Carnegie Mellon University


EST&P graduate students have many educational, professional development, and social opportunities at CMU. This page offers a few examples, some that go beyond the boundaries of the program, the College of Engineering and the University to support and encourage a wide range of student intellectual, technical, professional, social and sporting activities. For more information, also visit the Office of Student ActivitiesGraduate Student Assembly (GSA), or the CMU Activities Board. 

CMU Energy Week

Hosted by the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation

On March 25-28, 2019, Carnegie Mellon’s Scott Institute for Energy Innovation will celebrate CMU Energy Week 2019, an event designed to educate, inform and debate energy policy; highlight research and innovation; and prepare for the future. Students have the chance to participate in a variety of competitions, roundtables/seminars, and look for employment at the energy career fair. EST&P is a proud co-sponsor of this event.

Sign up for the CMU Energy Week 2019 mailing list to receive updates on when registration opens and as programming is announced.  Questions? Drop the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation a line here.  Read about the success of Energy Week 2018.

EST&P Energy Symposium

The Energy Symposium brought the new generation of engineers, scientists, researchers and policy makers together with industry representatives to promote a dialogue on the current energy landscape and the future of various careers in the energy industry.  The Symposium aims to highlight some of the recent movements in the energy field such as technological innovations, climate change, consumer trends, political shifts and more.

This event was organized by the masters student's in the Energy Science, Technology and Policy (EST&P) M.S. program in the College of Engineering and jointly supported by EST&P Staff and Carnegie Mellon’s Scott Institute for Energy Innovation.

Professional Development

Various opportunities each semester, for example:

  1. Career consulting and job search preparation through CPDCGCC, and Grad Education
  2. Career Search and Networking Workshop/"Boot Camp" for EST&P and MS-RT students
  3. Guest lectures and distinguished speaker seminars
  4. Language and Cultural Support
  5. Opportunities to participate at regional energy conferences and competitions such as CMU Energy Week, CU Energy Week & Case Competition, Duke Energy Week, MIT Energy Conference, ARPA-E Energy Summit, Engineering Sustainability Conference, etc.
  6. On-campus Job Fairs

Clubs and Organizations

Take advantage of education beyond the classroom

There are many student-run groups and professional societies who host a variety of events.  Here are links to see what's going on at CMU:

Social Events

Sponsored by EST&P:

    • Orientation Breakfast & Lunch
    • Welcome Picnic
    • CPT/Internship Panel Happy Hour
    • American Thanksgiving Dinner
    • December Graduate Recognition and Holiday Luncheon
    • Spring Kick-off Dinner (off-campus)
    • Energy Week Reception for students & alumni
    • Diploma Ceremony Breakfast Reception

Additionally, GSA sponsored activities are organized through the elected EST&P GSA representative. Past activities included: Ski trip, bowling, lunch/breakfasts/happy hours, rock climbing, ice skating, Kennywood Amusement Park, etc.