For Students-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

For Students-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Career Services for CMU-SV Students

The Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley campus makes several career resources available to CMU-SV students. Whether you are searching for a job or internship, exploring career interests, developing your network, need help evaluating a job offer, or have any other career-related questions or concerns, we are here to provide expertise and guidance throughout your time at Carnegie Mellon. In addition to individual appointments, we also offer professional development workshops on a variety of topics and facilitate connections between employers and students by hosting career and networking events.

Make an Appointment

Are you a current student and need personal assistance or guidance? Make an appointment with a career coach by clicking on our advising page, selecting a day and time that works for you, and providing details about the topic(s) you would like to address during your appointment (see list below). After submitting your appointment request, please email your resume directly to your career consultant.

Individual appointments might cover the following topics:

  • Resume or cover letter review
  • Exploring professional interests
  • Navigating career uncertainty
  • Moving past roadblocks in your job or internship search
  • Handling career rejection
  • Dealing with social, personal, or familial pressure
  • Feeling like your approach for finding a job / internship is not working
  • Interview practice for a specific upcoming interview (i.e. mock interview)
  • How to market your skills, knowledge, and interests to employers
  • Evaluating and negotiating a specific job or internship offer
  • Non-academic job search for PhD students

Professional Development Workshops

Career and professional development topics that pertain to all students such as resume and cover letter writing, getting started with one's job or internship search, how to use LinkedIn or other social networks for a job or internship search, interviewing, etc. provide a great opportunity for students to learn together and for us to reach a wider audience on topics that we know are important for all students. For these topics, we invite students to attend a career workshop rather than individual appointment time. Workshops are offered throughout the academic year and topics are selected based on what students will likely be focused on during that time of year. 


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