IPS Professional Development Series
The Institute for Politics and Strategy Professional Development Series provides opportunities for IPS declared majors and minors to network, to learn about internships, and to build valuable skills to help prepare for life after CMU.
Sessions are held throughout the academic year, and each will focus on a different topic. Please email the program manager to learn more.
Upcoming Spring 2020 Events*:
*In an effort to maintain some consistency for our students during this time of uncertainty, we have developed a series of virtual professional development opportunities through the remainder of the semester. Sessions will be held on Zoom, and we request advance RSVPs for each of the sessions when possible.
Mr. Richelmi will discuss how Carnegie Mellon helped him on his career path, advice for a career with the NSA, and how COVID-19 has impacted his job and the agency.
Fireside Chat with Dan Gilman (DC 2004), Chief of Staff for Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto
Mr. Gilman joins us to answer your questions about working in local government and to talk about the City of Pittsburgh's response to COVID-19.
Networking 101 with Juan Acosta (DC 2015)
Mr. Acosta, who graduated with majors in Hispanic Studies and Global Studies and received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant, will host a remote session on networking. Learn best practices and tricks of the trade to make the biggest impact at your next networking event — whether it's virtual or in person.Monday, April 20, 2020
Join us on Zoom
Spring 2020 Events (Past)
|February 5, 2020||
Intelligence and Government Career Expo (during Encompass from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., on the 2nd floor of the CUC)
Intelligence Community Panel (featuring panelists from the CIA, DIA, FBI, NGA, and NSA, and will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
If you are interested in one or both events, please register in Handshake.
|February 25, 2020||
Visit from Sarah Bast, campus recruiter for the National Counterterrorism Center.
Agenda to include individual meetings with students interested in careers in the Intelligence Community, as well as an analytic simulation, which will be a race against the clock as students evaluate intelligence reports, determine analytic lines of effort, brief their findings, and assess how new developments impact their assumptions and prior analyses.
Fall 2020 Events
Etiquette Dinner and Networking Reception with Natalie Bencivenga, SEEN editor and digitally syndicated AskNatalie advice columnist, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Alumni Webinar Panels: Think Tank/Research, Non-Profit/Advocacy, Private Sector
Fall 2019 Events
|September 11, 2019||Resume Workshop with Kristin Staunton from CMU's Career and Professional Development Center|
|September 23, 2019||National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Internship and Career Session with Jessica Branch, NGA Campus Recruiter|
|October 17, 2019||Foreign Service Internship and Career Session with Tiffany McGriff, Diplomat-in-Residence|
|November 20, 2019||Writing Workshop with IPS Professor Ignacio Arana|
IPS Students talk with Diplomat-in-Residence Tiffany McGriff