What should I do after graduation? Confused MIS major
December 6, 2013 1:42 AM Subscribe
I'm graduating in the spring and have done well enough in my classes, but I don't feel like I really know how to *do* anything. Give me some direction?
posted by revi to Education (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I come from a blue collar background, and I have trouble visualizing what a tech (or management, for that matter) job "looks" like. I couldn't intern during college due to some extenuating circumstances, and I don't really have a handle on what recent MIS grads are supposed to be good for. (That said, my program has pretty good job placement numbers, so I don't think it's that the curriculum is super weak.) It's sort of like: I get that I'm supposed to wear heels and sit at a desk, but I don't really get why anyone would want me to.
It seems like a lot of my classmates are going into consulting, which doesn't seem right for me at all -- I mean, you just stand around in a suit and throw around a lot of meaningless sales buzzwords, right? (Nothing against people who are going that route.) I did like my web development class, but it was just one class, and so I feel kind of lost about what to do with that information. My parents are putting a lot of pressure on me to be the first person in the family to land a cushy office job; they offered to pay my undergrad rent as long as my major was something preprofessional.
What are my options like?