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)*.


As a USC CS Industry Affiliate, your company is recognized throughout the year and is well publicized in a wide variety of media including websites, publications, special events, and social networks. The partnership program enables our team to develop a customized engagement plan with your company that can include a wide array of recruitment events; publication and promotion of hiring opportunities; facilitated introductions to faculty and researchers; invitations to conferences, seminars, research presentations, and other special events.


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

$5,000CS Affiliate
$10,000CS Affiliate Silver
$25,000CS Affiliate Gold
$50,000CS 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.

We are thrilled to announce our founding members Google, Lyft, DiDi, and Mesmer, Inc. We look forward to working with them and with our future affiliates.

Additional Information

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.

To request a meeting, please contact Cristina Fong, Computer Science Department, at

*Source: 5/2/2017