Operations Management and Information Systems Careers and Internships

Studying OM&IS prepares you to effectively address supply chain issues, implement data analytics and manage information technology. Our graduates work at a wide variety of organizations, including:

  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • CME Group
  • Hormel Foods
  • Motorola Mobility Inc.
  • Rush University Medical Center

There are many steps you can take before graduation to line up your ideal career, and we'll help you along the way.

Building Your Network

To learn more about possible positions and employers, speak with your professors and those working in the field. Other ways to expand your professional network include:

  • Joining a student organization.
  • Participating in Business Passport.
  • Attending OM&IS Meet the Firm Night to interact with companies that hire our graduates.
  • Volunteering your talents/skills. For example, if you're interested in web design, you could create a website for a company or organization.
  • Joining a professional organization, such as the NIU chapter of the Association for Operations Management or the Association of Information Technology Professionals.


Internships are one of the most effective ways to prepare for a career. They give you hands-on experience, enhance your resume and help you make connections in the field. It's also possible to get academic credit for an internship.

Companies recruiting NIU students for jobs and internships post openings on Huskies Get Hired. Register on the site and check it regularly for new leads.


You can also complete a micro-internship. These paid short-term projects take place over one to four weeks and require varying hours.

Potential Employers

For information on recruiting our students, contact department chair Chang Liu at cliu@niu.edu.

Contact Us

Department of Operations Management and Information Systems
Barsema Hall 328
740 Garden Road
DeKalb, IL 60115

NIU College of Business AACSB Accredited

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