New Student Resources

Welcome to our newest students!  And congratulations to those of you who have decided to apply for our school's Master of Library and Information Science or Master of Archives and Records Administration program!

As you wait to hear back from the university regarding an admission decision, or as you wait for classes to start, we encourage you to learn more about the opportunities available to you as an MLIS or MARA student at the SJSU information school, and how to get started on your journey.

  • iStudent blog — get updates and answers to your questions, and interact with a current MLIS graduate student
  • iSchool Facebook page — get the latest news about our school and interact with students, faculty, and alumni
  • Career pathways — read about the various career pathways our students pursue and the courses you might want to consider taking
  • Course descriptions — read about the myriad courses available to our master's students
  • Career development — learn how to choose the career pathway that is right for you and start learning about career exploration strategies
  • Community profiles — read stories about current students and alumni

The following web pages will be useful for all admitted students, although students who are waiting to hear about an admission decision may also find these resources beneficial:

  • New student checklist — a helpful list of reminders about steps to take to prepare for your first semester in our fully online program
  • Associate Director welcome — listen to a recorded welcome presentation from our school's associate director, which includes important tips for newly admitted students (approximately 18 minutes long)
  • Course syllabi — get detailed information about each course offered at our school, making it easier for you to choose the courses that are the best fit for your career goals
  • Scholarships — find information about scholarship opportunities
  • Advising Toolkit and Advising Overview - learn about graduate student advising at the iSchool, read about our faculty advisors and tools for developing your focused plan
  • iSchool Advising and Administration Portal on Canvas -- Log in to your Canvas account, and explore course planning modules, detailed FAQs on specific classes & administrative procedures, network with student groups and more. The Advising portal is available from Courses in the Canvas Dashboard shortly after students have registered for their first classes on MySJSU.
  • Other website resources — view a list of other resources available on our school's website

If you have any questions, we invite you to contact our school's Student Services Team.