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Center for Career Development.

“I love working with students to help develop themselves, and after my master’s program, I knew I wanted to do career coaching full time. This is the perfect position for me, I love it here,” Abdul said.

In her role, Abdul provides a variety of services and support to students throughout their college experience to assist with job placement once they graduate. These include organizing and ensuring students are aware … Read more “Career Coach Bukky Abdul is Here to Help Undergraduate Students Find Career Success”


College of Communication and Information’s 44th Annual Research Symposium’s Research Poster Kaleidoscope contest. The research she presented in her poster stemmed from the practicum and undergraduate research assistantship work she has been doing with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture’s Extension programs.

Lerner has participated in three projects with UTIA that all have a focus on broadband internet in rural communities—hence the title of her poster, which aggregated research from all three … Read more “BSIS Student Makayla Lerner Wins CCI Poster Competition with Research on Rural Communities Adopting Broadband”


Tennessee Valley Coalition for the Homeless (TVCH), is handled by MSIS alum Savanna Sims (’20).

Sims started working at TVCH as a data specialist while she was finishing up the graduate program at SIS, and she’s since moved into the role of director of data management. The database she manages, the Homeless Information Management System (HIMS), houses data about people they work with throughout … Read more “Alum Savanna Sims Manages Data at an Org to Help People Who are Experiencing Homelessness”


Research Data Management Certificate (RDMC).

“At SIS, we tailor our programs to the workforce needs of employers and provide a relevant curriculum that benefits our students,” said SIS Professor and Director Abebe Rorissa. “The new Research Data Management Certificate and our existing certificate offerings in Health Informatics and Youth Informatics will create ample opportunities for students and practitioners to expand their skillsets.”

This certificate combines various courses offered by SIS into a comprehensive program that will showcase student’s ability to manage research data for a … Read more “SIS Launches Research Data Management Certificate Program”