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The CPDC has created these short videos on common career-related topics so that you can access the information you need at any time.  Just click on any of the following video topics for a wealth of information and great tips. Please check back often as we will be adding more video topics as we complete them.  You may also view these videos on the CPDC YouTube Channel.

Tips from fellow students and employers on the best practices in preparing for and attending the many career fairs on campus, as well as many other topics. 

The "Ask the Expert" series features CPDC Career Consultants providing expert advice on topics such as Interviewing, Technical Interviews and Negotiating a Job Offer.

INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES

Our CPDC Career Expert gives advice on best practices, tips, and strategies for making a strong impression during an interview in this two-part video.

COMMON INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

Two CMU students are interviewed giving both strong answers and those that could use some work.  The CPDC interview expert guides you through each one, detailing what was and was not working during these practice answers.


Todd (Computer Science Major)

Emily (Technical Writing Major)

Question 1: Tell Me About Yourself

Question 1: Tell Me About Yourself

Question 2: What are your strengths?

Question 2: What are your strengths?

Question 3: What are your weaknesses?

Question 3: What are your weaknesses?

Question 4: Tell me about a situation where you demonstrated leadership.

Question 4: Tell me about a situation where you demonstrated leadership.

Question 5: Tell me about a time when you failed.

Question 5: Tell me about a time when you failed.

Question 6: Tell me about a group project when one person did not complete his or her part of the assignment.

Question 6: Tell me about a group project when one person did not complete his or her part of the assignment.

Technical Interviewing 

Expert advice from Len Hill, Engineering Executive at GE Transportation, on successful strategies for technical interviews.

Negotiating a Job Offer

Our CPDC Career Expert provides insights and strategies for making the most of job offer negotiations.

Using Your Elevator Pitch

Learn tips and best practices for engaging and making an impact with potential employers during career fairs and other important networking situations.

The following are situational examples of elevator pitches made by CMU students, some good and others in need of work. The CPDC interview expert guides you through each one, detailing what was and was not working.

Utilizing Your Coursework and Projects

Leveraging Your Leadership Skills

Using Research Experience

Discussing Service Experience

Transferable Skills

Your Pitch Outside Career Fairs

networking

Learn the basics of NETWORKING in a group setting. Watch different scenarios and learn what to do (and NOT to do) in order to successfully navigate a networking event!


These short videos featuing our CPMs will help if you need assistance using Handshake, LinkedIn, or finding and using the many resources on the CPDC website.


These videos are helpful for CMU graduates and current students alike, as they grow professionally. 

The CPDC hosts workshops and guest speakers who deliver excellent in-depth information on a variety of important career topics you're looking for. Please check back often as we will be adding more video topics as we complete them. 

CPDC Workshops and Speakers

CPDC Career Express Workshops

Tips from Chinese CMU Alumni for Job/Internship Searching in the US (in Mandarin)                                                                                                                      

文化冲击:来自卡耐基梅隆中国校友的在美求职建议

Behavior-Based Interviewing                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Presented by General Electric                                                                                                                                              

Finding a Great Internship

Presented by Rachel Amos, CPDC

Summer Internships

Presented by Credit Suisse

Technical Interviewing Tips

Presented by Michael Coblenz, former senior software engineer in the Silicon Valley

Technical Interviewing

Presented by VMWare

Overcoming Challenges and Taking Advantage of Opportunities in the U.S. Job Market

Presented in Madarin by Donna Tung

Encoding Your Value: How to Optimize Your Experience and Market Yourself

Presented by Pitney Bowes

Dress For Success - Women's Edition

Presented by Angela Lynn Style Group

How to Interview the Company

Presented by Applied Predictive Technologies

Dress For Success - Men's Edition

Presented by Angela Lynn Style Group

Your Online Professional Identity

Presented by LinkedIN

How to Get Any Job with Any Major

Presented by Donald Asher

The Leader in You

Presented by Johnson & Johnson

On-Site Interviews

Presented by Ray Mizgorski, CPDC