Abstract: This study involves an analysis of a cohort of student’s during their pursuit of a Bachelor of Science degree in information systems technologies (IST) at a Midwestern university. Demographics and analysis of this cohort include basic demographic information, student home-life and personal responsibilities, employment and work experience, and their academic experience while attending a 4-year public institution. Fifty-three students in an information systems technologies (IST) program provided responses and perceptions to this survey. Over three quarters (> 75%) of the respondents identified that they were working during their degree with a high percentage on non-traditional students identified in this study. Program content and preparation for employment in the Information Technology (IT) field/profession were assessed. Findings and conclusions of the perceptions of this cohort’s responses to the survey are provided.
Keywords: information technology (IT), IT experience, IT/IS undergraduate students, workforce development
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Recommended Citation: Legier, J., Soares, A. (2014). IT educational experience and workforce development for Information Systems and Technology students. Information Systems Education Journal, 12(6) pp 71-82. http://isedj.org/2014-12/ ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2013)