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11 Hot Job Skills for 2011

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This is one of those top things lists that get published each year in the Computerworld magazine. While not be treated as a gospel truth, the list does give some indication as to where the market is heading and students can match their interests with skills to better align themselves to the job market. Needless to say in the MIS discipline one needs to be ready to engage in a lifetime of continuous learning. Here are the top skills (you can read more details at http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/351231/11_hot_skills_for_2011):
  1. Programming and application development
  2. Project Management
  3. Help Desk/Technical Support
  4. Networking
  5. Security
  6. Data Center
  7. Web 2.0
  8. Telecommunications
  9. Business Intelligence
  10. Collaboration Architecture
  11. Business Acumen and Communication Skills
Please note that the MIS curriculum typically imparts you with skills in at least 4 to 5 of these areas. So, try to take as many programming classes as possible.

Visit Career Centers Across the Nation and Beyond

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As you approach graduation, or get ready for seeking an internship, it is a good idea to visit the Career Center of your University, and explore the help that is available to you. IUP's Career Development Center is situated in Pratt Hall. Their website URL is www.iup.edu/career.

Now, suppose, you are looking for an internship in New York City. You should also make an online visit to the career centers of all the universities situated in New York City. In this regard, the website of National Association of Colleges and Employers is very helpful. For this, you go to their website  www.jobweb.com. Click on Students, Career & Job Search Information, and Career Center Websites. Here, you will find the URLs of Career Centers of all the universities throughout the United States, Australia, Canada, UK and Europe. Of course, you will also find the listing of all of the universities in New York City.

Good luck in job hunting and internship endeavors!