Welcome CIS students. This page contains class related news and information. We wish you great success on the path toward graduation at Mansfield!
CIS can be a challenging major. However, if you work hard you can be successful. Good grades are important to many employers and therefore should be your top priority as well. Take advantage of instructor office hours, our free tutoring service, and the MU writing center. Ask for help and persevere until you really understand the material. Visit with your advisor on a regular basis and ask for advice on how you can best meet your goals.
Try the following tips as they can make a big difference in the grades you earn:
Obtaining CIS related work experience before you graduate can be very beneficial when you start looking for a job. Many of our students complete internships with local employers and across the country with large corporations. Students working through an internship can choose to earn up to 6 major-related elective credits plus an additional 6 free elective credits. Contact your advisor for more information on this important part of your education.
There are so many ways you can get involved. Start by joining the CS Club. Get on one of the CS Club student programming teams and prepare to compete at the PACISE conference. Work with a professor on a research project and present your findings at the PACISE, CCSCE, or CCSCNE conference. Volunteer your help and computer programming expertise to a not-for-profit organization or to a student club.