Carnegie Mellon University

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Carnegie Mellon University is dedicated to providing a culture of inclusion and breaking down barriers that inhibit our students, of all needs and abilities, from reaching their full personal, academic and professional potential. 

The goal of The Olitsky Family Foundation Career Readiness Program is to break down the barriers-of-entry for students with emotional and cognitive differences in their career-search process.  The program takes a unique, 3-pronged approach by engaging our 1) students, 2) local campus community and 3) employer partners in various events to achieve long-term, sustainable success for our students.


1-on-1 Student Coaching


Receive individualized, on-going coaching from a career-support staff dedicated to helping them achieve their career goals.

Work 1-on-1 with a career coach to:

  • Develop your own individualized goal plan.
  • Build the skills needed to write a resume.
  • Receive support on the career search process.
  • Find a job &/or internship.
  • Practice your interview skills.

For 1-on-1 coaching, contact Amy Tavares at atavares@andrew.cmu.edu


Career Readiness Workshop


Sept. 21st, 10:00am-3:00pm, Danforth Conference Room CUC 

Participate in a career-readiness workshop that will teach you the basics of the job-search process and allow you to practice professional skills in a safe, risk-free environment. 

Attend the Career Readiness Series to:

  • Build personal career goals, sharpen your resume, and improve skills for the job-search process.
  • Develop effective professional communication strategies to improve networking and interview skills

 REGISTER HERE today via Handshake


Student-Employer Connect Event


October 4th, 10:00am-11:30am, Danforth Conference Room CUC

Students and employers will engage in a unique opportunity to connect and network in a structured environment.  This event will enable our students to apply the professional skills they have developed through the program, as well as provide our employers with a chance to meet candidates from CMU.

 REGISTER HERE today via Handshake


Interface Social Group


Every student deserves to feel a sense of belonging in our campus community. Connect more deeply with peers through activities and conversations. Learn and respect each other’s differences while celebrating similarities and building meaningful relationships. Anyone and Everyone is welcome!

 Group features:

  • On and off campus activities
  • Deep discussion dives
  • Making connections
  • Free food!

 Contact Miranda Mlincek at mmlincek@andrew.cmu.edu for additional information.


Student-Employer Connect Event


October 4th, 10:00am-11:30am, Danforth Conference Room CUC

Employers are invited to engage with students from universities in the Pittsburgh area in a unique opportunity to connect and network within a structured and risk-free environment.

RSVP to atavares@andrew.cmu.edu


Neurodiversity Competency Training


October 23rd, 9:30am-10:30am, Danforth Conference Room CUC

Discuss and develop strategies to implement when working to hire and support students with cognitive and emotional differences.  This workshop will be open to staff, faculty, and employers, thus allowing you to network, learn, and support each other based on various occupational perspectives. Educational materials, practice scenarios, and group discussions will be included.

Refreshments will be provided. RSVP to atavares@andrew.cmu.edu


Neurodiversity Competency Training


October 23rd, 9:30am-10:30am, Danforth Conference Room CUC

Discuss and develop strategies to implement when working to hire and support students with cognitive and emotional differences.  This workshop will be open to staff, faculty, and employers, thus allowing you to network, learn, and support each other based on various occupational perspectives. Educational materials, practice scenarios, and group discussions will be included.

Refreshments will be provided. RSVP to atavares@andrew.cmu.edu

If you are interested in learning more about the program or would like to participate in any of the above events, please email Amy Tavares at atavares@andrew.cmu.edu