Carnegie Mellon University

Small but Mighty Networking

Tartan Circles are small, hand selected groups of like-minded CMU alumni who come together online to build their professional network. Circles are your place to go with questions and challenges when you’re exploring how to get your next role, start your own company or be a better leader, while sharing your experience and ideas with others. Circles offer you the chance to gain and give unbiased, candid advice and insights.

Benefits of joining a Tartan Circle include:

Video Calls Icon Weekly peer-moderated video calls

Member Focus Icon Dedicated meetings focused on each Circle member

Any Device Icon Participate from anywhere on any device with Zoom


By participating in the program, you will

  • Expand your professional network
  • Build meaningful relationships with fellow CMU alumni
  • Gain solutions and ideas from brainstorming sessions
  • Tap into the experience and skills of others
  • Increase confidence about taking the right actions to achieve goals

Who should participate?

CMU alumni like you who wish to

  • Discuss challenges and shape ideas
  • Share experiences with others
  • Expand their professional network
  • Reach or exceed professional goals
  • Commit to group meetings