Elise is pursuing a BS in Management Science, a MS in Systems Engineering, and a Minor in Business Administration. Elise is on the Centennial University Committee, the president of Program Council and APES. She also is involved in Greek life, performs harp, and directs a 4-5 year old choir.
The EMIS department here at SMU works on several areas of research including decision systems engineering, telecommunications software, and information engineering. The unifying theme of these efforts is to apply engineering principles and techniques to enhance organizational performance. Click here to learn more about the department's research.
I personally was drawn to EMIS because I knew efficiency and process improvement was how my brain works! The thought processes associated with management science and systems engineering have always come very naturally to me, and I was excited to find that I could pursue this interest as a career.
I like the intersection of engineering and business that the management science and systems engineering degrees offer. This opens up many opportunities in many different industries and types of companies.
This summer, for example, I had the opportunity to have an internship at Sendero Business Services, a Dallas-based consulting company specializing in technology strategy, business strategy, and human performance. I am currently helping to design and implement an intranet site for an oil and gas client that recently went public—needless to say, they have many systems that need to be implemented internally to help the company run effectively, and the Lyle School of engineering has helped prepared me for this position.
I am also taking full advantage of the 4+1 program we have here at SMU. This allows me to work towards my masters degree in Systems Engineering in the EMIS department while also working on my bachelors degree in Management Science. I would highly suggest you check it out whether you are interested in pursuing a degree in EMIS or not. Whether or not you are CEE, CSE, EE, EMIS, or ME, you can save yourself a year in graduate school by taking up to three graduate courses as an undergrad. To learn more about this program be sure to check out this link.
If you want to learn more about the EMIS department here at SMU, I would highly suggest you check out there site by clicking here.