Carnegie Mellon University

Professional and Social Opportunities

Students admitted to the program as freshman will be invited to live in a designated cluster of rooms on campus. The common living experience will help cement a group identity, foster a collaborative work culture and add an experiential component to the program.

QSSS students will also participate in a focused seminar series that invites speakers to campus to help students in the program see how the skills they are developing get applied both in frontier research and in practice. CMU star faculty and talented practitioners from consulting firms, tech firms (e.g., Google or Facebook), hedge funds and government agencies with strong analytical capability are invited to demonstrate how these techniques are applied in scientific research, public policy and industry. This will also help connect our students with potential advisors and internship employers.