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Educational Opportunities

Science, Technology, and Public Policy Additional Major / Technology and Policy Minor - Open House Events

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 4:00 - 5:00 & Friday, Oct. 27, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Baker Hall 129
The Science, Technology, and Public Policy additional major and Technology and Policy minor provide students in Dietrich, MCS, SCS, and Tepper with an extra dimension to their education in the areas where science, technology, society, and policy intersect. Course work emphasizes problem solving in multidisciplinary settings so that students have key analysis and communications skills employers are seeking and that are needed to address the complex problems facing our world. Both options are offered through the Engineering and Public Policy department.

Recent project topics include: serving ESL populations during disasters, improving biking infrastructure, improving effectiveness of emergency alerts, and air quality improvements from vehicle emissions testing.

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Business Minor Information Sessions

Interested in a minor in Business Administration? To find out more about the program, requirements, and application process, attend one of the following information sessions:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 24, 12:30 p.m., Tepper 132
  • Thursday, Nov. 9, 3:00 p.m., Tepper 132

Academic Development: Walk-in Tutoring

Walk-in tutoring is offered during the fall and spring semesters. Students can drop in between 8:30pm and 11:00pm Sundays through Thursdays at select residence halls and other campus locations. No appointment is necessary, just walk-in!

Academic Coaching

Academic Coaching is an assistance program that helps students acquire more effective and efficient study skills. The program is designed to help both students who are having academic difficulty and students who just want to improve their study skills. Student Academic Coaches (ACs) conduct group workshops throughout the semester and weekly individualized sessions that focus on various skills such as:

  • Time management
  • Avoiding procrastination
  • Taking lecture notes
  • Exam preparation
  • Reading textbooks
  • Memory Techniques

Students can choose to attend one or more workshops that are available throughout the fall and spring semesters or request an initial consultation with a staff member who will then set up individualized sessions with a student Academic Coach.

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Haciendo Enlaces is Starting Again!

Haciendo Enlaces (Making Connections) is a weekly opportunity to get together and talk in Spanish about topics related to identity, culture, current events, etc. Our primary objective is to create connections among undergraduate Spanish speakers at Carnegie Mellon (be they native speakers, heritage speakers, or intermediate-advanced students of the language). We also aim to occasionally invite faculty/staff Spanish speakers as guests to get students connected.

All undergraduate Spanish speakers are invited to participate

If you have questions, please send to:

Michelle Mirabella
Coordinator of Community Standards & Integrity, Housefellow of Boss & McGill
Student Life Suite
(412) 268–2142

Visit by Violinist Mariela Shaker

On October 25th, a very exciting figure will be coming to Carnegie Mellon! Her name is Mariela Shaker and she's a Syrian refugee who managed to escape the war in Syria by receiving a full scholarship to attend university in America, pursuing a degree in music. Now, she travels across the country and the world to perform and give talks about her experiences as a refugee, raise awareness for the crisis in Syria, and inspire young people to never give up on their dreams.

Mariela has performed at the Kennedy Center, for members of Congress, in front of the United Nations, and was honored at the White House as a Champion of Change by President Obama in 2015, among many other venues and honors. It will certainly be an honor for us to host her here at Carnegie Mellon!

Please come join us in hearing her story and her music in collaboration with The School of Music, The Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and many other student orgs! Tickets can be reserved for free on cmutickets.

Collaborating organizations include AB Lectures, Circle K, SLICE, PACE, Perfect Harmony, GSA, Roosevelt, AUO, and SDC.

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Study Abroad Peer Contacts 

Want to connect with other students who have studied abroad? Take a look at the Study Abroad Office's E-Peer Advisory network! All of the students listed in their database are happy to share their experiences.

PLEN Preparing Women to Lead Seminar: Women, Law, and Legal Advocacy

The PLEN Women, Law, and Legal Advocacy seminar is an ideal opportunity for students to network with women leaders in Washington, DC who are using their legal backgrounds to impact policy every day.

Notable Dates:

  • Women, Law, and Legal Advocacy: Thursday, Oct. 19 through Saturday, Oct. 21

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Galilee Institute One Land, Two Peoples, Three Religions - Winter Programme in Israel

Program dates: Dec. 28, 2017 – Jan. 9, 2018

All students, faculty members and professionals who wish to take a deep look at the diverse groups living in Israel/Palestine are invited to register for our winter program, "One Land, Two Peoples and Three Religions." This program focuses on the Jewish/Christian/Islamic religions, their roots in Israel and their relationship in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It presents the history as well as the current situation.

For more information and to register, please visit our website or contact Ms. Shoshi Norman, Director for the Centre for Middle East and Religious Studies.

Partial scholarships are available, as is an early bird discount for applications received by Friday, Oct. 27. 

Backpacking With a Purpose

Operation Groundswell is a non-profit organization that runs international volunteering programs, focusing on social justice issues and working alongside local activists, organizations, and communities. We are looking for globally conscious and socially active students who want to spend their summer exploring some of the most complex and beautiful countries in the world!

If you're into cultural exchange, meaningful community service, and off-the-beaten path adventure, apply today to secure an interview for one of your top choice programs!

Programs are filling up quickly so apply as soon as possible!

*Financial assistance is available for all students on our 35- or 40-day programs.

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American Enterprise Institute, Executive Council Program Rolling Application

The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington, DC, is home to some of America's most renowned economists, legal scholars, political scientists, and foreign policy experts. A nonpartisan public policy research organization, AEI is dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of a free society through independent thinking, open debate, and reasoned argument. It does this in part by providing educational and career development opportunities at the undergraduate level to the next generation of leaders through its Executive Council Program.

What do Executive Councils do?

  • Host events with AEI scholars; private dinners with business professionals and government officials; student debates; reading groups; and film and debate viewings.
  • Attend exclusive gatherings for public policy discussion and leadership training at AEI's headquarters in Washington, DC, and other locations around the country.
  • Connect with former students and alumni of AEI's Academic Programs to explore career opportunities in the world of public policy.
  • Write op-eds and articles in national publications and students newspapers.

To apply and learn more, visit the AEI Executive Council's webpage.

Dietrich Dates

Are you a freshman or sophomore looking for some support, mentorship or just to feel connected? Are you an upperclassman looking to pass on some tricks, wisdom and support? Just want to meet more Dietrich people?

Dietrich Dates is an effort to foster deeper peer learning in Dietrich’s community - a fun, easy way to connect with people you might not know in Dietrich. Sign up for a “date” - you'll be matched, and have two weeks to meet up. To prevent awkwardness, we'll have some big questions, activities and challenges to keep things fun, while building up a network of like-minded folks.

Get matched today!

Note: This initiative is part of early research into peer learning and mentorship, hopefully to design an awesome system for fostering productive peer relationships.