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Recruiting and Research Collaboration

The University of Illinois boasts one of the largest computer science departments in the nation with 1,500 undergraduates and 600 graduate students. With a top-tier student body and a broad faculty base, our students have opportunities to explore the full depth and breadth of the computing challenges that lie ahead.

CS @ ILLINOIS students are the next generation of entrepreneurs, researchers, scholars, academicians, and business and industry giants. A hands-on education at Illinois means our students learn from the best in the classroom and in the laboratory, preparing them for leadership positions in the academy and industry.

Odds are, one or more of your company's senior leaders is an Illinois alumnus. CS alumni play a pivotal role in nearly every high-tech company in this country and around the world.

There are many engagement opportunities to explore and we can help you create a custom recruiting strategy for your company.

Our Corporate Affiliates Program: Corporate Connection

The Corporate Connection provides a main point of entry for partnering with CS and ECE at Illinois. 

Your company should join the Corporate Connection if it:

  • Is committed to recruiting at Illinois
  • Hires or would like to hire ECE and/or CS students
  • Wants to collaborate with leading experts to address research challenges
  • Is looking for input into education, curriculum development, and research direction
  • Would like a high level of service that is coordinated, efficient, and effective

Learn more about the Corporate Connection program on the official program website.

Startup Corporate Connection

Startups are a big part of the CS @ ILLINOIS history. We created the Startup Corporate Connection program to help startups get the word out about opportunities with them. See if your company meets the criteria to join this free program.

Ad Hoc Events

Even if The Corporate Connection is not a fit for you, we can still work with you to get your messaging to our students and the CS community. Some examples of popular events to host at Siebel Center are:

  • Tech talks
  • Corporate days
  • HACKS/competitions

Work With and Support Student Groups

The CS Student Organizations have many opportunities for companies to enagage. We encourage you to learn about them, connect with them directly, or CS can advise you on what student organizations might be the best fit for your company. 

Research Collaboration

Preparing for the challenges in computing and information technology that lie ahead requires a coordinated and multi-faceted approach, and effective academic-industry partnerships offer the best approach for advancing the interests of industry and society.  The University of Illinois Department of Computer Science is proud of the successful research partnerships already established with industry, and are prepared to address the next generation of challenges.

Research conducted by the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois is characterized by collaborative approaches that take a complete view of entire problem chains and focus on practical applications. 

Our broad-based faculty have unmatched depth of experience in large-scale complex systems research. Our ongoing research initiatives are leading to advances in both the scientific and engineering foundations and practical applications, delivering practical results to meet industry-critical needs.

Contact Us

For more information on recruiting or research collaboartion opportunties with CS @ ILLINOIS, please email Associate Director for External Relations Cynthia Coleman at: ccoleman [at] illinois [dot] edu