Carnegie Mellon University
October 18, 2016

Colbert Drops by CMU, Offers President Obama Resume Tips

Obama and Colbert

President Barack Obama received some unsolicited career advice during his visit to Carnegie Mellon University for the White House Frontiers Conference.

Stephen Colbert, host of CBS' "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert," stopped by to videotape a skit that aired on Monday, Oct. 17 with Obama, who is in the final 100 days of his term.

"I'm so thrilled to join you here at Carnegie Mellon University," Colbert said, "and just like all the students out there taking part in the White House Frontiers Conference, you too will soon be looking for a new job. Isn't that interesting?"

"And I am honored that you asked me here to help," Colbert said.

"Stephen, I didn't ask you here to help," Obama said. "I still don't know how you got in here."

Colbert donned a blue vest and wore a fake mustache to turn into office manager Randy, who conducted a mock interview that included asking Obama where he was born and questioning his lack of any promotion in the last eight years.

"Honestly, there wasn't a lot of room for advancement in my last job," Obama said. "The only one with a more powerful position was my wife."