Carnegie Mellon University

The Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) provides career advising to both current students and alumni, and also facilitates connections between students and employers through various campus recruiting events.

SCS students have an impressive array of career opportunities, for both internships and full-time employment and the SCS career consultant team supports student efforts to explore their career options and make careful, informed employment decisions. 

To learn more about career outcomes, please review the CPDC’s First Destination Report.

Handshake is CMU’s online recruiting platform. Through Handshake, students can schedule an advising session with their Career Consultant, search and apply for full-time and internship opportunities, sign up for interviews and learn more about potential employers and campus recruiting events.

SCS students have dedicated Career Consultants from the CPDC. Students can schedule one-on-one appointments with Career Consultants through Handshake.

After arriving to campus, students are encouraged to meet with their Career Consultant for assistance with Career Planning including:

    • Job/ Internship Search Strategy and Planning
    • Networking– Strategy and Communication
    • Interview Skills, Mock Interviews and Interview Preparation
    • Job / Internship Offer Evaluation and Negotiation

Career Consultants are also available to help with  Document Creation and Review of materials such as:

    • Resumes / CV’s
    • Cover Letters
    • Networking Communication
    • Portfolios

SCS students have the opportunity to attend multiple Workshops throughout the Fall/Spring semesters. Each workshop is tailored to provide information for specific career search milestones, such as the job/internship search process and evaluating and negotiating an employment offer. The group setting allows for student participation and the opportunity to ask questions.

 The CPDC is pleased to facilitate interactions between students and employers through various events.

 Students can visit Handshake for complete details and registration information for all Workshops and Career Events.

Prior to arriving to CMU’s campus, SCS Master’s students receive online career preparation modules that have been specifically designed to help SCS Master’s students become familiar with the CPDC and various career search topics and prepare career documents for their job/internship search.

The CPDC takes pride in the resources and support that we’re able to offer students through advising appointments and also through self-guided, online tools. We curate and fund a number of resources available only to CMU students to assist in the job search. A list of current resources can be found here.