Recruitment at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley
There are a number of ways companies can recruit our students.
- Participating in the annual Career Fair
- Providing full-time job opportunities
- Supporting internships and mentor programs
- Sponsoring fellowships
- Sponsoring research projects
MS Software Engineering & MS Software Management
The master’s programs at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley provide a unique blend of technical, organizational and business skills to the software student. To succeed in the software industry, the professional needs to be able to have a strong foundation of technical skills, while also being able to work in teams effectively, communicate well across different functional areas, and understand business concepts that impact the larger strategy of companies. Our students in the MS Software Engineering and MS Software Management programs focus on different areas based on their specific career goal and track curriculum.
To meet our MS SE and MS SM students, participate in our Career Fair or participate in on-campus recruiting. For more information, contact Mikelynn Romero, associate director of career services and student affairs.
MS Information Technology, Information Networking Institute
Summer internships in Silicon Valley are a requirement of the MS in Information Technology programs in Mobility, Information Security and Software Management, which are offered through Carnegie Mellon's Information Networking Institute. By summer, MSIT students have completed two semesters of rigorous coursework at Carnegie Mellon and are eager to join a professional setting where they can apply their knowledge and skills.
MSIT students have interned successfully in the past with Apple, Riverbed, Boeing, Bosch, Ericsson, and Verisign. For example, Eisha Kher, Class of 2010 (Mobility), interned with the Apple iPhone Application Team, where she worked to automate user data integrity checks post software version upgrades and test application GUI. At the end of the summer, she was offered a full-time position with Apple as a Quality Assurance Engineer.
After a summer internship, MSIT students begin the program's capstone experience during the final semester, the MSIT master's project practicum, which is an opportunity for industry partners and students to collaborate on a solution for a new instance of a real-world problem.
For more information about recruiting opportunities or to meet our students, contact the Director of Career Services and External Relations, Jennifer Burkett.