System Analyst. University Of Connecticut Career Services.
The University of Connecticut
Career Service Program describes what a Computer System Analyst job description.
It is very beneficial for those that are interested in System Analysis.
It describes the description of the job, and educational requirements.
It continues to go on and discuss the skills necessary to become a successful
System Analyst. According to them, to be a successful System Analyst
you have to have good communication and analytical skills, be creative,
and persistent. They continue to mention where system analysts work,
what they do, and the average earnings for system analysts. The most
important part of the article is the job outlook section. They mention
that a high demand for information systems personnel is expected for the
next five to ten years, and systems analysts will be among the top twenty
fastest growing occupations. The goal of the article is to inform
students seeking to enter the computer industry what they are really getting
into. It tells you everything you need to know about being a system
analyst. It is very descriptive, so that you will be able to make
the right choice in deciding your future. They accomplish these goals,
because as a student seeking to enter the computer industry it helps me
decide if I really want to do it.
2. Dillon, Hall.
“Financial analysts and personal financial.” Occupational Outlook
Quarterly. 44.2 (June 2000): 25-26
Hall Dillon’s article
“Financial Analysts and personal financial advisors” provides information
for students that are interested in Finance. His article discusses
what a financial analyst and personal financial advisor does. He
also mentions that if you want to enter the field of Finance, now is the
time. He goes into detail about the nature of the work by describing
everything you would do as a financial analyst. He emphasizes the
most on the job outlook by saying “Employment of financial analysts and
personal financial advisors is expected to grow rapidly.” The rest
of the article provides information on the benefits and drawbacks, which
is very beneficial for finance students so that they will know what to
expect before they enter the business industry. He continues to talk
about the qualification, training, and verification needed to have for
financial analyst and personal financial advisors. The writer accomplishes
all of his goals because he wanted to inform college students, like me,
what financial analysts daily tasks are, and help students that are interested
in finance realize that it is fun and has it benefits. His article
helped me assure myself that I wanted to go into the field of Finance.
I would recommend this article for students that are in the field of finance
because it is very helpful in deciding if you really want to do this.
UNCW Career Services. October 2001.
In October 2001, the
Career Services Program at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington
released an article that details every possible career choice for finance
major. It mentions the related career title for Finance majors.
It also has links to job listing to help you find a part-time, internship,
or co-op job. It also has information on Career Planning. The
article is very beneficial because it helps you look for a job to gain
experience in the field of finance. It also tells you exactly what
profession you can go into if you get a degree in finance. It also
has the skills needed to be successful in any business field. The
University of North Carolina at Wilmington accomplished all of its goals
it was setting out to accomplish by providing this information to future
business majors. The one aspect that helped me the most is the Financial
Analyst section. It shows me how to approach the profession, what
skills to have, and most important, what to expect about the profession.
It also has links to employers so you can go directly to their website
if you interested in employment at the company or want to know more about
4. Investment Banking:
Overview. Careers-in-Business, LLC.
This website has been
the best source to find information on a career in finance. It mentions
all the aspects of Investment Banking. It mentions the Skills &
Talents, Job Options, and Salaries of Investment Banking. I would
recommend the website to any interested in any aspect of Finance.
The company that created this website accomplished all the goals because
the whole website is dedicated to careers in finance. The best part
of the website is the “Life as an Analyst” and “Life as an Associate Section,”
because it goes through exactly what you day will be like from morning
to night. It also has links to the top firms in the business industry
and the job market outlook for future investment bankers. The most
important fact that the website mention is be ready to work about 50-120hrs/week.
That is what most college students do not expect going into the investment
banking profession. The website also gives you information on when
to send your resume to firms, and what to do to get a job.
This was the best source I found on investment banking. It really
helped me research investment banking. It made it so easy for me
to find information.
5. Kaul, Amit.
Investment Banking. Securities Data Corp. and Fortune. 11 Dec.
Kaul’s website dedicated
to Investment Banking is very detailed. He mentions the skill requirements
needed, and what typed of jobs is available. The most beneficial
part of the website is the Interview Section which shows you how to prepare
for an interview and has sample interviews with Bankers. There is
a great amount of information on his website. He basically gets down
to the basics of Investment Banking. It is a future investment bankers
dream. He has a section called Facts & Trends which helps you
prepare to get a job and what to do once you get one. Kaul also mentions
that if you want to move up the corporate ladder you have to continue your
education. He recommends that after two to three years of experience
go and get you MBA degree because after you MBA degree you are most definitely
going to see an increase in salary and benefits. He accomplishes
all the goals that he set out to accomplish. He makes sure that you
are well prepared for the profession. I am grateful that he took
his time to develop this site to help students like me that are interested
in investment banking and do not know what to expect. It really gives
us an idea to see if we really want to do it.
6. Labor Market
Information: Computer System Analysts. California Employment Development
< http://www.calmis.cahwnet.gov/ file/occguide /COMPUSYS.HTM>.
