Consider a Career in AI
Space to Make Impact
About College Pathways
AI4ALL College Pathways is a new initiative designed to spark interest and increase persistence in AI-related careers for undergraduate students who represent new voices in AI. The program offerings are co-hosted with universities and will connect participants with an approachable introduction to AI, internships, career-readiness resources, and a supportive on-campus peer community.
College Pathways Programs
Spark Interest in AI and Explore Career Paths
Build On-Campus Peer Community While Building a Portfolio
Get Connected With Internships
How it Works
College Pathways programs support students to become leaders in AI who have a social impact and ethics lens and who have experience applying AI to their own areas of interest–from healthcare to public policy to tech. AI4ALL works with university partners to launch College Pathways programs on campus, providing experiential learning and career-building opportunities complementary to AI coursework your university already offers.
Who Should Participate?
We aim to serve the following undergraduate students, especially those at the intersection of two or more of these identities:
- Indigenous Peoples, Black, Hispanic or Latinx, Pacific Islander, and Southeast Asian
- Trans and non-binary; two-spirit; cis women and girls
- Lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, and queer
- Students with a demonstrated financial need (for example, high school students who qualify for free/reduced lunch or college students who receive financial aid)
- First-generation college student
- Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion
- Interest in creating supportive pathways into and around your computer science and AI courses for students of color, women and non-binary people, low-income students, first-gen students, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer students
- AI courses offered
- AI research faculty on campus
- Get a hands-on introduction to computer science and AI
- Learn about AI’s social and ethical impacts
- Explore AI career pathways across a variety of fields
- Build an AI project portfolio
- Connect with peer community
- Access AI internships
In spring 2020, College Pathways piloted Discover AI at two universities. Discover AI is a program that connects college students who are considering multiple career paths with an approachable, inclusive introduction to AI. We plan to launch additional programs and take on more university partners in the future.
Changemakers in AI
Once you complete the College Pathways AI research program, Apply AI, you are invited to join our alumni network, Changemakers in AI. As part of this lifelong network, you have access to a supportive peer community, technical skills training, internship support, and career preparation & coaching. Our goal is to support you to become a leader in AI in your own way.
As AI continues to lead current innovation, it is important to make future leaders from different disciplines aware of how it can be used responsibly. Through AI4ALL's [Discover AI] program, students from diverse majors and social status get to share their perspective and learn their role in making AI work for them. This is an indispensable opportunity.Diane Uwacu, College Pathways Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
I really enjoyed investigating how artificial intelligence impacts areas that interest me personally. The program maintained a good balance between technical and ethical discussions.Samantha H., College Pathways Participant, Texas A&M Student
I loved learning everything about AI and what is used to create it. I feel like my knowledge in AI has deepened, and I feel like I could see myself working in this field in the future.Joceline B., College Pathways Participant, Texas A&M Student
Bring AI4ALL College Pathways to Your Campus
Interested in creating pathways into artificial intelligence for college students who are undecided? Learn more about AI4ALL College Pathways, or nominate your university to participate.
Bring High School Students On-campus
Interested in launching an AI4ALL Summer Program for high school students at your university? Learn more about becoming an AI4ALL Summer Programs university partner.