Despite the presence of information technology (IT) in our consumer and professional lives, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the increasing need for qualified IT workers to meet organizational demands for technology infrastructure and services, many Information Systems (IS) programs and departments struggle to attract and retain students. In this panel, we will examine solutions to this major problem through the lens of engaging students via clubs and chapters. We will discuss a) how student clubs can attract students to IS majors, b) how these organizations can support the professional development of their members, and c) how student groups can serve as a bridge between current students and alumni. Based on the experiences of the panelists, we propose that IS student clubs and chapters can be powerful allies to IS departments and faculty in helping to maintain or increase the vitality and footprint of IS programs in business schools.
Barsi Lopes, Alexandre; Erskine, Michael A.; Klein, Rich; Meservy, Tom; Sclarow, Steve; and Simpson, Gladys, "Engaging IS Students Through Student Clubs and Chapters" (2022). AMCIS 2022 TREOs. 18.