Become a Member

As a member, you are presented with a lot of great opportunities to get involved and meet fellow members in MISSO.  MISSO is a student organization that values its members and we do everything to help you along the way.  From company presentations to social events, MISSO provides you with all the networking resources you need.

Joining MISSO is a great way to build yourself as an IT professional. Not only will you be surrounded by a network of peers and employers in the field, but you will have opportunities to improve both your technical prowess through our many workshop offerings, as well as improve the community around you during our community service events. So join MISSO today!

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As a member, you will receive:

Employer Exposure – Our weekly meetings give MISSO members an opportunity to learn from and mingle with Houston’s top employers.

Professional Interaction – Learn what it takes to make it in various fields from experienced professionals. Interviewing tips and industry experience are resources you can count on.

The MISSO Resume Catalog – Each semester we compile our members’ resumes onto one easy to reference CD. It gets your resume into the hands of hiring managers that make the final decision.

Peer Networking – MISSO provides a great atmosphere to make new friends in the same field that you can grow with professionally. You also have the opportunity to develop lasting relationships with professors.

Workshops – MISSO Workshops can give you the opportunity to learn about emerging technology or a chance to brush up before the next big exam (JAVA, SQL, VBScript, JavaScript, XML, ASP).

A Higher Salary – MISSO members on average make more than regular MIS graduates, and significantly more than other undergraduate majors offered through Bauer.

T-Shirt – Get the latest MISSO shirt each semester.

…and much more!!!

The popularity of the MISSO Career Mixer has been growing among employers. In the Spring 2013 semester, our Corporate Relations Officer was able to get 35 different companies in many industries to meet our great members. As a member, you are able to attend this catered professional event for free. It is a great networking opportunity and multiple members have been able to land jobs at the career mixer by bringing resumes and meeting professionals in the industry. This is a private event only offered to MISSO members.
The Management Information Systems Student Organization has a history of producing top-notch college graduates with great work-ethics. Employers around the country are aware of the level of quality that comes from our members. Many employers visit our website and request Resume CD’s because it is a great opportunity for them to seek candidates. At the beginning of every semester, our Vice President requests resumes from our great members and compiles them onto a CD that is distributed to employers at Career Fair as well as general meetings. One of the greatest benefits of this Resume CD is not only another way to get your name to employers, but also to get some feedback on your resume from our Vice President regarding your resume.
One of the greatest pieces of being a member of MISSO is being able to attend our weekly professional meetings. With at least 15 professional meetings a semester, members are able to meet employers, learn about different industries and develop professionally. Attendance at professional meetings is not mandatory, however it is a great opportunity for our members to develop professionally while putting themselves in the best position possible to get the job they want!