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Early Career

Recent college graduates leverage their educational and practical skills to launch into a lifelong career in technology leadership. View the profiles of our alumni who joined the MSIS program with less than four years of work experience below.

Kimberley Campbell

Business Analyst II, Amazon Alexa
MSIS Class of 2018

Kimberley Campbell smiling and looking into the camera“I pursued the MSIS program because I loved all the Information Systems classes I took during my undergraduate degree and knew the master’s program would be an extension of those classes. The master’s degree allowed me the opportunity to dive deeper into the subjects I love. MSIS helped me land the big interviews and prep me for my next career goals to land a job with a tech company. I had the opportunity to test out my interview skills in mock interviews, learn skills for the technical interviews, and then head to the real ones fully prepared.”

Monique Smith

Program Manager II, Microsoft
MSIS Class of 2018

Monique Smith smiling and looking into the camera“MSIS opened the doors to connect me with mentors in my field, introduce me to career opportunities, and teach me about all the ways that technology and business impact each other. MSIS also helped introduce me to an executive at Microsoft who was looking to hire someone with a background like mine. After graduation I started as a Program Manager at Microsoft. As I think about how engineering efforts I propose will impact the business, I constantly reflect on the range of topics we covered in MSIS.”

Priyaranjan Pattnayak

Principal Data Scientist, Oracle Cloud
MSIS Class of 2018

Priyaranjan Pattnayak smiling and looking into the camera“MSIS gave me a great platform to showcase my skills and interests and at the same time gave me the exposure necessary to explore growing trends in the tech industry. The degree boosted my career, gave me the required credibility in the field of data analytics and I ended up in the exact role and level where I wanted to be. It would not have been possible without MSIS, my team, and the professors.”

Bunmi Sofowora

Senior ANLS Data Scientist, Avanade
MSIS Class of 2019

Bunmi Sofowora smiling and looking into the camera“The MSIS program has greatly influenced my career trajectory, because of all the connections I have made both with my fellow alumni and the professors. The courses have prepared me very well for a data science role. The professors have firsthand knowledge coming from similar roles, and they try to replicate projects and examples for our understanding. Transitioning from a student into a data science role was seamless because the algorithms and the tools that my team was using were very similar to what was taught in class.

Afiya Nusrat

Product Manager, Axon
MSIS Class of 2019

Afiya Nusrat smiling and looking into the camera“I joined the MSIS program with the intention of pivoting my career from software engineering to product management. The wide variety of courses spanning across business and technology helped provide the perfect boost to my profile. We were also given plenty of opportunities to interact with business leaders through workshops and site visits which were extremely useful in bridging the gap between academia and industry.

Shruti Chandrasekhar

Business Intelligence Engineer, Amazon
MSIS Class of 2019

Shruti Chandrasekhar smiling and looking into the camera“Developing your network is as important as developing your technical skills. Never be shy to take advantage of the plethora of networking opportunities provided by the program. The value that the [Women in Tech Leadership Series] events bring is beyond what you can learn inside the classroom. I had the opportunity to represent MSIS at the Hopperx1 Seattle conference and Women in Tech Regatta. The exposure that I had through these conferences was immense. This unique platform gave me an opportunity to interact with some of the amazing women leaders in tech.”