Joining our student organizations gives you a unique set of opportunities to enhance your leadership skills, build relationships with peers and alumni. Share your skills and your spirit with a group that interests you and see how satisfying and fulfilling these organizations can be.
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The ACM is the Association for Computing Machinery. It is one of the world’s oldest and most respected organizations for computer professionals. At Southern Illinois University-Carbondale we have a student chapter of the ACM. Our chapter is a registered student organization here at SIU and our membership includes over thirty students, mostly from the computer science department. We also have members from other (non-computer related) majors.
The goals of our organization include advancing awareness about information technology around our campus and amongst our students, helping introduce professional opportunities and contacts to our members, giving back to our community through volunteer programs, and also providing a way to get involved with something during our time at college.
Minorities in Computer Science (MiCS) is a student's voice in the department of Computer Science. The main objective of MiCS is to increase the enrollment and graduation rate of minorities in Computer Science. Currently, it consists of six executive board members, a faculty advisor, and a wide range of students from the computer science department and other majors. MiCS , pronounced "MIX", was formed to provide an exchange of knowledge, backgrounds, and experience for students interested in Computer Science.
The AITP is the professional association comprised of career minded individuals who seek to expand their potential -- employers, employees, managers, programmers, and many others. The organization seeks to provide avenues for all of their members to be teachers as well as students and to make contacts with other members in the IT field, all in an effort to become more marketable in rapidly changing, technological careers. To learn more about the AITP browse through some of the following information.
The Security Dawgs Club is a group of students preparing for the Annual Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. The CCDC competition is an excellent opportunity to bring positive exposure to SIUC, our School, and its programs. It is an event that will allow employers, alumni, and friends an opportunity to support an exciting event and also the opportunity to help net resources that can have a long-term impact on enhancing our information security training. We are looking for people and organizations to be involved as sponsors, judges, exercise designers, and general support staff. If you would like to be involved and/or know of contacts within your organization that could help, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The TechDawgs is a group dedicated to providing leadership and professional development opportunities to students interested in a career in Information Technology. We also plan on providing volunteer technical services to local Southern Illinois non-profit organizations as well as accepting corporate equipment donations to refurb and repurpose by giving to these organizations.