The Career and Professional Development Center offers a variety of services for alumni. In addition to the specific services described below, alumni can use all of the resources available to current students.
To schedule an appointment with a Career Consultant:
I. Get a Carnegie Mellon alumni email address (@alumni.cmu.edu)
Classes of 2015/2016: Your alumni email accounts were created automatically shortly after graduation! Click here to access your account via the Alumni Association website. Log in using your Andrew ID, which will remain active after graduation.
Class of 2014 and earlier: You will need to request your alumni email address from the Alumni Association if you have not already. Click here to request your email address.
II. Set up your account in Handshake.
- Create your profile in Handshake (This must be done prior to requesting access to CMU)
- Request access to CMU in Handshake
- Wait for approval from The Career & Professional Development Center (no more than 3 business days)
- If you need more details about applying for a Handshake account, please click here.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Job Fairs / Networking Opportunities
Alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend all CPDC organized job fairs and networking events hosted by our office around the country. CMU Connect is a forum for alumni to expand their network and participate in professional development programming.
Giving Back - Job Shadowing and Informational Interviews with Students
- Take a Tartan to Work - Host a Job Shadowing Experience
The Take a Tartan to Work program allows alumni employers to provide students hands-on exposure to assess their “fit” in different work environments, clarify career goals and direction, and better understand the connection between academics and the world of work. During university class breaks, sponsors offer a student the opportunity to spend the day with them at work.
- TartanTalks - Host an Informational Interview
These informational interviews take place year round, and are designed to help students navigate the networking world while connecting them with experienced alumni in their field of interest. By signing up to conduct one of these thirty minute informational interviews over the phone or Skype, you will receive the satisfaction of sharing your professional experience with future fellow alumni.