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CICS Information Sessions for Prospective Undergraduates


We are so pleased you are interested in learning more about the Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) community!

During the Fall 2022 semester, we are hosting information sessions both in-person and online, the schedule is below. Request an information session here. You can also contact us by e-mailing futureugrads [at] cics.umass.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!


Mondays: 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM

Tuesdays: 12:15 PM, 1:15 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM

Wednesdays: 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:45 PM, 2:45 PM, 3:45 PM

Thursdays: 12:15 PM, 1:15 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM

Fridays: 10:45 AM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM

Meet our student guides

Foram Patel

Foram Patel

Hometown: Chelmsford, MA
Major/Minor: Computer Science
Favorite Course(s) at UMass: COMPSCI 220 Programming Methodology
Internships/Research: Machine Learning Intern at Seceon Inc., incoming TechStart Intern at Liberty Mutual
Co-curricular activities: UMass Jazba member, HackUMass organizing team
Something I love about CICS/UMass Amherst: UMass and CICS offer a wide variety of opportunities for every student! Whether it be career-building workshops and resources, extracurriculars, or student support groups, I have always been able to find something I am interested in.

Aarti Arasada

aarti arasada

Major/Minor: Double major in Computer Science and Economics
Favorite Course(s) at UMass: MATH 132 Calculus II and COMPSCI 187 Programming with Data Structures
Internships/Research: Worked with a PhD student through the Undergraduate Research Volunteers program assisting on a project involving differential privacy and confidence variables
Interests: Bollywood dancing, taking pictures, going on walks
Something I love about CICS/UMass Amherst: I believe that UMass offers so many opportunities in all aspects. I love meeting new people and I am always fascinated by the diversity of knowledge that people bring to the table!

Meghana Vadassery

meghana vadassery

Hometown: Westford, MA
Major/Minor: Double major in Computer Science and English
Favorite Course(s) at UMass: COMPSCI 230 Computer Systems Principles, COMPLIT 131H Brave New World (Honors), ECON 104 Intro to Macroeconomics, ART-HIST 110 Survey: Renaissance - Modern Art, COMPSCI 240 Reasoning Under Uncertainty
Co-curricular activities/hobbies: Treasurer of UMass Theater Guild, member of The Scribe (literary magazine in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts), music
Something I love about CICS/UMass Amherst: UMass is such a large school with so many opportunities, be it academically or socially. I enjoy attending different clubs, exploring my different interests, adn meeting new people constantly.

Sebastien Christensen

Sebastien Christensen

Hometown: Acton, MA
Major/Minor: Computer Science with a Minor in Business
Favorite Course(s) at UMass: COMPSCI 220 Programming Methodology, COMPSCI 383 Artificial Intelligence
Internships/Research: Software Engineering Intern at enChoice and Liberty Mutual, Incoming Software Engineering Intern at Klaviyo.
Interests: I enjoy hiking around Western Mass, playing volleyball, cooking new foods, and playing board/video games with my friends.
Something I love about CICS/UMass Amherst: One of the best things about UMass is that no matter who you are, there is a community of people for you. No matter whether you prefer to study all day and make cool side-projects or wanna go explore the area and meet as many people as you can, there are people who will have the same interests as you. And what binds you all together is being ridiculously smart and passionate about computer science; I personally find that amazing.






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