The Employment Development
Department for the State of California’s article about Computer Systems
Analysts is very helpful in making the right career decisions. The
article is about being a computer system analyst. It goes thought
what your job responsibilities would be, the working condition, employment
outlook, training, advancement, and finding a job. It also lists
addition sources of information if you want to know more about being a
systems analyst. This article is perfect for those interested in
computers but do not know quite what to go into. It explains everything
needed to make the right career decision. It weighs the pros and
cons of being a systems analyst. The main concentration of this article
is the job responsibilities. It goes into intricate detail to what
firms expect you to do on a daily basis. They mention that employers
are looking for people that have the ability to concentrate and pay close
attention to detail. The Department also mentions that Systems Analysts
who show leadership ability also can advance to jobs as managers of systems
analysis or data processing departments. This is very useful for
future system analyst because it tells them what they have to do in order
to move up the “business ladder.”
David. “Systems Analysis Needs Wide View.” Supermarket News.
4 Feb. 1991.
“System Analysis Needs Wide View,” provides information about the job description
of Systems Analyst. The four main job responsibilities are Development
of information system strategy, System development, Construction of system
architecture, and System operation. He does not go into great detail
about the four main job responsibilities; rather, he talks about how analysts
are getting more responsibilities because of the high pay they receive.
He mentions to be prepared for more responsibilities and the best way to
prepare is to continuing education after undergraduate studies. Continuous
education will keep you up-to-date on the latest technology trends, etc.
According to Merrefield’s, post-undergraduate studies is the best way to
advance in the information systems field. His article concentrates
mostly on the education requirement for analysts. He mentions that
you have to have a good business management background because you have
to know how a business runs and the factors that affect the business.
Merrefield’s accomplishes all the goals that he set to establish in the
article. It helped learn that I have to continue my education after
undergraduate studies and have a good business management background. After
reading this article future analysts will know what to expect when they
start working for a company right out of college.
8. Schafer, Maria.
“IT worker shortage reaches critical levels: information technology.”
Electric Light & Power 7 September 1999: 26-27.
Schafer’s article “IT
worker shortage reaches critical levels: information technology,”
discusses the demand
for information technology workers are at an all-time high.
She mentions that in 1997 the IT industry had a demand for one million
IT workers, but only 25,000 graduates in 1997 got a degree in information
systems. She mentions that if you are interested in information systems
you should seriously consider it. Companies are paying top dollar
for IT workers because of the shortage and now is the time to take advantage
of that opportunity. If you graduate from college with an Information
Systems degree you are guaranteed a job with a high pay and plenty of benefits.
She stresses that Information Systems is the future of the computer industry
and that it is the only profession that is paying high for graduates out
of college. The article is very helpful because it helps you realize
that there is a demand for IT workers, and the job outlook is very good.
She accomplishes all the goals that she set out to establish with this
article. Schafer’s article it very helpful in making the right career
9. Stevens, Robert.
“Education of a systems analyst.” Journal of Systems Management.
40.9 (Sept. 1989): 42-43.
Steven’s article “Education
of a systems analyst” provides intricate details about the education of
a systems analyst. He emphasizes how important education is and how
continuing education will just further you career. It is a very useful
article because it helps people understand that education is the foundation
of the profession. He also emphasizes using the education you learn
in the classroom into getting a part-time or internship job to gain experience.
According to Steven’s, without experience it will be hard to get a job
out of college, because employers are looking for students that have some
type of experience. Getting an internship or part-time job will greater
your chances for standing out in a field that is very competitive.
He talks about the experience he has when he was in college trying to get
a job after graduation. He talks about the question that employers
were asking him, for example, “Do you plan on continuing your education
to get a higher degree?” and “What did you learn from you internship?”
Those are the two main focuses of the article: education and experience.
He continuously throughout the article refers to and emphasizes them.
This article is very valuable for those seeking employment as a systems
Harry. “Continuing education - An Investment For Your Future: Systems
Analysts.” Journal of Systems Management. 44. 11 (Nov. 1993):
Waldron’s article “Continuing
education - An Investment for Your Future: Systems Analysts,” provides
information about being educated in the system analysis field. He
says that continuing education is essential to maintain competitive systems
analysis and information technology job skills. By the year 2000, 75 percent
of employees will require retraining to keep up with accelerating technological
change. Yet, according to him, many information systems (IS) professionals
fail to pursue continuing education because they are overworked or assume
that company-provided training will be enough. IS staff needs to go beyond
current job skills and become proficient in object-oriented programming,
networks and other cutting-edge technology. A number of resources exist
to further continuing education. These include trade journals, professional
associations, self-study classes and vendor presentations and courses.
He continues to talk about what companies can do to make their analysts
more educated my demanding them to take continues their education by obtaining
a masters degree, etc. Waldron accomplishes all the goals that he
set to establish when writing this article. This article helped me
understand that companies want you to continue your education after graduating
for undergraduate college. Also, for you to advance in the company you’re
going to have a better degree thus making your go back and getting a higher