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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. Fall 2020 events will be virtual.

CS Student Opportunity Series

Presentations offered in partnership with the following: the Grainger College of Engineering Embedded Counselor, Ken Nafziger, CS Student Organizations, Engineering Career Services (ECS), and Counseling Center Paraprofessionals (CCP).
Download PDF // More information, including self-help brochures, can be found on the Counseling Center webpage.

Fall 2020 Presentations

**Presentations will be offered virtually. Recording will be available on the CS SOS Media Space Channel after the event date.

Date/Time Subject
Friday, September 11th 10 AM

Addressing Mental Health Basics
Join via Zoom: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/97835706391?pwd=RWpPR3U2ZmF5c2RWeUtId3BNRy9PQT09
978 3570 6391 | Password: CS SOS

Tuesday, September 15th 1 PM Today's Job Search (ECS)
Join via Zoom: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/97543012370?pwd=enBCdjM0VThhczMrU01jU3BwZTBuZz09
975 4301 2370 | Password: CS SOS
Friday, September 25th 11 AM

Distant Socializing & Staying Socially Active
Join via Zoom: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/91295992849?pwd=S0E3a05nT0syZEMxOWM3Vk5uNGVCdz09
912 9599 2849 | Password: CS SOS

Monday, October 5th 11 AM Study Techniques & Environments (CCP)
Join via Zoom: https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcudu6rrjgpEtJCkM1WfKxRE-BDaIshe2ir
933 1730 3386 | Password: CS SOS
Monday, October 12th 11 AM Anxiety & Stress Management
Join via Zoom: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/94935970019?pwd=ZXJpakU0ODcvS2dVWmVyeVZNYUFvZz09
949 3597 0019 | Password: CS SOS

CS Registered Student Organization Events for Fall 2020

ACMxWCSxBAAC Mentoring Program:

CS student organizations ACM, WCS, and BAAC have collaborated to offer a mentorship program open to new CS and ECE students (including freshmen and transfer students). All students who apply will be matched with a continuing student based on similarity. Mentorship events will continue through the school year including social and information events.  If interested in applying as a mentee, you can read more about the program and apply through the following Google form: https://forms.gle/pJbgQhPSmteDRdYYA. If interested in joining as a mentor, please apply through this Google form: https://forms.gle/gSYH4YfdPKvBeHK76.

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! As part of a Bits N Bytes family, Bits can get ‘insider’ advice from their experienced Bytes about life at UIUC and Illinois CS, and build a social community. 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 forum is a safe, open space where students can discuss challenges they may be experiencing with mental health, as well as tips and tricks that your peers have found to be instrumental to their well-being as UIUC students. You can also find a curated list of department, college, campus, and external resources built by students and staff for anyone seeking out mental health support.

https://csmhcillinois.com/

CS Mindfulness Mondays:

Every Monday throughout Summer 2020, CS student organizations the CS Mental Health Committee and ACM@UIUC host Mindfulness Mondays, a series of tips, tricks, and resources shared by current Illinois Computer Science students that they’ve found to be instrumental to their success during their time here. Like and follow their Facebook and Instagram pages to stay up-to-date with the latest tips, and view the entire collection (https://www.facebook.com/IllinoisCSMentalHealthCommittee).

CS Facebook Class of 2024 and Tip Series

Any new CS student for Fall 2020, including freshmen and transfer students, interested in joining the CS Facebook Class of 2024 page and/or interested in joining the CS Tip Series, please email Heather Zike (hlzike@ilinois.edu) for more information. This page is only available to CS students at Illinois with approval to join.