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
Career Fair & TartanTRAK
Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley is home to 180 masters and Ph.D. students in the fields of software engineering, software management, and electrical and computer engineering. The Silicon Valley Career Fair is held each spring, and students from both full-time and part-time programs are invited to attend, so you will have the benefit of reaching both traditional grad school hires and interns, as well as working professionals who can be available for current openings. Technical students from our Pittsburgh campus have also been invited to attend, including students from the Information Networking Institute’s information technology program.
CMU's Career and Professional Development Center (located at the Pittsburgh campus) can provide information about participating in career fairs, recruiting sessions and posting to the online TartanTRAK system.
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.