Welcome to Friends of Computer Science (FoCS) – a synergistic convergence of computer science academia, industry, and student talent for mutual benefit.

To learn more about Friends of Computer Science, please contact Ana Lozano at alozano@cs.utexas.edu.

Program Features Available Only to FoCS Partners:

  • Customized events such as atrium tabling, workshops, social events, and coffee chats
  • Multi-disciplinary events
  • Logistics and publicity support for on-and-off campus events
  • Access to customizeable resume books (fall 2020 only)

Program Features Available to All FoCS Partners:

Collaboration

  • Support of a top-ten ranked computer science teaching, research, and innovation powerhouse that supports a vibrant economy
  • Annual personalized strategy plan for communications, branding, and relationship development
  • Collaboration with College of Natural Sciences (CNS) Career Services Center for standard recruiting services
  • Facilitated access to faculty, research groups, and students

Connection

  • Targeted talent acquisition
  • Facilitated access to student organizations and outreach programs
  • Campus visits and meetings with faculty and students
  • Networking with other industry affiliates

Visibility

  • Web and print distribution of company profiles geared to the Texas Computer Science environment
  • FoCS web page with company overviews and downloadable company profiles
  • High traffic Texas Computer Science Events Calendar with all FoCS events
  • Targeted email blasts and marketing campaigns
  • Faculty and leadership meetings by request

Events 

  • Wide range of scheduled events, both Texas Computer Science hosted and by Partner request
  • Invitations to FoCS-only events (Fall Career Brunch, Spring Career Night, year-long Departmental Events)
  • Preview Nights with Texas Computer Science Student Orgs
  • FoCS Recruiter Summit, designed for Partner and department collaboration and feedback

Communications

  • FoCS wall in high-traffic student area stocked with company profiles 
  • Annual FoCS Strategy Call to share feedback and plan for upcoming event season
  • Ongoing communications of important events, deadlines, and department updates

Convenience

  • Free, close-in parking
  • Dedicated FoCS account manager to create custom engagement strategies and oversee event logistics
  • Gateway facilitation to other disciplines and interests on campus
  • One-stop shop for CS recruiting and student engagement