CS Journeys
Mentorships and Community

Mentors and communities can support you on your CS Journey in a number of ways — they can provide guidance and support, and connect you to opportunities and resources like networking events, internship and job opportunities, and professional development.

For Native American students

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American Indian Science & Engineering Society

Membership includes networking and career development opportunities, events, internship and scholarship opportunities, exclusive job board access, and a national conference. Membership is free for pre-college and college students.

Application period: Join anytime

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Natives in Tech

Online community, yearly conference, and opportunities to collaborate on projects.

Application period: Join anytime

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Natives Rising

Natives Rising promotes visibility of Native Americans in the tech industry, highlighting their accomplishments, and provides mentorship, job training, and networking opportunities for Native Americans interested in tech.

Application period: Join anytime

For Black students

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National Society of Black Engineers

Membership includes tutorial programs, group study sessions, high school/junior high outreach programs, technical seminars and workshops, a national communications network, banquets, an annual national convention, and more.

Application period: Join anytime

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Black Girls CODE

Workshops and after-school programs for young girls of color. Operates in select states.

Application period: Join anytime

For Hispanic / Latino/a/x students

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Society of Hispanic Professionals

Membership includes events for students and professionals at all levels, access to cybersecurity courses and certifications, professional development webinars and courses, reading groups, and more.

Application period: Join anytime

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TECHNOLOchicas Ambassadors serve as role models in their communities to inspire the future generation of tech innovators.

Application period: Join anytime

For young women

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Girls Who Code College Loops

College Loops are university-level networks for college-aged women interested in tech to support one another and help each other persist and succeed in the field. College Loops build belonging and community through weekly meetings during the school year. Find a College Loop near you by visiting girlswhocode.com/locations

Application period: Join anytime

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Rewriting the Code

The High School Bridge program connects rising college freshmen with a community of peers. Also includes technical training, career pathway exploration, and mentorships.

Application period: April-May

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Society of Women Engineers

Membership includes training and development programs, networking opportunities, scholarships, and outreach and advocacy activities.

Application period: Join anytime

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Systers (AnitaB.org)

Email community of women in technical computing roles. Members gain support by networking, sharing advice and experiences, and collaborating on various projects.

Application period: Join anytime

For students with disabilities

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AccessComputing Team

Students with disabilities in computing fields can join the AccessComputing team. Team members participate in an online mentoring community, learn about scholarship and internship opportunities, and are eligible to request funding for conference attendance, tutoring, and more.

Application period: Join anytime

For all students

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Association for Computing Machinery

ACM membership offers resources to help you shape the future – with lifelong learning programs, publications providing original research and practical content, special interest groups and local chapters to meet peers, delve deeper into technical areas, and leadership opportunities on stimulating projects.

Application period: Join anytime

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CodePath transforms computer science education for women and underrepresented minorities across over 200 colleges and universities. By working closely with partners like Andreessen Horowitz, Cognizant, Facebook, Microsoft, and Walmart, we offer supplemental CS courses and career services to create successful pathways for students to enter and prosper in tech. To learn more, visit www.codepath.org.

Application period: Varies

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Membership includes networking opportunities, job and internship opportunities, local events, and a national conference.

Application period: Join anytime