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Student Experience

The MSIS program provides students with opportunities to connect with the larger information systems community in Seattle and beyond.

MSIS Leadership Series

Built into the curriculum, the MSIS Leadership Series is a capstone experience course for the program. Every quarter, the program invites two IT leaders to spend the day with MSIS students. They make a presentation on a current topic of interest, and then spend the rest of the day providing students with the opportunity to ask questions, learn more about IT careers, practical IT issues, and networking. Past leaders include:

  • Marc Ramos, Director of Web Production, Gap
  • Nikhil Sarnot, Director of Cybersecurity & Privacy, PWC
  • Jim Motz, Senior Vice President and CIO, Washington Federal

Foster and the UW community

MSIS students are encouraged to take advantage of the many opportunities available students at the Foster School of Business and UW.  Students are welcome to attend company visits and other events as organized by MSIS, the Foster Veterans Association, and the University of Washington. Additionally, MSIS students are eligible to participate in UW Alumni’s job shadow program Huskies@Work. Students are also welcome to join one of the many RSO’s on campus.


At the Foster School of Business, we embrace diversity as one of the foundations of both successful business strategy and a world-class educational experience. Visit our diversity page for a list of resources.

Eligible students are also encouraged to check out the Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP). As a unit of the UW Graduate School, GO-MAP is committed to serving the needs of students of color and students from other underrepresented groups, while simultaneously fostering an educational and social environment in which all students can learn and develop through experiences rich in cultural, ethnic, and racial diversity.

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