Global financial technology company, C2FO, creates partnership with Kansas State University’s computer science department.
In an era of constricted education budgets, corporate partnerships are essential to help Kansas State University provide exceptional and affordable higher education opportunities to all students. Corporate partners such as C2FO, Leawood, Kansas, support student learning and realize their investment as graduates enter careers well-prepared for the rigors of professional life. C2FO, a global financial technology and cash flow optimization company, recently established its K-State partnership by giving to the Computer Science Scholars Program in the College of Engineering.
C2FO is partnering directly with the Computer Science Scholars Program to develop computer science scholarship through academic mentorships, professional collaboration, networking opportunities, and recruitment of K-Staters for potential paid internships and full-time employment.
“We believe in K-State’s Computer Science Scholars Program because of the success we’ve seen first-hand in hiring high-quality student interns and graduates from the university,” said John Young, C2FO chief data and scientific officer.
The C2FO partnership will further connect K-State’s award-winning computer science department and students to cutting-edge innovations at the intersections of computer technologies, data science, global finance and business.
“We are excited to grow this partnership with C2FO,” said Scott DeLoach, professor and computer science department head. “We look forward to how this innovative company will challenge student and departmental capacity to meet the fintech industry exponential demand for machine-learning and data research skills.”
The C2FO and K-State computer science department partnership is one of several of the company’s investments in education in Kansas and the Kansas City metro area. C2FO started YEP KC or Young Entrepreneurs Program, Kansas City, a hands-on internship program for high school students that focuses on entrepreneurial thinking and development through practical experience.
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