Graduate Education - Carnegie Mellon University


Graduate Students - Congratulations!

We hope you are settling in! Copies of University-wide Orientation presentations may be found here. A listing of university resources can be found under Programs and Services.

Highlights - Events and Opportunities

Jan 19, 2015

McGinnis Venture Competition Application Deadline (Extended)

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Jan 20, 2015

Internships: Workshop


The key to a productive internship search is to begin early. Many internship opportunities exist, but you have to know where to find them. This program will offer a timeline to follow your internship search, highlight resources available, and give you methods to help land a great summer opportunity.

The Career & Professional Development Center

Jan 21, 2015

The Art of Pitching Your Invention or New Business Venture

12:00-1:30 pm

Newell Simon Hall 3305

Learn the elements needed to create a successful elevator pitch and  effective Pitch Deck that will entice your audience to learn more about your venture at this informative workshop presented by Andy Hannah, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship and Analytics and Entrepreneur-In-Residence at the University of Pittsburgh Business School. Lunch will be provided.

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Finance Committee


Graduate Student Assembly

Jan 22, 2015

Connecting Lunch


Graduate Women's Gatherings

On-Site Visits and Interviewing: Workshop


You worked hard to create your resume and to get that first interview. Now you have a site visit (interviews at the employer’s location)! Join us to learn how to make that site visit a success. Learn what the day will be like: what kind of interview questions to prepare for, what to wear, what to order for meals and how to pace yourself for those all-day interviews at a company.

The Career & Professional Development Center

Microteaching Workshop


A-70 Cyert Hall

In this interactive workshop, participants teach a 5-minute lesson and receive feedback on their teaching from the other participants and the workshop leaders. These lessons are videotaped. (Note: This workshop can count toward the Future Faculty Program's teaching feedback consultation requirement, but not the seminar requirement. Attending the workshop and following up to watch and discuss the video of your lesson with an Eberly colleague can substitute for one of the two teaching feedback consultations required for the Future Faculty Program.)

Eberly Center

Blogging Club

Public Communication for Researchers

Jan 23, 2015

Benefits and Perils of Using Open Source Code for your Startup

3:00-4:30 pm

Newell Simon Hall 3305

A number of recent CMU startups have figured out ways to commercialize research using an open-source model, despite misconceptions that it is hard to make money using the software. Because it is free, there are no restrictions to use the software for commercial purposes. Elijah Mayfield, a former PhD student from CMU's Language Technologies Institute and CEO of LightSide Labs, led his company to acquisition by Turnitin this year. The LightSide Labs venture was also a former Project Olympus PROBE. Elijah will share his experience with commercializing research software in educational technology, discuss LightSide's founding, growth, scale, and the role that open source software and intellectual property played in the startup's success. He will also talk about best practices for building software that operates between open-source and proprietary code, focusing on viral open source licenses like the GPL. CMU's Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation (CTTEC) will also be available to answer questions.

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Full Calendar