When choosing a graduate program, it is important to get the student perspective. The CDM Student Ambassadors are a group of current graduate students who have volunteered to serve as representatives of the College of Computing and Digital Media. Ambassadors are available to answer questions for prospective students about the College, the curriculum, clubs and activities and more importantly to share with you their own personal experience as a graduate student at DePaul CDM.
Contact a CDM Student Ambassador today!
Undergraduate Studies:University of Michigan: Economics
Student Organizations/Activities:ACM-W, Women in Computing, Chicago Youth Centers
"As a member of the business world who is making the transition into technology, I'm happy to speak to prospective students about questions you may have. I am also a Chicago local and pretty involved with the city so please feel free to ask about all things Chicago."
Undergraduate Studies:University of Illinois, Urbana: English
"As a graduate ambassador I look forward to helping new students to become more familiar with all that DePaul has to offer. As a working professional and student I can share many tips on how to balance work and school."
Program:Human-Computer Interaction/Online Learner
Undergraduate Studies:Carnegie Mellon University: Computer Science
Student Organizations/Activities:Alpha Phi Omega
"As a distance learning student, I can discuss the benefits and challenges of becoming a distance learning student, as well as tips on how to overcome some of those challenges. I can also discuss ways to become more active in the DePaul community, which can be difficult to do when you are unable to visit campus often. Additionally, I did relocated to Chicago after my undergrad, so I would be happy to talk to prospective students about Chicago and making the transition to the area. If anyone is relocating to the northwestern suburbs of Chicago I can also provide suggestions on place to go and things to do in the area. Please feel free to reach out to me!"
Program:Computational Finance and Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence Concentration
Undergraduate Studies:Purdue University: Physics and Computer Science
"Please feel free to contact me about the masters programs in either Computational Finance or Computer Science. Also, as a full time employee and student, I'd be happy to answer work-life balance questions as well."
Undergraduate Studies:UW-Milwaukee: Theater Studies
Student Organizations/Activities:Digital Cinema Collaborative
Josh da Silva received his B.A. in Theater Studies from the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He has over 15 years of directing, producing, and art director experience. Josh's work has been featured at the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Gene Frankel Theater and the Milwaukee Performing Arts Center. More recently Josh's films have been featured at the Los Angeles Music Video Festival, the Chicago International Movie Music Festival and the Chicago Comedy Film Festival.
Program:Human Computer Interaction
Hometown:Downers Grove, IL
Undergraduate Studies:Indiana University, Bloomington: Religious studies
"With a background in liberal arts and work history in a non-tech related field, I can help anyone with questions about making the transition to CDM. Feel free to contact me about DePaul University's academic structure, student life, or anything else you may have questions about."
Program:Business Information Technology
Undergraduate Studies:UNSS, University of National & World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria: International Tourism
"As a student at CDM, who has earned their bachelor's degree in another country, I will be able to help you through the process of international admission when starting at DePaul University. Also, feel free to contact me with any questions regarding a transition from the financial industry to Business Information Technology and merging the fields of finance and technology. I am happy to be considered as your new friend at DePaul!"
Undergraduate Studies:Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology: Automation
"I am very glad to share my experiences while studying at DePaul University. I am also happy to share information to make you more familiar with the Loop and Lincoln Park campuses."
Program: Predictive Analytics
Hometown: Merrillville, IN
Undergraduate Studies: DePaul University, Marketing
Program: Network Engineering & Management
Hometown: Hyderabad, India
Undergraduate Studies: Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University, Electronics & Communications Engineering
Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico
Undergraduate Studies: DePaul University, Network Technologies
Program: Information Systems with concentration in Information Security & Compliance
Hometown: Bartlett, IL
Undergraduate Studies: DePaul University, Communications & Psychology
Program: Computer, Information and Network Security with concentration in Governance, Risk, and Compliance
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Undergraduate Studies: Northwestern University, Political Science
Program: MFA in Animation
Hometown: Crown Point, IN
Undergraduate Studies: Columbia College, Film/Video/Animation
Program: Information Systems with concentration in Information Technology Management
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Undergraduate Studies: DePaul University, BS in Information Systems
Program: Cinema Production
Hometown: Decatur, IL
Undergraduate Studies: Ball State University, Telecommunications/Production