The CS Job Fair is offered each year the Monday evening of the Corporate Partners meeting in mid-September. Corporate participation in the event is limited to members of the department's Corporate Partners Program. The fair is only open to CS students and Corporate Partners. Participating companies are invited to interview select students the following day in a limited number of rooms set aside for that purpose.
CS students are also encouraged to participate in the Industrial Roundtable (a mid-September fair attracting mostly engineering students). The Intern Expo (a mid-February fair for students of all majors) is an opportunity for students still looking for employment.
Companies who wish to promote employment opportunities for CS students may send their posting, including criteria and contact person to Patricia Morgan at email@example.com. Email is sent to CS majors every Wednesday with a listing of employment opportunities. Employers are also encouraged to contact the Purdue Center for Career Opportunities. Instructions for posting jobs are available on the center's website at http://www.cco.purdue.edu/.
Interviewing CS Students
The Purdue Center for Career Opportunities is the main point of contact for interviewing all Purdue students (including CS), undergraduate and graduate, for internships as well as permanent positions. If interview rooms at the career center are full, the CS Department will try to assist members of the Corporate Parters Program. Assistance may include help promoting and setting up interviews, offering space within the CS building to meet students, and arranging and promoting information sessions. These services are made available to members of the department's Corporate Partners Program as space and resources are available.
Members of the Corporate Partners Program have the opportunity to present in CS 391 Junior Resource Seminar. Speaking opportunities in other classes are sometimes available. Course descriptions of all CS classes are available at http://www.cs.purdue.edu/academic_programs/courses/.
Senior Design Projects
Corporate Partners are welcome to participate in Computer Science Senior Projects. Projects are required for the Software Engineering Track and are an elective for five other tracks: Computational Science and Engineering, Computer Graphics and Visualization, Database and Information Systems, Foundations of Computer Science, and Systems Programming. Projects may be suggested by students based on their interests, suggested by faculty based on their research, and suggested and sponsored by Corporate Partners. Companies interested in sponsoring a project are invited to contact Dr. Buster Dunsmore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The active student organizations within the CS department include: Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) – student chapter, Computer Science Women’s Network (CSWN) - an organization promoting the interests of women CS students, Graduate Student Board (GSB) - a graduate student advisory council, and the Undergraduate Student Board (USB) - an undergraduate student advisory council. ACM and CSWN will often host corporate representatives for technical presentations. Corporate sponsorship of social events and activities is invited. More information about the organizations is available through the CS website at http://www.cs.purdue.edu/people/student_organizations.sxhtml.
The CS Department sponsors a number of events that offer opportunities for corporate involvement. An important example is the Annual Spring Awards Banquet. At the 2013 banquet, over $65,000 in awards (ranging from $500 to $5,000) was distributed to over 45 undergraduate and graduate CS students. Other events inviting corporate support/involvement include recruiting events and outreach activities, including summer camps for middle-school students and workshops for teachers.
Last Updated: May 14, 2013 01:18PM