Carnegie Mellon University

Take a Tartan to Work


The Take a Tartan to Work program allows alumni to provide students hands-on exposure to assess their “fit” in different work environments, clarify career goals and better understand the connection between academics and the world of work. As a volunteer, you will be expected to host a student and help them experience a typical day at your work. You can learn more by reading the PDFs linked on the side of the page,  or here where you can also register.

2018-2019 Timeline 

Hosts sign up  August 6 - September 30
Students sign up and apply to job shadow opportunities October 10 - November 4
Hosts review and rank student applications November 5 - 18
Hosts and students are matched and receive notification  November 19
Student deadline to contact host November 23
Deadline to set job start date December 7
Job shadowing timeframe December 10 - January 11

Tartan Talks

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Another way to connect with current CMU students is by signing up to participate in the Career and Professional Development Center’s new series Tartan Talks. These informational interviews take place year round, and are designed to help students navigate the networking world while connecting them with experienced alumni in their field of interest. By signing up to conduct one of these thirty minute informational interviews over the phone or Skype, you will receive the satisfaction of sharing your professional experience with future fellow alumni. Register to take part in this program here.