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Beyond the Classroom

Department of Computer Science

Take a break from your books.

Studying and taking tests is important, but so is going beyond the classroom to maximize your college experience. Check out the options you have to make the most of your time at Purdue Fort Wayne.

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Jobs and internships

For some extra spending cash.

Whether you’re looking for a part-time job on campus or a full-time job after graduation, we have lots of options.

Find a Job

Internships come in two flavors: paid and unpaid. Check out what’s available now and look back often for more opportunities.

Find An Internship

Student Organizations


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The world’s largest computing society.

With more than 100,000 members, the Association for Computing Machinery organization unites professionals, educators, and researchers from industry, academic, and government to inspire dialogue, share resources, and address the field’s challenges.


Global Game Jam Computer Science
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The world’s largest game-creation event.

Think of the Global Game Jam as a hackathon focused on game development. It’s the growth of an idea that in today’s heavily connected world we could come together, be creative, share experiences, and express ourselves in a multitude of ways using video games.


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Cybersecurity enthusiasts, unite!

The Cyber Security Division hosts cybersecurity talks and projects, and participates in cybersecurity competitions.


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Computer science camaraderie.

Computer Science Scholar Chats are student-led tutoring and mentoring sessions designed to help guide you through your computer science journey


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Promoting interest and investigation.

Join Upsilon Pi Epsilon, our computer and information science honor society.
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Research Centers and Labs

Information Analytics and Visualization Center

The Information Analytics and Visualization (IAV) Center is one of Centers of Excellence at Purdue University Fort Wayne. The IAV Center opened on February 23, 2011 and serves as a valuable resource for northeast Indiana that strives to support excellence in teaching and learning at Purdue Fort Wayne, and contribute to the development of the region through research and innovative endeavor.

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Living Learning Community

Live with the ETCS Herd.

Make connections and live with those who share your passion of computer science by joining a living learning community. You’ll get to make unforgettable memories with your fellow Mastodons, collaborate together, and forge lifelong friendships.

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Study Abroad

Let the world be your classroom.

Your college experience is special—and uniquely yours. Imagine enhancing it by taking your studies overseas. Living and learning in a different country will foster both your independence and your personal development. Through this experience, and the knowledge you’ll gain living like a local, you’ll emerge with a new perspective.