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College Specific Resources

► College of Engineering - Undergraduate

Undergraduate Career Consultants

*BS, BME and EPP double majors, contact the Career Consultant for your primary major

Career Preparation Resources

Career Exploration Resources

Industry guides

Job & Internship Resources

Job Search Guides and Resources

After College Job Boards

Company Lists (by industry)

Aerospace [.pdf]

Energy [.pdf]

Metals [.pdf]

Renewable Energy [.pdf]

Biomedical Engineering  [.pdf]

Energy Consulting Firms [.pdf]

Pharmaceutical [.pdf]

Renewable Energy Consulting Firms [.pdf]

Ceramics [.pdf]

Environmental Engineering [.pdf]

Plastics [.pdf]

Robotics [.pdf]

Consumer Products [.pdf]

Hardware [.pdf]

Polymers [.pdf]

Steel [.pdf]

► College of Engineering - Graduate

Graduate Career Consultants

College-Specific Events & Programs

Graduate Student Career Consultant Office Hours
Drop-in office hours are held weekly for the following departments:

ChemE

Thursdays

2-4

Dougherty ChemE

Master's Student Lounge

CEE

Thursdays

2-4

Porter Hall CEE Dept.

118Q (Thesis Room)

ECE

Tuesdays

2-4

Hamerschlag Hall D207
EST&P

Tuesdays

2:30-4:30

Scott Hall EST&P

Master's Student Lounge

MechE

Thursdays

12-2

Wean MecheE

Grad Student Lounge

MII-PS

Wednesdays

2:30-4:30

Craig Street III

Collaborative Space

MSE

Wednesdays

2-4

Dougherty MSE

Master's Student Lounge

Office hours are held while classes are in session, September through May.

Career Preparation Resources

The below resources have been created specifically for College of Engineering Graduate Students:

Job & Internship Resources

► College of Fine Arts

Career Consultants

Career Preparation Resources

Job & Internship Resources
(Auditions, Competitions, Festivals, Residencies, and Grants/scholarships/fellowships)

School-Specific Information

Architecture: Architecture[.pdf]
Art: Art [.pdf], Artists CommunitiesMedia, Entertainment, & Journalism [.pdf]
Design: Design [.pdf]
Drama: Media, Entertainment, & Journalism [.pdf], Film [.pdf]
Music: Music [.pdf]

Arts & Entertainment Tip Sheet

Funding/Grant Programs

College-Specific Events & Programs

  • Creative Arts Opportunities Conference (CAOC) – Connect with employers in your field! 
  • Making a Living Living Your Dream
    • Art, BXA and Music Alumni Panels – dates to be announced
    • Drama guest speakers - dates to be announced
  • Design Confluence - program to foster connections with design professionals organized by the School of Design

Graduate School Resources

► Dietrich College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Career Consultants

Rachel Amos

  • Economics
  • Information Systems
  • International Relations & Politics
  • Social & Decision Sciences
  • Statistics
  • Undecided students with last names begining with A-L

Diane Taylor

  • English
  • History
  • Modern Languages
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Undecided students with last names begining with M-Z

Career Preparation Resources

Career Exploration Resources

Job & Internship Resources

Encompass Employer & Position Guide*

*Please note, employers are still being added to the career fair for Fall 2016.  For an up-to-date listing of employers attending Encompass, please see the Career Fair page in Handshake.

College-Specific Events & Programs

► Mellon College of Science

Career Consultant

Career Preparation Resources

Biology
American Institute of Biological Sciences, Careers for Biology Majors, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Career Guide

Chemistry
American Chemical Society 

Mathematics
American Mathematical SocietyMathematical Association of America, Operations Research and Analytics, Be an Actuary 

Neuroscience
Society of Neuroscience- Career Paths

Physics
Society of Physics StudentsAmerican Physical SocietyAmerican Astronomical Society

Graduate Students
Individual Development Plan is a tool for science PhDs to explore career possibilities and find the career path that fits you best.

