News: Career Mixer and recruiting in India

Seeking to expand the international reach of the MSIM program, the W. P. Carey School of Business goes to India next week to recruit students.

Seeking to expand the international reach of the MSIM program, the W. P. Carey School of Business goes to India next week to recruit students. On campus, the annual Career Mixer drew hundreds of students and company representatives eager to connect with each other. In the photo, United States Automobile Association assistant vice president for IT architecture Tom Buckingham chats with two of the firm’s interns: David Prochazka, a computer science major, and Rebeca Castorena, a CIS major graduating in December. Castorena secured her internship at the Career Mixer last fall, and will be joining USAA’s software development team in San Antonio in January.

MSIM recruits IT professionals in India

ASU welcomes international students because they expand the reach of the university and they contribute global business and cultural perspective in the classroom. Welcoming students from other countries also benefits the world by providing education to citizens of countries that do not have enough university seats to educate all of their qualified citizens. India is one country where the demand for quality higher education exceeds the domestic supply. So, next week W. P Carey travels to Hyderabad and Chennai to introduce the Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM) to technology professionals.

Most IT professionals in the U.S. have at some point worked with their counterparts abroad and vice versa, explained department Chairman Raghu Santanam.

Santanam-200“Given the global nature of issues related to enterprise systems and information technology, we believe the classroom experience can be greatly enhanced when students with professional experience from across the world interact intensively in the classroom,” he said. “As such, we are making an effort to recruit internationally and the emphasis is on enriching the classroom experience.”

Santanam and others from the W. P. Carey School will describe the MSIM curriculum and answer questions about the application process and the logistics of a graduate program at ASU. The information session in Hyderabad will be on Monday, October 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Vivanta by Taj – Begumpet. In Chennai, the session is on Thursday, October 15  from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Taj Coromandel.

If you have friends, relatives or business associates in India who would be interested in the MSIM, they may register for an information session here. More information about the MSIM is available online.

Hyderabad, home to approximately 7.75 million people, was chosen because it is a center for manufacturing, research and financial institutions. Economic zones dedicated to information technology have spurred companies from India and around the world to set up operations there. The area is known as India’s “Genome Valley” because of the concentration of pharmaceutical and biotech companies.

Chennai, with a metro population of 8.6 million, is the is the sixth-largest city and fourth-most populous metropolitan area in India. It is the biggest industrial and commercial center in southern India, and is known as the “Detroit of India” for its automobile industry.

Last week, B. Ravikumar, a professor of economics at the W. P. Carey School and vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, spoke on the Indian economy at the kickoff event of the Economic Club of Phoenix. Ravikumar said that the availability of high quality higher education in the country is limited, despite recent growth in the number of universities. Schools based in other countries, such as W. P. Carey, are well-positioned to serve students and young professionals, he said.

Read more about the career success of MSIM graduates here.

Fall Career Mixer

The Ventana Ballroom at the Memorial Union was a sea of business suits Monday as more than 300 students in programs offered by the Department of Information Systems met with 50 companies looking for talent. Students attending included 170 undergraduates majoring in Computer Information Systems or Business Data Analytics. Another 138 graduate students represented the Master of Science in Information Management, the Master of Science in Business Analytics and the W. P. Carey MBA. Companies sent more than 150 representatives to engage with the students, including CEOs, vice presidents,  senior technical managers, recruiters, alumni, senior analysts, senior auditors and others.

The Spring Career Mixer is scheduled for January 25, 2016. Contact for more information.