product Manager (HuskyJobs 67476)

Highlighted Student Jobs

Expeditors International

IS Summer Internship (iCareers #425)

Montana Department of Transportation Library

MDT Research Library Summer Internship (iCareers #423)

University of Washington

Usability Study/Web Design Intern (iCareers #421)

ZUM Communications

Talented Graphic Artist/ Web Developer Intern (HuskyJobs #67660)

University of Washington

Graduate Staff Assistantship – GA Crew -Academic Year 2013-2014 (iCareers #419)

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