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CMD-IT Student Professional Development Workshop

Org: CMD-IT (Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in Information Technology)

Student Professional Development Workshops provide undergraduate and masters level computer science students with the unique opportunity to receive coaching and development from Industry professionals. Details about the workshops are given below:

  • Target audience: underrepresented minority students with 3.0 or higher GPA (African-American, Hispanic and Native American/Native Alaskan/Native Hawaiian, students with disabilities).
  • Networking with industry professionals, who keynote sessions and serve as workshop panelists.
  • Learning best practices for preparing for the rigors of the interview process.
  • Attending engaging workshop sessions on resume writing, interview skills, professionalism, and networking.
  • Providing detailed resume reviews by multiple industry professionals.

The Student Professional Development Workshops are virtual events and co-located with the ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference held prior to the start of the conference.


Intended Level(s)

Intended Population
American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Persons with Disabilities

Program Costs
$1,700 per student for travel to Tapia conference

Program Matching Funds Available?
Corporate sponsorship for cost of event and providing industry professionals for coaching

Program Interest Form