Carnegie Mellon University

Networking Opportunities 

MS IRP students are presented with opportunities that are unique to Carnegie Mellon University. The department has fostered close relationships with various corporate and federal entities throughout the country that provide students with hands-on opportunities to become further engaged in the field of international relations and politics.

MS IRP-AMP Class of 2020 Trip to Washington, DC

The Class of 2020 visited Washington, DC, at the end of the fall 2019 semester to explore the varied career opportunities awaiting them after graduation in spring 2020. The cohort visited Senator Bob Casey's office, the Organization of American States (OAS), the Indian Embassy, the Institute for the Study of War (ISW), Pew Research Center, and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), among other sites. 

Indian Embassy
United States Institute of Peace
Organization of American States
Institute for the Study of War
Senator Bob Casey's office

MS IRP-AMP Class of 2019 Trip to Washington, DC

The Class of 2019 cohort visited the nation's capital to meet with experts at various government agencies and think tanks. Students visited the Pentagon, the National Counterterrorism Center, Pew Research Center, the United States Institute of Peace, and Blue Origin, among other sites. They also had to chance to speak with DC-based alumni to hear how they transitioned from campus to the Beltway. The trip offered students a firsthand glimpse of the career opportunities available to them.

Read more about the trip to Washington here.

Students met with Dr. Kiron Skinner, the Taube Professor of International Relations and Politics at CMU and current Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State.
Students spoke with CMU alumni currently working in DC.
Students met with experts at the United States Institute of Peace.
Students met with experts at the United States Institute of Peace.
Students heard about the intersection of technology and security at CDI.
Students attended an event at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.

MS IRP-AMP Trip Class of 2018 to Silicon Valley

The Class of 2018 cohort had the chance to travel to the Bay Area and meet with corporate executives and seasoned tech professionals at some of Silicon Valley's top tech companies. Some notable guests students had the opportunity to speak with were Ray Lane, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at CMU and Partner Emeritus at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Safra Catz, CEO of Oracle Corporation, and Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Alphabet Inc. The trip also included site visits to Salesforce and Sourcegraph, both of which are located in the heart of San Francisco. 

Read more about the trip to Silicon Valley here.

Ray Lane
Safra Catz
Safra Catz 2
Eric Schmidt
Eric Schmidt 2
Salesforce 2