Computer Science Graduate Student Association (CSGSA)

The CSGSA at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) was created in Fall 2004 with the support of the Computer Science (CS) department at UIC, to enrich the CS community life.

MISSION

  • Academic support: to improve the study and work situations of CS graduate students through the organization of workshops and seminars.
  • Community building: to encourage communication, networking and mentoring among students, faculty and staff through the organization of social events.
  • Graduate student life support: to support and encourage involvement in UIC graduate student life through the dissemination of information about the CS department and about resources and opportunities at UIC.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • "0xFF" a.k.a Friendly Fridays - CSGSA's regular Friday afternoon social. This gathering of students and professors on Fridays at 4pm has become a tradition in the CS department.
  • Seminars - CSGSA has organized a number of seminars on topics such as writing skills, how to get an academic job, how to network and so on.
  • Faculty Mentor Lunches - CSGSA organized a weekly brown bag lunch series in 2007-2008 where a small group of graduate students had lunch and the opportunity to the pick the brain of a different CS professor each week.
  • Trash/WiCS Lunches - Women in CS Lunches held once a semester were an opportunity for women undergrads, grads and professors to network, socialize and discover mentoring opportunities.

GET INVOLVED!

Join our mailing list to keep up to date with activities: http://groups.google.com/group/uic-friendlyfriday

If you have a particular request or comment or suggestion, contact the Officers.

 
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