The Association of Computer Science Undergraduates (ACSU) is Cornell's chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery. We promote educational, professional, and social interaction among students interested in computer science and facilitate student communication with faculty, alumni, and corporate representatives to enhance the undergraduate experience in computer science. The ACSU receives support from the Department of Computer Science and several corporate sponsors.
The ACSU hosts a variety of events for CS students to meet each other outside of class, including bowling nights, lunches, and a dinner cruise on Cayuga Lake at the end of each year!
We hold several events each year to improve student-faculty relations, including student-faculty luncheons, presentations by faculty on their research, and information sessions on graduate programs.
We arrange a few presentations each semester to help CS students learn something new and build their range of technical skills. Past events have included LaTeX tutorials and introductory web programming lessons.
We arrange many company information sessions each semester for companies of all sizes from the tech industry and others, which are a great opportunity for members to learn about employment options and meet recruiters. Companies we've hosted include Google, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Intel, BlackRock, Priceline and many more.
Each year we feature our members' resumes in two books (one for students seeking summer opportunities and one for students seeking full-time employment). We send these resumes to over 100 top corporations as well as Cornell alumni. Numerous students have benefited from great career opportunities as a result.
We recently launched a mentorship program that allows older ACSU students and alumni to be paired with younger students seeking advice regarding the CS major, undergraduate research, technical careers, and more. The program fosters friendships and promotes networking, and we look forward to expanding it!
The ACSU is a great way for your company to reach out to Cornell students who are majoring in Computer Science and other computing-related fields. We provide three key services to help expose students to your employment opportunities. Please reach out to our officers list to plan events or request to put a posting for the students on our mailing list.
We cater to your specific needs to organize and advertise an event that will maximize your recruitment efforts.
Sign up to receive the resumes of highly qualified undergraduates who are interested in both full-time and internship positions.
We run many large events through the semester, such as programming contests and luncheons, at which we can showcase your company exclusively or feature your representative as a speaker.
Learn how to join our mailing list here. We use our mailing list to notify ACSU members of our upcoming events as well as other events of interest in the Cornell Engineering community.
ACSU membership is open to all students. Members receive a t-shirt and are invited to submit their resumes our resume book. To join the ACSU, attend and sign in at least one general meeting and pay the annual dues of only $5. Membership is not required to subscribe to our mailing list.