Graduate Professional Development
We provide opportunities for graduate students to build skills and networks for the future by offering professional development workshops and resources. Current and prospective students are invited to explore upcoming workshops and events.
Professional Development @ CMU
Career & Professional Development Center
The Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) is Carnegie Mellon University’s centralized career services center, providing a comprehensive range of services, programs and materials focusing on career exploration and decision making, professional development, experiential learning and employment assistance to meet student goals of finding satisfying jobs today’s evolving workplace.
Communication Support has trained consultants who are ready to help students with any kind of written, verbal or visual project.
Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence
The mission of the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence is to distill the research on learning for faculty and graduate students and collaborate with them to design and implement meaningful educational experiences. We believe that combining the science and art of teaching empowers our colleagues to create the conditions for students to learn and, through this learning, transform their world.
Graduate Career Resources
Graduate Career Resources is a database of university-wide, college-specific and local career resources for graduate students.
Graduate Conference Funding
Graduate Conference Funding is provided by the Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) and the Provost's Office, and is managed by the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. The goal of the funding is to enable more Carnegie Mellon graduate students to make presentations at key conferences/exhibitions in their fields or attend conferences and learn about the broader field of study to which they belong.
Language & Cross-Cultural Support
More than 60% of graduate students at Carnegie Mellon University are international students, and others are nonnative speakers of English who have attended high school or undergraduate programs in the U.S. Many of these students want to hone their language and cross-cultural skills for academic and professional success. Language and Cross-Cultural Support provides resources for students who need them.
Public Communication for Researchers
The relationship between researchers and the public impacts us all, affecting our freedom to do our work, the funding of our research and the policies that shape our world. Researchers’ ability to impact the world hinges on the trust and understanding between them and the rest of society. Public Communication for Researchers (PCR) invites graduate students to help shape the conversation.
Professional Development Workshops & Events
Evidence-Based Interview Preparation
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024 5-6:15 p.m., Dean's Office Conference Room (Baker 154R)
Translating your skills through effective storytelling is key to showcasing your ability to perform a given job. In this session, we will highlight best practices in preparing for industry interviews through job description analysis, example preparation and storytelling strategies. Tips for navigating industry interview tools, such as HireVue and Big Interview, will also be addressed.
Hosted by Katie Flanigan, career consultant, Career and Professional Development Center
Job Offer Negotiation: Tips for Measuring and Communicating Your Market Value
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, 5-6:15 p.m., Dean's Office Conference Room (Baker 154R)
How do you know if you are receiving a fair and competitive job offer? This session will focus on strategies for researching your market value using company data, online salary tools, and CMU outcomes data. We will also discuss how you can professionally communicate salary expectations and counter job offers in order to secure an opportunity that aligns with your personal and professional needs.
Hosted by Beth Jameson, career consultant, Career and Professional Development Center