About the ACSU
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. We also compile resume books and distribute them to over 100 companies. The ACSU receives support from the Department of Computer Science and several corporate sponsors.
The ACSU sponsors various social events such as luncheons and bowling nights. These events are great opportunities to meet and interact with classmates and peers outside of the classroom environment. In addition to our social events, several general meetings are held each year to help improve student-faculty relations. These include presentations by faculty members, information sessions on graduate programs, and more. As a non sequitur, a member once convinced a professor into letting him join the professor's research group while the two nonchalantly ate pizza during an ACSU meeting.
Internships and Jobs
The ACSU also brings corporate perspectives to our members and in the process bolsters their job searches.
ACSU Resume Book
Each year two resume books are published. One is for members seeking summer opportunities and the other is for those seeking full time employment. These resumes are sent out to over 100 top corporations such as Google, IBM, Microsoft, Intel, HP, Xerox, Oracle, and Apple. Furthermore, many of our resume books are sent out specifically to Cornell alumni (many of whom are former ACSU members) at these companies. Numerous students have received great job opportunities as a result.
Corporate Info Sessions and Guest Speakers
The ACSU also arranges several company info sessions and guest speaking arrangements. These provide an excellent opportunity for members to drop off resumes and talk with recruiters. Some companies we've hosted include Google, Microstrategy, Bloomberg, and Siemens Medical Systems.
The ACSU Meal Plan
Pizza and soda are provided for members at every corporate info session and general meeting! In addition, members are treated to a free professionally catered luncheon with the faculty during each semester. These luncheons are great opportunities for students to talk with their professors outside of the classroom.
Other Exciting Events
- Windward Code War
- Programming contests with exciting prizes!
- A Farewell Dinner Cruise on Cayuga Lake at the end of the year.
If you want to learn more about the ACSU or any of its activities,
have suggestions for us, or would like to help arrange some of our
activities please send email to
In addition, you can subscribe to the
list. ACSU membership is open to all students.
Membership in the ACSU is not required to sign
ACSU-L. To sign up just use this handy form:
To join the ACSU attend and sign in at least one general meeting and pay the annual dues of only $5.