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:

Airbnb
Amazon
Apple
Autodesk
BCG
CapitalOne
Facebook
Google
NASA
PWC
Twilio
Workday

Recent jobs include:

Data Analyst
Data Science Manager
Data Scientist
Policy Analyst
Product Manager
Sales Engineer
Software Engineer
Technology Consultant
UX Designer
UX Researcher

Career Reports

MIMS Career Report (2016)

MIMS Internship Report (2016)

MIDS Career Report

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“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

Class Profiles

MIMS Program

  • 100 students
  • 5 years of work experience (mean)
  • 48% female; 52% male

MIDS Program

  • 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.

Last updated:

June 29, 2018