Why Hire I School Students & Alumni
The School of Information’s rigorous multi-disciplinary education provides students with a holistic perspective on information and technology challenges. Our students are able to not only solve problems, but also define the problems that need to be solved.
Our program features small class sizes and project-based learning, which uniquely prepare students to develop real world technology solutions and to excel as leaders in their fields, whether at a scaling start-up or global organization.
Graduates have expertise in skills as diverse as: data analysis and modeling, machine learning, product management, data visualization, user experience research, user interface design, policy and legal research, cybersecurity, software development, business strategy, information organization and retrieval, and entrepreneurship.
Recent employers include:
Recent jobs include:
Data Science Manager
“In my time at the I School, I have worked and debated with engineers, designers, philosophers, and policy and nonprofit advocates, all of whom shared their own perspectives to give me a fuller picture of how society must responsibly use information.”
—Carlos Miguel Lasa (MIMS ’16)
Technical Program Manager, Twitter
- 100 students
- 5 years of work experience (mean)
- 48% female; 52% male
- 578 students
- 7 years of work experience (mean)
- 27% female; 73% male
Non-Profit Internships for MIMS
The School of Information offers a non-profit internship grant to MIMS students serving in a summer internship with a non-profit organization or government agency, to supplement their internship salary. A small number of grants in amounts up to $8,000 will be available.
The grant application deadline for students is usually in mid-April, so employers are encouraged to recruit students before that deadline.