Video Shares CS Students’ Perspectives on Chicago Tech Scene

Chicago is less than three hours and a world away from Urbana-Champaign. A video  recently released by Chicago Creative Space allows CS @ ILLINOIS students to voice their views of this divide.

CS students Briana Chapman, Clare Curtis, Matthew Dierker, Cole Gleason, Lavanya Iyer, and Rob Pieta were interviewed by Chicago Creative Space last semester. The goal was to create a video that would help Chicago companies looking for the top talent found at the University of Illinois to understand the needs Illinois students have and what impressions they have of Chicago as a possible employment location for CS students.

Chicago Creative Space explores the connection between culture and space and speaks to those who have done it right. Its videos highlight leading companies and entrepreneurs in the city and works to make Chicago an attractive location for top graduating talent. Chicago Creative Space describes itself as "a video community of those willing to share their stories of success so the next generation can follow in their footsteps."