Industrial Affiliates Program

Members of the College of Information and Computer Sciences' Industrial Affiliates Program (IAP) benefit from increased visibility on campus and reduced recruiting costs through direct access to top-tier students. Through our relationships with our corporate members, the college receives necessary funding to improve education, research, and student development, as well as information that helps the college stay in tune with marketplace needs.

In addition to the IAP, the college works in close coordination with its research centers and institutes to provide access to students and research in important topical areas of interest. Other areas for support include memberships in the Center for Data Science Industry Affiliates Program, equipment and software donations, student fellowships, sponsored research projects with individual faculty and research labs, and unrestricted research grants.

For more information, contact Kerry Shaw (kshaw [at] cics.umass.edu (Kerry Shaw) | 413-545-4878). 

 

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

 

FRIEND

 

ASSOCIATE

Distribution of job descriptions and special event information to current students

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Company logo featured on CICS website, publications, and other communications channels

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Complimentary subscription to, and acknowledgment in, the college's bi-annual newsletter, Significant Bits

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Attendance at CICS's two annual career fairs, held annually in October and Feburary

 

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Recruiting table/resume drop in the Computer Science Building one time per academic year

 

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Corporate information session or technical talk held in the Computer Science Building one time per academic year

 

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One quarter-page ad in the CICS Undergraduate Career Handbook, a career development reference for students

 

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Discounts on Hack UMass sponsorships - 20% off Gold, 10% off Silver, 5% off Bronze

 

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Invitations to research reviews and other special events

 

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Access to alumni-base via the college's LinkedIn Group

 

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Priority consideration for lecture and seminar series sponsorship opportunities

 

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CUSTOMIZED MEMBERSHIP  

Customized memberships are available for companies interested in increasing their visibility within the college by funding student support activities (e.g., named scholarships, student group sponsorships) or sponsoring events/lectures. The college works with companies to identify opportunities that best meet their strategic recruiting goals

RESEARCH GROUP/LAB AFFILIATE

Group/Lab Affiliates can foster close ties with one of over 30 research groups and labs. Benefits include customized recruiting plans, assistance matching students with specific open positions at member companies, a designated faculty liaison, and opportunities to discuss research problems. Members at the Research Group/Lab level also receive access to special events, including seminar series, symposia, and group/lab-specific recruiting events.

CENTER FOR DATA SCIENCE INDUSTRY AFFILIATES PROGRAM

The Center for Data Science actively engages with corporate partners across a spectrum of industry sectors to develop mutually beneficial interactions in support of its mission to expand data science education, research, economic development and societal impact. In close coordination with CICS, the Center works with companies to identify their goals and facilitate meaningful and productive involvement. For more information, see: https://ds.cs.umass.edu/industry/industry-affiliates-program