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Guests listen to Dr. Lavender's opening remarks.

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Sciences (UTCS) Friends of Computer Sciences (FoCS) 2005 Honors Brunch was held in conjunction with the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) Career Expo on September 26, 2005 at the Frank Erwin Center.

Amidst the buzz of recruiting and networking activity, connections and relationships were forged.

The FoCS brunch allows FoCS companies exclusive promotion to a select group of students including Turing Scholars, Women in Computer Sciences, graduate students, student leaders, and top GPA undergraduates — the best of the best at UTCS. FoCS members were recognized on screen and in print as students gathered information about prospective employers. FoCS recruiters had the rapt attention of a table full


of top students.

Google representative, Delapo Falola, speaks with students."The FoCS Honors Brunch was exactly what we were needing to reach the top talent in the Computer Science Department. We were warmly received by both the UT staff and the students."
Ashly Gann, HBK Investments

"I attended the event and was very impressed with the students I had the opportunity to meet. It was the perfect opportunity to meet some of the best and brightest students that UT Austin has to offer."
Carmen Allen, Lockheed Martin (Sandia Labs)Executive Recruiters from FoCS companies were impressed. 

David Woelk, Telcordia"We had tremendous success in identifying suitable candidates at the brunch. I feel the most important benefit was felt by the students who had the opportunity to evaluate many companies in a relaxed environment."
Biren Shah, National Instruments

Both students and FoCS members described it as an extremely worthwhile event. Several FoCS members said it was exactly the type of event they needed for their recruitment efforts. Although nervous when they walked in, students walked out with big smiles on their faces, grateful for the opportunity to come, and excited about their futures. The event was also a great opportunity for UTCS faculty members to network with industry professionals,introduce their students to them, and enjoy a delicious meal with friends.

If you are interested in joining FoCS to take advantage of these types of events, please see FoCS Membership Information or contact the Office of External Affairs.