Funding for Research & Unpaid/Low-paying Internships

Job & Internship Resources

MCS Job Search Guide

Spring 2017 Encompass Employer & Position Guide
Encompass Employer & Position Guide*

*For an up-to-date listing of employers attending Encompass, please see the Career Fair page in Handshake.  

AfterCollege Job Boards

Additional Resources

► School of Computer Science
► Tepper School of Business

Diverse Population Resources

► International Students

There are many resources on campus and at the CPDC for international students.

Job Search Resources:

On-Campus Resources:

► Graduate Students

There are many career paths for students completing a graduate program, with the two most common being industry or academia. Since the industry job search (information throughout this page) is a bit different than the academic job search, we want you to be prepared for whichever path you choose:

► Diverse Populations
► Career Tips and Advice

Tips from fellow students and employers on the best practices in preparing for and attending the many career fairs on campus, as well as many other topics. You may also view these videos on the CPDC YouTube Channel

Recruiter Insights for Attending Career Fairs  

Student Tips for Attending Career Fairs

Recruiter Insights for Successful Internships  

► "Ask the Experts" Video Series

The Ask the Expert series features CPDC Career Consultants providing expert advice on topics such as Interviewing , Technical Interviews and Negotiating a Job Offer.

1. Interview Techniques

Our CPDC Career Expert gives advice on best practices, tips, and strategies for making a strong impression during an interview in this two-part video.

Interview Techniques, Part 1

Interview Techniques, Part 2

2. Now "Let's Practice" Common Interview Questions

Two CMU students are interviewed giving both strong answers and those that could use some work.  The CPDC interview expert guides you through each one, detailing what was and was not working during these practice answers.

Todd - Computer Science Major

Emily - Technical Writing Major

Q1. "Tell Me About Yourself"

Q1. "Tell Me About Yourself"

Q2. "What Are Your Strengths?"

Q2. "What Are Your Strengths?"

Q3. "What Are Your Weaknesses?"

Q3. "What Are Your Weaknesses?"

Q4. "Tell Me About a Situation Where You Demonstrated Leadership"

Q4. "Tell Me About a Situation Where You Demonstrated Leadership"

Q5. "Tell Me About a Time When
You Failed"

Q5. "Tell Me About a Time When
You Failed"

Q6. "Tell Me About a Group Project When One Person Did Not Complete
His or Her Part of the Assignment"

Q6. "Tell Me About a Group Project When One Person Did Not Complete
His or Her Part of the Assignment"



2. Technical Interviewing

Expert advice from Len Hill, Engineering Executive at GE Transportation, on successful strategies for technical interviews.




3. Negotiating A Job Offer

Our CPDC Career Expert provides insights and strategies for making the most of job offer negotiations.

 

4. Using Your "Elevator Pitch"

Learn tips and best practices for engaging and making an impact with potential employers during career fairs and other important networking situations.

The following are situational examples of elevator pitches made by CMU students, some good and others in need of work. The CPDC interview expert guides you through each one, detailing what was and was not working.

Utilizing Your Coursework and Projects

Leveraging Leadership Skills

Using Research Experience

Discussing Service Experience

Transferable Skills

Your Pitch Outside Career Fairs

The CPDC has created these short videos on common career-related topics so that you can access the information you need at any time.  Just click on any of the following video topics for a wealth of information and great tips. Please check back often as we will be adding more video topics as we complete them.  You may also view these videos on the CPDC YouTube Channel.

► Workshops and Guest Speakers

The CPDC hosts workshops and guest speakers who deliver excellent in-depth information on a variety of important career topics you're looking for. Please check back often as we will be adding more video topics as we complete them. You may also view many of these videos on the CPDC YouTube Channel

CPDC Workshops and Speakers

CPDC Career Express Workshops

文化冲击:来自卡耐基梅隆中国校友的在美求职建议

(audio and text in Mandarin)'

‘Culture Shock:  Tips from Chinese CMU Alumni
for Searching for Jobs and Internships in the US’

Behavior-Based Interviewing

Presented by General Electric

Representatives from G.E. present tips and advice
on handling the behavorial-based interview.

