IST Job Resources
The IST program prepares graduates for careers helping individuals and organizations effectively use information resources and information technology. Graduates of the IST program will be immediately employable, particularly in firms that rely on the effective use of information in a interdisciplinary environment.
IST Job Links
IST students nearing graduation should consider a number of options for their future including employment and graduate school. Good job sites for information science majors may include general sites such as Monster.com or CareerBuilder.com, or more specific information technology sites such as Dice.com. Below is a list of job sites which might help IST job seekers.
- American Society of Information Science and Technology Careers
Technical services positions
General US job database
Non-profit jobs all over the United States
- Milwaukee Jobs.com / Jobs in Madison.com (sister sites)
General job sites for Southeastern Wisconsin
- Peace Corps
- State of Wisconsin Jobs
Public service positions in Wisconsin
IST students should also look at SOIS’ MLIS career website page for more job sites relating to the library and information science field. Onsite students might also benefit from talking with one of the SOIS advisors about the graduate program and life in graduate school.
MLIS Job Resources
The MLIS program not only prepares graduates for traditional librarian positions in public, academic and special libraries but also for careers in new and emerging information professions.
Before any job search, it’s important to be prepared. Utilize your network of mentors and colleagues, identify your goals, complete your resume, and practice your interview skills.
Before applying for any positions, students should consider consulting UWM’s Career Development Center for tips on resume building and cover-letter writing. For more library-focused guidance, please consult ALA’s Get a Job Toolkit. These tools will help get you on the right track toward a successful career. Below are some suggestions for job sites and career advice.
MLIS Job Links
For students looking to pursue a library-track position, there are a number of job sites to explore. Below is a list of career sites which students may find useful:
- ALA JobList
- American Research Libraries’ Career Page
- Library Job Positions
- Library Journal Jobs
- Networked Librarian’s Employment Resources Page
- Society of American Archivists’ Employment Bulletin
- 100+ Job Resources for Librarians
- Wisconsin Education Career Access Network
- Wisconsin.gov Job Seeker
- Wisconsin Library Association Community Forum
Because of the diverse nature of the field, there are fewer job-specific sites for careers in information science. Students looking for positions in information science are encouraged to be creative in their job search. A few sites that might prove helpful include: