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.

Hosts sign up  9/1 - 10/22
Students sign up and apply to job shadow opportunities 10/23 - 11/12
Hosts review and rank student applications 11/13 - 11/26
Hosts and students are matched 11/27 - 11/30
Hosts and students receive match notifications 12/1
Job shadowing timeframe 12/18 - 1/16

Tartan Talks


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.