Whether you want to be a tutor or an ambassador, there are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved outside of classes. Here are some ways you can get involved within the department.
Apply to be a CS Ambassador
Every semester the department looks for dedicated students to represent the department as ambassadors. Ambassadors are involved in many events such as local school visits, prospective student visits, major & career fairs, mini hackathons and more! Learn more about the ambassador program. This is a volunteer position.
Become a CS Tutor
If you are interested in tutoring fellow CS students in CSC classes that you have completed and done well in, apply to be a tutor! The department typically hires new tutors every semester. This is a paid position.
CS Mentor Program
Mentors are current undergraduate Computer Science students who are available to offer support and guidance to CS pre-majors and majors. Student mentors are available to fellow CS students who want to talk with someone about their struggles or successes in CS. If this interests you, apply! The department looks for mentors every semester.
CS Undergraduate Teaching Assistants
If you are interested in assisting in the teaching of introductory Computer Science course, apply to be an undergraduate teaching assistant (UGTA). All UGTAs have taken and excelled in the classes they support, and are very familiar and comfortable with assisting new students with the material. UGTAs may earn credit or receive pay for their work.
Join a Club
The UofA is full of student clubs, CS and non-CS related. Check out the many clubs that are offered at the UA to find ways to get involved outside of class. A few of the CS related clubs are; WICS (Women in Information & Computer Science) which meets on Thursdays at 5:30pm in Gould-Simpson 856, ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and Game Dev.
Hack Arizona is about bringing together CS students to represent the immense talent in the Computer Science field. It is also a great way to connect with your peers. Hosted at the University of Arizona, over 800 participants will build software and hardware projects from start to finish in under 36 hours amongst their peers, mentors and company sponsors. Register for the January 2018 hackathon or sign up to volunteer at hackarizona.org.