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Tartans share a love of learning, and the CMU Alumni Association wants to help you expand your knowledge and skills through career and professional development — with an entire month of events and resources just for Carnegie Mellon alumni.

Throughout Career & Professional Development Month in May, we’ll be sharing tips, programs and activities for alumni to help them jump-start their careers, master new techniques, build their networks and gain other critical tools for success.

Upcoming Events

Leadership Infrastructure: Building Preparedness

Tuesday, May 25 at 7 p.m. ET

Join a conversation with two CMU alumnae exploring our individual and societal needs in this pandemic and what/where we go next as future-ready leaders.

The Business of E-Commerce: Connecting in Emerging Economies

Wednesday, May 26 at 8 a.m. ET

Join a trio of CMU alumni and leaders in Indonesia, China and India for an insider’s perspective on the global e-commerce industry and details on the growth and evolution of B2B, B2C and C2C in emerging economies.

My Heart is in the Work: Alumni Career Stories

Wednesday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. ET

Come hear the career stories of fellow alumni from various backgrounds, graduation years and career fields including recruiting, entrepreneurship, health care marketing, engineering and more.

Alumni Virtual Career Fair

Thursday, June 3 at 1 p.m. ET
Registration Opens May 17

Connect with employers from various locations, industries and functional areas who are looking to hire for mid-level to experienced full-time roles. An active email account is required to register. 

The Career and Professional Development Center is your resource to:


Explore job postings, career fairs, workshops, CareerShift job search/career management platform and GoinGlobal resources.

Career Counseling

Receive support from CPDC career counselors or alumni career and executive coaches.

Career Resources

Browse videos, quick tip guides, college- or field-specific resources and more.

Career Events

Attend CPDC-organized job fairs, such as EncompassCMU, Spark, the Creative Arts Opportunities Conference and more.

ICYMI: Event Highlights & Recordings

Build Your Career: Strategies for Job Seekers During the Pandemic

Tim Lo (DC 2002, HNZ 2003), Owner of Your Next Jump, shares how having a concrete business strategy is essential to stand out among the competition. (Recorded in January 2021.)

Unlock the Power of Presence to Wow Others on Zoom

Joanna Lovering (BXA 2004), Founder of Copper + Rise, walks us through how to prefect our executive presence in virtual meetings and presentations. (Recorded in December 2020.)

Crafting a Stand Out Resume

Elizabeth Gross (DC 1990), Head Diva at Job Search Divas, covers resume best practices including the best information to highlight, what to leave off, formatting and content guidelines. (Recorded in August 2020.)

Conversations are Loading: Across the Decades

Hear from alumni in this panel discussion moderated by CMU student Govind Menon (DC 2022). Panelists include Iris Dart (CFA 1966), Rick Donner (DC 1975), Sachiko Takayasu (DC 1985), Jeremy Toeman (DC 1996) and Chanté Adams (CFA 2016). (Recorded in April 2021.)

Expand your Tartan network by using Carnegie Mellon University resources to connect with fellow alumni.

CMU Networks

As a Tartan, you have an opportunity to join one of our many volunteer-led regional, identity or student organization networks. No matter your location, your career, your favorite hobbies or what you did for fun on campus — like Buggy, Scotch‘n’Soda or Kiltie Band — there is a network for you!

Swartz Center

The Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon University is a system of programs and activities that offers a unique path of entrepreneurship education, engagement, collaboration and opportunity — for a truly transformative learning experience.

CMU Tech & Entrepreneurship

This community of Tartan entrepreneurs creates a space for you to knowledge share, build community and offer advice and support. Join their Slack community to get connected and learn more about their Startup Job Board.

99 Tartans

TThe mission of 99 Tartans is to partner with highest potential early-stage CMU alumni companies and accelerate their success through access to capital and networks. Join 99 Tartans as a founder or an investor and help make the CMU entrepreneurial ecosystem the best in the world.

Online Community

Community is CMU’s online hub that combines the personal connections of social media with CMU's global alumni directory, professional development resources and the latest CMU news. And, it’s only for Tartans!