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What MIS Honors Alumni say about their experience:

"The MIS Honors Program highlighted my academic career at San Jose State.  The benefit of practicing in a real world setting maximizes impact and retention of theory, while exposing “unteachable” moments, thus making them teachable.  In addition to the real world skills learned from this program, not enough can be said of the expansion of your personal network through exclusive opportunities.  Becoming involved and a citizen of this elite community will build life-long friendships and advantages that will assist you in all aspects of your life.  The MIS Honors Program provides the opportunity to differentiate yourself, prepare you, and connect you with others in your career.?

Keith Gapol
MIS Honors Student - AY2012/2013
Catholic Charities
Web-based Knowledge System



"The MIS Honor Program was hands down the most valuable experience I had at SJSU. Like most graduates I can attest to the "real-world" work experience. Professor Sawyer taught us valuable workplace skills; the importance of clear and concise language, constant communication, and how to structure a project in order to aid in it's success. The MIS Honors program is set apart from other classes.  You get to work with other motivated students and real world sponsors. You are providing significant value for your project sponsors, by practicing all the theory you learnt from other classes."

Klarence OuYang
MIS Honors Student - AY2012/2013
CIO Scholarship Fund (CRM Implementation)
IT Analyst, Cisco Systems



"Without a second thought, I would say that the MIS Honors Practicum was the highlight of my entire SJSU experience. We created a mobile application for internal use at the Tech Museum for our project. I am working with my family's business, but I have heard time and time again how important the Honors project was for fellow alumni in landing their first job."

Jimmy Sigona
MIS Honors Student -AY 2011/2012
The Tech Museum (IT Ops. Dashboard)
Director, Sigona's Fruit For Thought



What Business Sponsors say about their experience:
 

"The SJSU Honors program has provided IHS/ESP with a highly effective means of extending our product development into new areas.  The skill, dedication, enthusiasm, and professionalism these honors students have brought into our company have impressed us all."

David Cain, 
Product Manager, IHS/ESP



"Great experience! Great work product!"

"The students showed great professionalism, worked well as a team, showed great initiative, and intuitiveness to ask questions that lead to a greater work project. These students were able to take thoughts and ideas and develop a workable solution with minimal direction."

James C. Powell, 
Product Regulatory Affairs Program Manager
Agilent Technologies



"Working with the SJSU Honors Students on a collaborative project was a delightful process.  We were amazed at the talents that these good young people brought to the project and their ability to learn new techniques and skills to accomplish the tasks.  The result of their efforts is an urban forestry website that we are very proud of, and is a project that, if contracted out, would have likely been far more expensive and difficult to achieve the high level of quality that these students accomplished."

Ralph L. Mize
City Arborist
City of San Jose

Dr. Jeanne Sawyer's MIS Honors Team receives a commendation from Mayor Chuck Reed and San José City Council for their website.

Commendation