Professional Development-Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Professional Development

Both the Dietrich College and Carnegie Mellon are committed to helping students develop professionally.

At the university level, the Career and Professional Development Center is a great resource for students. Services offered include resume and cover letter writing assistance, jobs and internship searches, career preparation, career fair information and much more.

The Fellowship and Scholarships Office helps students fulfill their intellectual and professional goals by pursuing nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships.  

Within the Dietrich College, several resources and programs are available for students to develop outside of the classroom, including:


Under Construction: Building Your Future is an annual event that connects current Dietrich College students with alumni to explore all possible career paths.

Study Abroad - Combine your undergraduate Carnegie Mellon degree program with a semester or year abroad, and enjoy the best of both worlds: intercultural exchange and academic credits towards your degree.

Undergraduate Research - Compliment what you are learning in the classroom by participating in and conducting research.

Summer Internship Opportunity Grants - Dietrich College encourages students to find and undertake interesting internship opportunities for their summer employment. We understand that many of these opportunities are unpaid, or, at best, provide minimal pay. Yet it is often these very positions that provide students with first-rate, challenging work experiences that are invaluable in helping them define and move forward to their career goals.

We have instituted the Dietrich College Summer Internship Opportunity Grants Program to make it more possible for students to take advantage of less remunerative, worthwhile internship opportunities. Grants of up to $2,000 per internship are available.

Dietrich College Internship Insider - If you’re not sure what kind of internship is right for you or even what is possible, check out the Dietrich College Internship Insider for profiles of current students and their internship experiences. 2013 Internship Insider

Dietrich Honors Fellowship Program - This program provides summer funding support to rising seniors in the Dietrich College senior honors program as they undertake early-stage research and development of their thesis topics.

Career Options

CMU and the Dietrich College host and coordinate various events throughout the year to help students network, learn about internship and other opportunities, meet with employers and much more.

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career fairs, networking and more