CS Promise Cohort

PREPARE. CONNECT. LEARN:

ABOUT THE COMPUTER SCIENCE PROMISE:

 

The Computer Science Promise program is a learning community offered in partnership with the Computing Talent Initiative (CTI), El Camino College, and California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) that provides guidance and support to students looking for a supportive learning environment with like-minded peers.

If you want flexible access to the support services offered by CTI and are planning to attend CSUDH this fall as a cs major, the CS Promise Learning Community might be precisely what you need to achieve a meaningful career in CS.

CONTACT US:

CSpromise@csudh.edu

PROGRAM GOALS:

To provide a guided pathway to help you navigate college, earn scholarships, and create meaningful opportunities for career growth and development. We will help you prepare for internships and connect you to our industry partners for internships and jobs.

     

    BENEFITS OF THE CS PROMISE:

     

    • A need-based scholarship totaling up to $10K
    • A summer workshop experience before starting the program to build a strong learning community, computer science fundamentals, and study skills and habits to ensure your success. 
    • Opportunities to connect with industry partners through a statewide initiative; CTI Accelerate
      • Engineer-Tech Talks
      • Industry Recruiter Presentations
      • Mentorship Sessions
      • Resume Reviews and Mock Interviews 
      • Technical Interview Preparation
    • Enjoy a meaningful career in an industry with high demand and high-paying jobs

    STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES:

    • Academic: To help stay on track and ensure you graduate on time, students will be required to participate in weekly meetings with the academic coordinator. These meetings are designed to help you stay on track with classes and ensure your success in all aspects of college life.
    • Financial: Students that qualify for the Pell Grant through the FAFSA Application, are eligible for a $10,000 scholarship over the course of 5 semesters. You do not need to apply for this scholarship. Students that submit an application for this program are automatically considered for the scholarship. 
    • Enrichment Activities: Students in this program participate in conferences, workshops, and internships that will connect them with industry partners earlier in their college careers. 

     

    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS  

    • Receive admission to CSUDH
    • Interested in CS/STEM
    • Completed Geometry, Algebra 1 & 2 or higher with a high school GPA of 2.59 or higher
    • Would benefit from participation in a supported, guided program with activities designed to support your academic and professional development

    TO PARTICIPATE STUDENTS MUST:

    • Attend an information session
    • Submit the CS Promise Application
    • Participate in a group interview
    • Participate in Summer Program 
      • Bridge Experience for Cohort Students (BECS) and 
      • Calculus Success Academy

     

    Information Sessions:

    Coming soon, starting in December!

    Fill out this interest form for an invitation to receive an invitation to our December Information Session!

    Student Testimonials

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    NSF Award Number : 1833940

    Project Title : Replication of a Cohort-Based Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Model.