Industrial Affiliates Program

This is a great time to join IAP; the IAP Spring Meeting & Banquet is April 24 & 25!

The Industrial Affiliates Program (IAP) is a group of industry representatives who have a professional interest in the well-being of the Texas A&M University Department of Computer Science and Engineering and are willing to help us form and achieve our goals.

The purpose of IAP, developed in 2004, is to improve relationships between the department and industry and to improve the department’s knowledge of industry needs and practices. It also keeps industrial affiliates informed about the department’s research and teaching goals, helps the department better prepare students for real-world careers, assists the placement of students, and makes department/industry collaborations more likely. The department seeks to improve our knowledge of industry needs and practices to better help us prepare and place our students and to foster research collaborations.

We provide opportunities for industry to learn about the exciting activities in computer science at Texas A&M through department and classroom events, speaking opportunities, tours of the varied research labs, viewing cutting-edge research, talking one-on-one with faculty and students, and learning about the many benefits of partnering with us through this important program

If you would like more information about this program, please contact Taffie Behringer, IAP Coordinator, or call (979)845-5275.  To review membership benefits, see IAP Membership Benefits below. To review the program's membership levels and details, click the button below to see the IAP Membership (pdf file).

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IAP MEMBERSHIP BENEFITSPlatinumGoldSilverBronze
Provide student scholarships in company's name with opportunities to interact with recipient(s)(number of scholarships) • (8) • (4) • (2) • (1)
Invitation to fall IAP Recruiting Event and Reception open to to all CSE students (number of representatives that may attend) • (6) • (4) • (3) • (2)
Invitation to spring IAP meeting and banquet combined with the Spring Awards Banquet (number of representatives that may attend) • (6) • (4) • (3) • (2)
Access to CSE Student Résumé Bank
Assigned faculty liaison (if requested)
First priority in IAP recruiting events    
Recruiting materials available in prominently located literature display in CSE main office and in the advising office      

BRANDING & WEBSITE RECOGNITION 

       
Corporate logo on IAP wall located in CSE main office and on CSE lobby monitors
Company name and logo with link to company homepage
Company name and logo, description and jobs titles recruited linking to company's homepage    
Company name and logo linking to company homepage, company description and jobs titles recruited with a jobs display ad linking to job page      

STUDENT INTERACTION

       
Assistance with CSE Information Sessions/Tech Talks and event promotion
Invitation to speak or participate in panel discussion in junior seminar CSCE 481 course (times per year) • (2) • (2) • (1) • (1)
Invitation to participate in the end of semester Project Reviews (senior design projects) and Exit Interviews
Opportunities to interact with faculty and student organizations leaders
Opportunity to judge and present company-named Best Student Project Award for a junior class project    
Invitation to speak in graduate seminar CSCE 681 course once a year (must be a research talk by an active researcher)      

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

       
Opportunity to sponsor a student field trip to your company
Opportunity to sponsor a company-named Diversity Scholarship  
Opportunity to sponsor a company-named Travel Scholarship  
Opportunity to sponsor a student organization event, company rep may attend event (e.g. UPE banquet)    
Priority in sponsorship of department events, and when available, with naming rights and branding opportunities      

CSE Student Résumé Bank

The CSE Student Résumé Bank is available to IAP members only. For your user name and password, contact Taffie Behringer.

Information Sessions

If you are an IAP member and are interested in hosting an Information Session or Tech Talk at the department, please read the Information Session document. If you have additional questions or require assistance, please contact Taffie Behringer.