Carnegie Mellon University

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 monthly, and each will focus on a different topic. Please email the program manager to learn more.  

Fall 2019 Schedule:

Date Title
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

Spring 2020 Schedule:

Date Title
January 2020 (date TBD) Internship Bootcamp
January 2020 (date TBD) Networking Reception and Etiquette Dinner with Natalie Bencivenga, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette SEEN Editor
February 2020 (dates TBD) Alumni Webinar Series: Public Sector, Think Tank, Foreign Service
March 18, 2020 Information Literacy Session with IPS Post-Doctoral Fellow Dan Silverman
April 1, 2020

National Security Agency and the Law Session with Paul Richelmi, CMU alumnus and Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Attorney at the NSA


IPS Students talk with Diplomat-in-Residence Tiffany McGriff