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The Computer Science Department at the University of Arizona offers numerous chances to engage with both undergraduate and graduate students, spanning from on-campus gatherings to weekly newsletter releases. Job postings are hosted via Handshake, where students can explore available internships, part-time, and full-time positions. Employers can post positions for free on Handshake, ensuring next-day visibility on the web.

If you're keen on connecting with our students, please reach out to the Career Development Coordinator at vmartinez@cs.arizona.edu.

For those interested in supporting our career services, consider contributing to the UA CS General Fund using this link: https://give.uafoundation.org/results?id=5727058a-6177-463c-80f3-32226cdecd99

Registration is now open for the Spring 2024 Computer Science In-Person Career Fair 
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The Department of Computer Science hosts a CS career fair in the fall & spring semesters. This event is open to all current undergraduate/graduate students including pre-majors, majors, minors, and double degree / double majors.

The CS Career Fairs are completely free for employers to attend and registration for the fairs is managed through Handshake. If you are unable to register through Handshake, please email vmartinez@cs.arizona.edu for separate registration information.

  • Spring Career Fairs - January / February
  • Fall Career Fairs - August / September

 

 

 

 

  • Information Sessions - share information regarding internship / part-time/full-time opportunities that are currently available (Virtual & In-Person).
  • Tech Talks - host a workshop to teach students a new skill or technology (Virtual & In-Person).
  • Mock Interviews - schedule mock interviews with students to prepare them for upcoming interview experiences (Virtual and in-person).
  • Resume Reviews - schedule resume review sessions with students to provide industry feedback regarding technical resumes (Virtual and in-person).

Please email vmartinez@cs.arizona.edu if you are interested in scheduling an event listed. Additionally, if you are interested in hosting an engagement event that is not currently listed, please let us know!

Internship Guidelines:

Before offering your internship to our students, please read the guidelines below. If your opportunity fits the guidelines along with our department profile, follow the instructions below.

The purpose of our Internship Program is to provide students with the academic challenge of a field-based project or to provide students with practical experience in a professional setting in which they can employ the knowledge and skills acquired during their program of study.

As Site Supervisor for a Computer Science intern we ask you to follow these guidelines:

  • Determine a specific project or projects or the scope of work if not project-based. This may be in consultation with the student intern.
  • Internships provide three credits for the student and represent a minimum of 135 hours of student work within a semester, which is typically 8 to 10 hours per week. Hours must be worked within the semester for which the student is receiving credit.
  • Meet with the student intern to initiate the proposal, which includes goals, objectives, and methods.
  • Decide if the internship will be paid or unpaid and determine payment amount. Students receive credit regardless of payment. However, students cannot receive internship or independent study credit for an ongoing job.
  • Meet regularly with your student intern to assess progress.
  • The deadlines for students to submit the Internship Application Form are early August for Fall Semester, late December / early January for Spring Semester, and early may for Summer Session.

Internship Listings

We also recommend you list your internship on Handshake and filter to select our students. When submitting your internship to the School of Information be sure to include:

  • Title: It helps students if the title is linked to a real job title. When they later apply for jobs, the title can help to catch the eye of a potential employer.
  • Description: Describe the work environment and job duties to be performed, application deadline, pay scale if any, and work hours.  The internship advertisement may remain on the forum after the application deadline but it will not be emailed or otherwise distributed after that date.
  • Site Supervisor: Who will guide or oversee the intern's work?
  • Location: You may also include a physical location of site operations so students know where you are located physically; if you do include this, please list the city name and the state or country name.
  • Program Learning Objectives: What will the intern learn? This is sometimes negotiated with the student based on their existing skills.
  • Technical Skills Required: e.g. list of courses, particular computer skills
  • Please list if you prefer the intern be Undergraduate, Graduate, or either
  • Paid or Unpaid, and Pay rate if paid: We prioritize internships that we feel will offer students value including appropriate pay for their work or value additions that compensate for unpaid work. We invite you to consider the research showing the value of paid versus unpaid internships for students' long term employment prospects.
  • Preferred background and skills: e.g. degree program, course topics (such as data analysis), skills (such as public speaking)
  • How to Apply: Provide a contact person or method so perspective interns can apply or contact you with questions.

Please note that our faculty do not allow employers to attend classes, so please submit your listings and announcements to career@cs.arizona.edu.