TAMIU Students Win First Prize in IT Competition

TAMIU Information Systems Students
Win First Place in International IS Video Contest

A group of Texas A&M International University Information Systems students and former students recently won first place in an international competition that promotes the field of information technology.

David Santos, Juan Reyes, Manuel Castañeda
TAMIU Students Tops
Texas A&M International University information systems students David Santos, Juan Reyes, and Manuel Castañeda ( left to right), recently won First Place in an international video-making contest
that promotes the field of information systems. The contest drew 12 participating international
student groups.

Juan Reyes and Manuel Castañeda, both TAMIU master of information systems students at TAMIU’s A.R. Sanchez Jr. School of Business, and David Santos, a TAMIU business graduate, won first place in an Association for Information Systems’ (AIS) video-making student contest that drew a total of 12 participating groups internationally.

Dr. Timothy Goles, TAMIU assistant professor of management, encouraged the students to enter the contest.

The students’ four-minute video promotes the importance of the information systems career. Through the use of humor and research, it gives viewers a glimpse of a day in the life of an information systems professional.

In the video, which is also on YouTube, under the tagline of “Career Enhancement,” the students state that according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the information systems field is expected to grow by 29 percent by the year 2016 because companies are constantly adopting the use of emerging technologies. Also those with experience in the field can expect to make as much as $101,000 per year, the video states.

“It was a surprise,” said Reyes of winning first place, “We learned more about the information systems field from working on the video.”

All three students said they decided to study information systems because they have always enjoyed working on computers.

“This field is constantly changing and we have to be well-informed and see how well new technology is going to benefit the company or organization we are going to be working for,” Castañeda said.

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