The IS Job Index summarizes IS placement, demographics, type of jobs, search, acceptance, geographical patterns, and knowledge level of more than 2100 information systems (IS), management information systems (MIS), and computer information systems (CIS) recent graduates from 58 universities across the United States. The IS Job Index is the only systematic longitudinal national assessment of the IS job market.
34 schools participated in 2017 following the tradition from 2015 and 2013 including: Arizona State, Baruch College, Boston College, Carnegie Mellon, Clemson, Florida International, Georgia State, Iowa State, Oklahoma State, San Jose State, University of Alabama, University of Arizona, University of Arkansas, University of Colorado-Denver, University of Connecticut, University of Dayton, University of Georgia, University of Memphis, University of Minnesota, University of Nebraska, University of Oklahoma, University of Texas, Austin, University of Texas, Dallas, Temple and others.
How to participate and benefits
Participation is open to 4 year U.S universities that offer an information systems major. To request participation, please send an email to Michelle Purnama at firstname.lastname@example.org.. There is a $495 fee (same as 2013) collected and managed by the Association for Information Systems (AIS). Benefits include:
- Participation and featured as one of the participating schools on the website and print report with school logo
- Custom excel file of your school’s raw data so you can compare against the national numbers
- $200 is returned as $10 amazon gift cards to the first 20 students from your school
- Three copies of the full-color national print report
- (optional) Custom branded postcard or poster to promote your program
The reason for the modest fee, even though there is financial support from Temple University’s Institute for Business and Information Technology is because the project is very labor intensive including data collection, tabulation, analysis, custom reports for each school, professional design, printing and mailing. The Association for Information Systems (AIS) formally supports the project but only covers the cost of printing and mailing. The labor is covered by Temple’s IBIT corporate sponsors. 100% of your funds which will be managed by AIS will go toward the student prizes and professional design services. The fee allows us to make the full report available on this site for free and to produce the print report for wide distribution.
Global IS Job Index
The long term plan is to publish a global IS Job Index. However, accomplishing this goal will require regional customization. If you are interested in helping expand the IS Job Index globally and can bring resources to the project, please contact Munir Mandviwalla at email@example.com.