Carnegie Mellon University

Career Resources

Office of the Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Education (AVPGE)

Contact: Suzie Laurich-McIntyre, Ph.D.

The Office of the Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Education (AVPGE) offers academically focused seminars and workshops that advise, empower and help retain all graduate students.

Programs include the Professional Development Seminar Series, the Doctoral Career Paths Seminars, Graduate Women's Gatherings, Inter-University Student of Color Dinner/Speaker Series, Summer Professional Development Workshops for Doctoral Students, Mentornet (electronic mentoring program for diversity in science and engineering), GradUate Small project Help (GuSH), and G.S.A. Graduate Student/Provost Conference Funding.

Career & Professional Development Center

Contact: 412-268-2064 /
Location: West Wing - 2nd Floor

The Career & Professional Development Center is staffed with Career Consultants who are assigned to serve students in individual colleges other than the Heinz College and Tepper School of Business (see below). Career Consultants can assist graduate students in writing resumes, vitae and cover letters, preparing for interviews and planning job search strategies for summer, part-time or professional employment.

Other highlights of value to graduate students include the on-campus interview program, career-related workshops, Career Consultant walk-in hours and TartanTRAK that contains job and internship positions, and off-campus part-time positions.

The Versatile PhD

Contact: 412-268-2064 /

Versatile PhD is an online resource designed to help humanities, social science and STEM PhDs identify, prepare for, and succeed in non-academic careers. CMU graduate students, faculty, alumni and others have free access to premium resources provided through the University's subscription to Versatile PhD.  The Virtual PhD is a collaborative resource offered by the Career and Professional Development Center and the Office of the Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Education

College-Specific Career Service Centers

Heinz College Students: Career Services

Career Services partners with Heinz College students to develop a personalized career plan and to build effective tools and resources for career search and development. It also provides support to Heinz alumni with continuing career resources and networking opportunities.

Tepper School of Business Students: Career Services

The Career Opportunities Center (COC) hopes to partner with current Tepper students and alumni to navigate through the career search process. There are a number of job search resources made available to you through the COC.

Information Networking Institute Students: Career Services

The Information Networking Institute (INI) Career Services strives to provide its students with discipline-specific career resources.

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