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Becoming a systems analysis


I have a degree in Business Information Systems and I am looking in to becoming a systems analysis. My question is where do you start? Which big firms should I look at to start as a trainee? Any information you can give me would be much appreciated.

Thank you.

Cheers, Richie

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I'll try to reply although your question is quite broad, depending on circumstances.

1. With your degree in Business Information Systems you could be of value to either a business that offers consulting services or to a corporation that also sells products.

2. For Consulting Services check out: Ernst & Young/Cap Gemini or Andersen Consulting, they've just changed their name to Accenture. Their respective Web sites may contain data on entry-level training positions. Also, do a Web search using the key word "Consulting." You'll get thousands of hits.

3. For product companies, check:

* Computer Associates


* Microsoft

* Veritas

Check their job pages for postings.

4. And finally, the school from which you received your degree may have a Placement Office that may be of potential assistance.

Good luck to you and know that economic times are a little more challenging right now so be persistent.

This was first published in June 2001

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