Carnegie Mellon University

Job Shadowing Programs for Students

Take A Tartan To Work


This job shadowing program provides opportunities for undergraduate students to explore career fields by visiting a host professional at their business or organization for one day. Job shadowing can be an invaluable opportunity to connect and network with professionals and alumni in numerous career fields. The information gained can be used in choosing a major, assessing your fit in a work environment, or for preparing for a summer or professional job search.

In order to be approved, you must log in to the CPDC Job Shadowing platform to complete your profile, and then you must meet with a member of the Experiential Learning Team. To sign up for a job shadowing meeting, enter your name on the Google Doc here. If none of these days or times work for you, please email before February 13th. If you participated in this program last year, you will be automatically approved and will not need to attend a meeting.

Once you attend this meeting, you will be approved to start communicating with our alumni.

*If you completed a job shadowing appointment last semester or year, you will not need to come in for another meeting*

Hosts sign up 1/8 - 1/21
Students sign up and apply to job shadow opportunities 1/22 - 2/13
Hosts review and rank student applications 2/14 - 2/20
Hosts and students are matched 2/21
Hosts and students receive match notifications 2/22
Job shadowing period 3/9 - 3/16

Tartan Talks

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New to Networking?  Interested in getting inside information about a career option? Would you like to connect with professional CMU alumni?

Tartan Talks is the CPDC’s new informational interviewing series. This program is geared to the undergraduate student who wishes to connect with CMU Alumni and gather information about a job, career field or company culture. Students who sign up will be matched with an Alumni based on their mutual industry/field of interest for a 30 minute-1 hour long interview via phone or Skype. To participate in this program, register on Xinspire!