Carnegie Mellon University
Life After the MS

Life After the MS

A CEE degree can be both challenging and rewarding and our students master fundamental and cutting edge skills. In addition to these skills, our students also are prepared with life skills for continuous learning, entrepreneurship, communications and problem solving. These highly marketable skills can give our graduates a competitive edge when seeking post-graduate employment or deciding to continue a planned area of study.

For student looking to enter the workforce, the Carnegie Mellon Career and Professional Development Center is an important resource for graduates, providing them with valuable resources to aid in their career search.

Along with university sponsored career fairs, CEE holds an annual departmental Career Fair in the fall. Several recruiters from civil and environmental engineering consulting firms and industry across the country attend this event and are able to discuss post-graduate and internship opportunities.

CEE also publishes an annual resume book which is sent to hundreds of recruiters nationwide.

Graduating M.S. Students Wishing to Enter the PhD Program

Graduating MS students who were not admitted to the Direct Entry (MS/PhD) program wishing to continue on for a PhD in the department must apply for admission to the PhD program.