Originally Posted by badazz2010focus
hold old are you now LOL
21 as of November 2nd. I have already worked in a corporate IT department as an intern for 4 semesters even though the limit is supposed to be 2(=
They also have a job waiting for me when I graduate Next Fall with my Bachelors in CIS. The starting salary for IT even at this small company is 65K a year.
I was happy with just getting my undergrad degree and the jobs I could get with only that in my field.
But then I found out that it will only take me 36 hours to get my Master in Business Administration, which I can do while working for that company because they are here in the same town as my college, because all of the graduate classes are at night and online(=
therefore I can get my Masters while still getting paid 65k a year in the process without inconveniencing me at all.
Keep in mind I will graduate with that Masters at age of 24.
With a Bachelors in CIS and a Masters in BA I would be more qualified for IT Management positions(such as IT project manager, IT Director, and Chief Information Officer) than even the current people that have worked at this company for 15 years, due to specialized training in management as well as my vast knowledge of not only the programming aspects of IT but also the Database and overall IT Business Systems.
CIS is the cross between business and technology and we bridge that gap which most companies have now created dedicated department for this.
I was speaking to the marketing professor that I'm an assistant for, her son attends another college near here and he graduates this month with only his Bachelors in CIS.
He had interviews with Microsoft, Exxon-Mobile, Google, and two other companies last month.
The companies want our major so bad that they paid for all of his expenses to fly to interviews.
While in the interview with Microsoft they offered him a starting salary of $100k a year, 50k in their stock shares, and a sign on bonus of 5k.
He told them he still had other interviews to attend, they were like "wait, wait ,wait, what will it take for you to stop going to interviews."
They ended up agreeing on making his sign on bonus 15k if he would stop going to interviews lol. Dude signed on for the job and hasn't even graduated yet!
I apologize for the book here but this is something I'm very passionate about and as you can see by the salaries of my field it is hard not to be lol