Carnegie Mellon University

For Employers

Interested in engaging with the M.S. in Data Analytics for Science (MS-DAS) Program? There are a number of ways that you can get involved.

  • Become a Capstone Project Partner

An integral part of the MS-DAS program is the industry partnered capstone course. Partner organizations have access to a team of science-trained graduate students to work on a defined data-driven project.

Check out our Capstone Project page to learn more and submit a proposal.

  • Recruit an MS-DAS Student

The Career and Professional Development (CPDC) is the central office for recruiting at Carnegie Mellon University and can assist you with the process to post a position and hire at CMU.

Have additional questions about recruiting? Reach out to the CPDC’s Employer Relations Team at or email Gwen Stanczak, Director of MCS Graduate Programs at

  • Host an Information Session

Information Sessions are a great way to connect with a broad range of Carnegie Mellon students. You can request an information session via Handshake and are typically scheduled for 10:00 am – 9:30 pm ET Monday through Friday.

Have additional questions about scheduling your event? Reach out to the CPDC’s Employer Relations Team at or email Gwen Stanczak, Director of MCS Graduate Programs at

  • Participate in the MCS Professional Development Series

Throughout the academic year, the Mellon College of Science organizes a professional development series that focuses on scientific careers for masters and PhD students to learn more about post-graduate career opportunities. These workshops give employers the opportunity to highlight specific career functions within their organizations and provide graduate students with a broad understanding of the range of careers available. 

Contact Gwen Stanczak, Director of MCS Graduate Programs, for more information and to participate at


MSDA Program

Capstone Project

The goal of the Capstone Project Course is to provide students with a real-world, data driven issue and allow them to apply the acquired techniques to design and deploy a solution.

Highlights of the Capstone Course include:

  • Access to teams of science-trained graduate students;
  • 15-week semester-long course offered in the Spring (January – May);
  • Faculty instructor lead with subject matter expertise in modern data science techniques;
  • No fee for sponsors! Capstone partners are welcome to make a philanthropic gift to support Mellon College of Science Dean’s Initiative Fund.

Projects can come from a variety of industries and organizations that are data-driven directed towards students trained in science-based disciplines. Check out our Capstone Overview and FAQs for more information.

Interested in proposing a project? Submit a Project Proposal today!

Contact Us

Ed Dunlea
Senior Director of Corporate and Government Relations
Mellon College of Science
Phone: 412-268-3207

Ally Jump
Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Mellon College of Science