Carnegie Mellon University

You play an important role in your student's career development, and we encourage you to become familiar with the services offered by the Career and Professional Development Center.  The CPDC web site provides you with information about our services and job search resources.

  • Encourage your student to visit the Career and Professional Development Center and explore a variety of career fields
  • Discuss your experiences in college and the job world. Help your student reflect on what he or she wants from a career
  • Share your experiences with interviewing, networking, and career decision-making
  • Once your student has chosen a career to explore, help arrange informational interviews with coworkers, family, or friends in the same (or a related) career field
  • Make a commitment to talk (and listen) to your student about career-related issues and challenges

The CPDC's Resource Library contains a variety of career-related educational materials to assist your student in their career journey. Career fair preparation tips, resume/cover letter guidance, job and internship search advice, and virtual platform links are just a few of the many resources available to you and your student.

See where last year's class went after graduating from Carnegie Mellon:  graduate school, employers, and locations.  Find out the high, low, median and average salaries for students in each field on the Outcomes page of our website.
If your company or organization is interested in hiring Carnegie Mellon students and alumni, please register for a Handshake account.  This will allow you to post jobs and internships, as well as search the student resume database.  For more information, please read our instructions for posting jobs and internships.

Become a CPDC Career Champion!

Watch a recording of the Tartan Family Webinar Series discussing the CPDC Career Champions program! The Career Champions program is a series of training workshops designed to educate faculty and staff on how to have effective career conversations with students to support them in their career journeys.