Student Interest Overview
ITRI holds numerous events throughout the year to advance the field of information technology and to attract the best and brightest in this industry.
Professionals from Arvest, Teradata, Walmart and more with titles such as business analyst, IT manager, database administrator, computer systems administrator and information security analyst will interact with students to demystify what a career in the field of IT is like. Interested in technology but you don't know what a degree in information systems relates to in the business world? Find out at the IT Showcase. Interact with at least six IT Showcase representatives and enter for a chance to win lunch with ITRI member company professionals. Completed card must be turned in 10/31/16. Winner notifications will be sent to the email address provided on the stamp card. Monday, October 31, 11:00-2:00 in WJWH Atrium.
As part of our mission to promote interest in the study of information technology , the ITRI funds and coordinates the Technology Awareness Program, TAP, in partnership with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Information Systems Department at the Sam M. Walton College of Business.
This program is designed to encourage women to seek out lucrative careers in the information technology industry. Currently women hold 57 percent of professional occupations in the the 2014 U.S. Workforce. However, women hold only 26 percent of professional computing occupations and only 6 percent are Chief Information Officers.
In coordination with the National Center for Women & Information Technology, NCWIT, the ITRI is the Arkansas and Northeastern Oklahoma affiliate for the Aspirations in Computer Award. This award recognizes outstanding female high school students for their achievements in the field of computing. Winners of the award are eligible to earn college scholarships and computing internships the the NCWIT network.
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