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CS Student Opportunity Series (CS SOS)

Welcome to the CS Student Opportunity Series!

The CS Student Opportunity Series (SOS) provides tools and resources for undergraduate students in CS majors to grow academically, professionally, and personally.  Each semester, students hear presentations from experts about a variety of topics.  

Thanks to students from CS Registered Student Organizations, each presentation includes a student panel to help CS students practically implement strategies for success.

Drinks and snacks are provided at each on-campus event. SOS events will remain virtual until further notice.

Spring 2021 SOS Communi-Tea

Starting on February 10th,  join together to socialize each Wednesday from 10 to 11 am CST. We can talk about classes, Spring 2021 changes, job hunts, stressful things, new games, or other topics that are meaningful to you. Bring your own tea or coffee and connect with CS students and advising in this weekly event. No worries if you cannot join at the beginning or stay the whole time--join when you are available. All are welcome!

The Communi-Tea event will take place on the following Wednesdays:

February: 10th, 17th*, 24th*

March: 3rd, 10th, 24th, 31st

April: 28th

*February 17th and 24th Communi-Teas will be from 11 am to 12 pm CST.

Join at the following Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 851 0978 9911 | Password: SOS

CS Student Opportunity Series

Presentations offered in partnership with the following: the College of Engineering Embedded Counselor, CS Student Organizations, Engineering Career Services (ECS), Illinois Leadership Center (ILC), and Counseling Center Paraprofessionals (CCP).
Download PDF // More information, including self-help brochures, can be found on the Counseling Center webpage. Check out the new Counseling Center YouTube Channel for recorded presentations to help with your academic journey!

Spring 2021 Presentations:

Date/Time Subject
March 2nd
11 am CST

Job Search During a Pandemic (ECS)
View recording on Media Space:

March 30th
11 am CST
-Will not be recorded-
Interactive workshop

Self-Care & Wellness (CCP)
Join via Zoom: 
874 0149 8912 | Password: CSSOS

April 16th
2 pm CST
-Will not be recorded-
Interactive workshop

Grit & Growth Mindset (ILC)
Join via Zoom: 
874 0149 8912 | Password: CSSOS

More information about the workshop:

Fall 2020 Presentations available for review via CS SOS Media Space Channel

Addressing Mental Health Basics
Today's Job Search (ECS)
Distant Socializing & Staying Socially Active
Study Techniques & Environments (CCP)
Anxiety & Stress Management

CS Registered Student Organization Events for Spring 2021

WCS Bits & Bytes Mentorship Program:

Bits N Bytes is a family program to provide our members a way to actively meet and hang out with each other! To be a Bit, you must be a freshman studying or interested in CS or a transfer student who is new to Illinois CS. To be a Byte, you must either be a WCS Officer or an upperclassman or graduate student studying within Illinois CS. You can find the Bit and Byte applications and more program info here.

CS Mental Health Committee (CSMHC):

The CS Mental Health Committee is a student organization dedicated to promoting dialogue and improving mental health resources for students in the community. You might know us from our Mental Health Awareness Nights, De-stressing Events, or our Mindfulness Monday posts on social media (shameless plug: @csmhc.illinois)! We even worked on the Senate initiative to get CR/NC grading last semester.

This year, we are hosting a new Mental Health Forum for students to discuss challenges they may be experiencing with mental health, look for campus resources, and hear from peers about tips around well-being and self-care, as well as a new Faculty Mental Health Ambassador program to create more mental health-friendly course policies and dialogue in classes.

If you're interested in joining our team to work on various events, outreach initiatives, or shaping mental health policy at UIUC, apply to join our team at