Carnegie Mellon University

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Professional Development Opportunities

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IPS Professional Development Series: Resume/Cover Letter Lab

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Posner Hall 392
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Do you want IPS to help you find a job or internship? This academic year, IPS is partnering with Kristin Staunton from CMU's Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) to bring students a soup-to-nuts series on securing a job and/or internship!

The first session will be a resume and cover letter lab intensive. This thirty-minute session will go over best practices and tricks of the trade for you to implement on your own materials.

After the lab, you'll have the opportunity to sign up for an individual session with Kristin to do a deeper dive into your resume and cover letter to help your applications stand out from the crowd.

Upcoming lab intensives within this series will include:

  • Conducting a Job and/or Internship Search
  • LinkedIn and Networking
  • Mock Interviews and Job Negotiation
    ...Stay tuned for more information!

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IPS Professional Development Series: National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance

Thursday, September 30, 2021
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Posner Hall 392
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Join Stacy Moore, Program Manager of Malware and Cyber Threats from the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA), for an information session about upcoming internship opportunities at NCFTA.

About Stacy Moore

Stacy currently works at the National Cyber Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as the Program Manager of Malware and Cyber Threats.  She’s held several IT positions in the information security and cybersecurity field for more than twelve years.  The various roles range from a database administrator to CISO. 

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IPS Professional Development Series: Job/Internship Search Lab

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Posner Hall 392
Register here


Do you want IPS to help you find a job or internship? This academic year, IPS is partnering with Kristin Staunton from CMU's Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) to bring students a soup-to-nuts series on securing a job and/or internship!

The second session will be a job and internship search lab intensive. This thirty-minute session will go over best practices and tricks of the trade for looking for that next step in your career path.

After the lab, you'll have the opportunity to sign up for an individual session with Kristin to do a deeper dive into your specific interest areas.

Upcoming lab intensives within this series will include:

  • LinkedIn and Networking
  • Mock Interviews and Job Negotiation
    ...Stay tuned for more information!

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IPS Professional Development Series: US Foreign Service

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Posner 392
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Curious about diplomacy? Join Diplomat in Residence for NY Metro (NJ, NY & PA) Danielle Harms to learn about career and student opportunities with the US Department of State. Ms. Harms (a PA native) has been a career member of the US Foreign Service for more than eighteen years. She will share some of her own experiences from around the globe as well as student and career opportunities available with the US Department of State.

About Danielle Harms

Danielle A. Harms is a career member of the US Foreign Service and the Diplomat in Residence for New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Ms. Harms joined the Foreign Service in March 2003 and is a Public Diplomacy career track Foreign Service Officer. Her most recent assignment was in the Foreign Service Institute’s Orientation Division as the Coordinator for the State Department’s flagship “SOAR” course (Specialist Orientation) and other US government agency orientation training. Ms. Harms’s domestic assignments in Washington, DC include service as the Senior Advisor to the Office of Eastern European Affairs covering Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova (EUR/EE); the Senior Israel Desk Officer in the Office of Israeli and Palestinian Affairs (NEA/IPA); and the Public Diplomacy Desk Officer for 10 countries in Central Europe (EUR/PD). Ms. Harms has also served overseas as the Deputy Public Affairs Officer at US Embassy Stockholm, Sweden; Cultural Affairs Officer at US Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan; Political Officer at US Embassy Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina; and as Consular Chief at US Embassy Reykjavik, Iceland. Learn more about Ms. Harms.