Help Support WISC 2019!
WISC 2019 was a spectacular success, thanks in large part to help of our generous individual donors and corporate sponsors. Though the ITL team was able to execute WISC as planned, we were only able to reach 20% of our goal amount prior to the event date. Due to this, we still need to raise a substantial amount of funds in order to retroactively cover expenses. Therefore, we have decided to extend the fundraising project until Friday, May 3rd. If you are interested in helping us cover this year's costs, or in preparing for next year's event, please donate here.
A few photos from this year's event:
WISC is a single-evening event that provides Western students with an opportunity to network with faculty and professionals from business, IT and related fields. The event is structured to enable students to gain meaningful insights into navigating the exciting and ever-evolving tech industry. In addition to facilitating the development of professional networks, WISC also features a panel discussion that allows students to take a peek into the latest trends, innovations, job outlooks and areas of future growth in information systems and technology. The topic selected for this year’s panel is Big Data – including an exploration of business applications, analytics and security.
The WISC conference is co-hosted by current MIS students on the IT Leadership team and the Department of Decision Sciences. Last year's event was a huge success, with over 130 total students and professionals in attendance. This achievement would not have been possible without the generous donations of sponsors like you.
In order to make this year’s WISC a reality, ITL must raise funds to cover expenses including but not limited to catering, venue-booking, marketing, professional outreach and event materials (including name-tags, decorations, etc.). Your donation will help ITL cover these expenses and directly benefit Western students by ensuring WISC 2019 goes off without a hitch. We appreciate your contributions and look forward to delivering the largest, most impactful WISC yet!
Thank you! We hope to see you April 18th!
Register for WISC here
Who We Are
IT Leadership (ITL) is a nominated team of student leaders within the MIS concentration at Western's College of Business and Economics. Composed of six students recognized for distinguished academic performance and excellent leadership capabilities, ITL is tasked with facilitating professional development for the MIS program as well as serving as a resource for academic and professional opportunities for students interested in business and technology. The team plans several events aimed to prepare MIS majors to succeed in their future careers - the most important of which being WISC.
2018-2019 ITL students volunteering at the annual TAG conference in Bellingham, WA (starting top, left to right): Nick Moore, Madi Kirby, Mairead Brown, Kate Baker (faculty director), Gabe Nichols, Sabrina Djouahra. Not pictured: Amy Bromley
ITL Professional Development Series: How to Network, February 2019
ITL Professional Development Series: Recent Alumni Panel, March 2019
Volunteering at the GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math, Science) Fair, February 2019
IT Leadership is also involved in a number of events to promote the MIS field to the community, minority and underrepresented groups.
Volunteering at the 2016 Seattle GiveCamp - Microsoft Campus Redmond, WA