CS Opportunities Mailing List

Be in the know about campus events, extracurricular activities, student groups, hackathons, research options, career development options and some student-specific internships and jobs. This mailing list is available to CU Boulder students involved with computer science, whether it is your major, minor or some other affiliation. Learn More

Career Services

We encourage computer science majors to start a relationship with Career Services early on. There is much you can do towards developing a career plan as a first-year student and more each subsequent year throughout your college career. Building a relationship with Career Services can help you prepare for your future career goals. You can start by working to craft a solid resume, learn to network and practice your networking skills before applying for internships. Internships are a very important part of your education and can make a huge difference in your future success. Internships can also help you determine which area of your study that you would prefer to focus on. Here are some helpful links on both the Career Services as well as computer science opportunities to explore: 

  • Explore Majors and Careers - For those who are unsure of their chosen major or those who want to make sure they’re on the right path
  • Discover Your Strengths - To help you feel confident about your major choice or to help you realize you have strengths in other areas
  • Resumes & Interviewing - Creating resumes, resume critiques, covers letters, networking
  • Find a Job or Internship - CU Boulder Handshake, career fairs, internships, global caareers
  • CS Jobs Mailing List – Computer Science jobs mailing listserv. Follow the “How to Subscribe” directions
  • CS Opportunities List – Campus events, extracurricular events, student groups, hackathons, research options, development options and student-specific internships and jobs.  Follow the “How to Subscribe” directions
  • Computer Science Faculty – Communicate with CS faculty, a good practice to start early.  Ask about possible internship or research opportunities
  • Free Resources that can help you land your job
  • Considering Graduate School - Careers in academia, industry, CVs and application materials, funding
  • International Students - Organizations that hire international students, international student job search, visa & work authorization
  • Underrepresented Students - LGBTQIA, Veteran Students, Students with Disabilities, First Generation Students, Women in the Workforce, Culturally Diverse Students
  • Make an Appointment with a Career Services advisor or attend drop-in times

Computer Science Education Lab (CSEL)

CSEL is located in ECCS 112 and ECCS 128. Your Buff OneCard is requred for access to the lab. Faculty, staff and students (either in the CS department or enrolled in a CSCI course) should have access to the CSEL resources, which include PCs for academic use, a graphics machine and a printer. For more information, visit the CSEL GitLab page.


The department is now able to make available all the software available under the Microsoft Dreamspark license. This software is available to any student who is currently enrolled in a computer science course (this is not exclusive to CS majors but is open to all students currently enrolled in CS courses, all department faculty and all department staff members). The license does NOT extend to CS majors who are not currently enrolled in courses. 

The software can be downloaded from the dreamspark website and installed on your personal computer with limited lifetime licenses -- details are provided when you download the software. To access the software, visit our dreamspark portal. You will be asked to enter your IndentiKey username and password and then should be taken directly to the web store. If you have any trouble, contact trouble@cs.colorado.edu.

APT Repository

For information on adding the repository or finding and installing CU packages, visit the the CU CS APT repository site.

Standard Development Environment and Virtual Machine 

For content and information related to the official CU CS development environment and Virtual Machine, see the SDE page. You can also download the VM or view VM Install Sessions.