Can anybody in the know give me their advice on what I should get myself into?
Am just about finished my Bch of IT (Hons) majoring in Info Systems. Just have to finish of my honours project then I'm done, so should be a complete within a few weeks. Am in Canada working at a research centre at the moment, will be back in Wellington early Septermber. I also have worked at DSE for a couple of years and then Metservice in their IT department for about 17 months before coming here.
My degree has largely been focused around Info Systems management in the last couple of years, but have done Java, VB.Net, SQL and a very small amount of C++. I am more interested in Project Management and Strategic IT Management than development though. In my job at the Metservice I was initially just the PC-guy, doing upgrades/software/training/AD mgmt etc but eventually become involved in a lot of networks and infrastructure things like the VPNs, network gear, VoIP system and devices. Also became involved in some project management work and infrastructure analysis type work towards the end before I left to come here. While here I have been working on IT Outsourcing research and analysis and have a good background of Outsourcing concepts and ideas.
So I kinda want to get myself into the kind of job where I look at what the business wants to do and where it wants to go, and translate that into strategy, goals, and projects to get them there in terms of organisational structure, business architecture, and their translation into IT strategy and architecture.
I figure all the big companies would have roles that would involve a lot of this. I am thinking of applying to the likes of IBM, Telecom, HP etc but would quite like to be a part of a smaller company where I can be a part of real change and where the effects of that change have a real impact.
So... if anyone has some good reccomendations of avenues for me to try I am all ears...