Getting Connected with Big Tech
New program establishes partnership between the USC Computer Science Department and major technology companies
Computer Science Industry Affiliates Day
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Industry Affiliate Program
The USC Computer Science Department Industry Affiliate Program was created to foster dynamic, mutually beneficial, collaborative relationships between academic and industry leaders committed to advancing goals in education, research, technology, and entrepreneurialism in the fields of computer science and interdisciplinary computing.
The Computer Science (CS) Department Industry Affiliate Program provides engagement opportunities with our exceptionally talented students, world-class faculty, and innovative researchers in an array of path-setting disciplines. Our CS Department currently has over 1,200 undergraduates, 2,000 Masters, 360 PhD students, over 40 tenure/tenure track professors, 20 teaching faculty, and over 30 research professors. We are ranked 4th in alumni hires by Silicon Valley (behind Stanford, Berkeley and CMU)*.
EngagementOur team will develop a customized engagement plan with your company that can include a wide array of recruitment events, and publication and promotion of hiring opportunities.
ResearchIntroductions to faculty and researchers, invitations to conferences, seminars, research presentations, and other special events.
RecognitionAs a USC CS Industry Affiliate, your company is recognized throughout the year and is publicized in the CS website and social networks.
We offer four partnership tiers to accommodate the preferred level of investment and involvement desired by your company. Annual partnerships start at $5,000 per academic year, with a three-year commitment encouraged.
Affiliate Partnership Tiers
|$10,000||CS Affiliate Silver|
|$25,000||CS Affiliate Gold|
|$50,000||CS Affiliate Platinum|
Each affiliate is able to determine the participation areas of your company’s choice. Please contact us for additional details and program offerings.
"It is our honor to partner with USC. The Industry Affiliate Program (IAP) is the best bridge for USC students to connect with big corporates, VCs, accelerators and startups. "
Managing Director, Plug and Play
"Being a part of the IAP program has been a fantastic experience! We have had a lot of access to strong students of all levels and the flexibility to plan events that worked for our needs. Organizing more targeted events for the skills we focus on is imperative for our recruiting cycle and IAP gives you the opportunity to do just that. We look forward to our continued partnership and bringing more Trojans to Lyft!”
Sr. University Recruiter, Lyft
University Recruiter - Technical Roles, Microsoft
"Since becoming members of the Industry Affiliate Program (IAP), we have increased hiring on almost all levels and our diversity has increased.”
Day Retreat, Back-to-School Social
1010 Wilshire, Downtown LA
Wellness and working retreat for our computer science students and affiliate.
PhD Lunch and Tech Talk
A luncheon and tech talk, directly connecting our affiliates with computer science PhD students.
Ice Cream Social
A fun social event, encouraging interaction between students and our affilliates.
Grace Hopper Report Presentations
A roundtable discussion with a casual and collaborative atmosphere, celebrating women in tech and discussing conference takeaways.
Our industry partners play an essential role in the continued success of our department, our students, and our ever-growing alumni network. We look forward to working with you, welcome your questions, and invite you to visit with us to discuss becoming a CS Industry Affiliate.
For more information, please contact Cristina Fong, Computer Science Department, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Published on May 30th, 2018
Last updated on September 21st, 2022