Finding a Great Internship

Presented by Rachel Amos, CPDC

Learn how to create a timeline to follow for your
internship search, highlight resources available,
and methods to land a great summer opportunity.

Summer Internships

Presented by Credit Suisse

credit-suisse

Credit Suisse provides insights on what they look
for in a Summer internship cadidates, and ways
to present your qualifications effectively.

Technical Interviewing Tips

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Coblenz

Michael Coblenz, a former senior software engineer
in the Silicon Valley, talks about how to do your
best in interviews for technical positions.

Technical Interviewing

Presented by VMWare

VMWare represetatives walk you through the
ins an outs of the technical interviewing
Process.

Overcoming Challenges and Taking Advantage
of Opportunities in the U.S. Job Market

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tung

Presented in Madarin by Donna Tung, this
workshop focuses on students from China and
Taiwan and the unique issues they face when
contacting and interviewing with U.S. employers.

Encoding Your Value: How to Optimize Your
Experience and Market Yourself

Presented by Pitney Bowes

Presented by represtatives from Pitney Bowes,
this video contians great information about
maximzing your value to an organization and
tips on marketing yourself.

Dress For Success - Women's Edition

Presented by Angela Lynn Style Group

Tips for women on dressing professionally for
Job Interviews in order to inspire confidence.

How to Interview the Company

Presented by Applied Predictive Technologies

APT representatives discuss how to turn the tables
in an interview so you are asking the questions.

Dress For Success - Men's Edition

Presented by Angela Lynn Style Group

Tips for men on dressing professionally for
Job Interviews in order to inspire confidence.

Your Online Professional Identity

Presented by LinkedIN

LinkedIn discusses how your onilne personality
and brand impact your career search.

How to Get Any Job with Any Major

Presented by Donald Asher

Donald Asher, world renowned job guru, presents
about cracking the hidden job code with
research-based tips to help any job seeker.

The Leader in You

Presented by Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson presents concepts and ways
of thinking and traits of leaders.

On-Site Interviews

Presented by Ray Mizgorski, CPDC

You have a site visit (an interview at the
employer's location). Join us to learn how
to make that site visit a success.

We hope you find these videos helpful. If you have a suggestion for a video you would like to see, please email the CPDC.

► Screencasts and “How To” Videos

These short videos featuing our CPMs will help if you need assistance using Handshake, LinkedIn, or finding and using the many resources on the CPDC website.

Using LinkedIn Groups

Clever Ways to Connect on LinkedIn

Managing Your Privacy Settings on Facebook

The CPDC has created these short videos on common career-related topics so that you can access the information you need at any time.  Just click on any of the video topics for a wealth of information and great tips. Please check back often as we will be adding more video topics as we complete them.  You may also view these videos on the CPDC YouTube Channel.
► Professional Development

These videos are helpful for CMU graduates and current students alike, as they grow professionally. You may also view these videos on the CPDC YouTube Channel

Financial Advice with Michael J. Rutkowski, DC '88

Conflict Management with Lenny Chan

► Fun Stuff

These are videos created by students and staff at the CPDC just for fun. But beware: they may contain important job-search information as well. You may also view these videos on the CPDC YouTube Channel

The Spring EOC in 20 Seconds

You Never Know Where A Great Intership Will Take You

Quick Tip Guides

The CPDC has compiled Quick Tip Guides to assist you in all facets of your career exploration and job/internship search. These quick tips­­­ are not meant to replace scheduling an individual appointment with your career consultant, but they offer insightful career information and tips.

Explore Your Career
Write a Resume/Cover Letter

Find a Job/Internship

General

Interviewing

Basic Interviewing Tips

The following presentations have been delivered by CPDC Staff members and are linked to the specified workshops.

Workshop Date Workshop Title 
August 31, 2016 Career Fair Prep
September 1, 2016 Resume Writing: Basic
September 1, 2016 Resume Writing: Advanced
September 6, 2016 Interviewing Strategies
September 8, 2016 Elevator Pitch Practice