Carnegie Mellon University

Staff Council

The voice for staff at Carnegie Mellon University

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March 16, 2022

Staff Council Rep Feature: Caedyn Busche

Caedyn Busche is an At-Large Representative.

Caedyn Busche, CPDC Career Counselor/Assistant Director

At-Large representative

DEI+B and Wellness Committees


What made you want to get involved with Staff Council?

I’m absolutely fascinated by the inner workings of large institutions like universities, and after speaking to a colleague who is also on Staff Council, I became excited at not only learning more about how the university supports staff, but I was also excited to get to have a say in that support!


What do you wish more people knew about Staff Council?

Staff Council is a great way to support fellow staff members, but it’s also a fantastic way to meet and network with other staff members too! If you’re interested in meeting people outside of your department and getting to know them both on a professional and personal level, Staff Council is a great way to do that.


What do you wish more people knew about CMU?

The art, music, and drama performances are second-to-none and I always encourage new transplants to Pittsburgh to keep an eye on the events happening around campus. I might be biased because I work with this population of students, but Lunar Gala, Playground, and Open Studios are always my favorite events of the year. Best of all, most of these events are free or very cheap. Everyone should take advantage of these offerings!


Do you have any tips for making the best out of winter in Pittsburgh?

Do a soup tour! I make it a point of eating from local/small businesses in the area, and in the winter, my biggest comfort food is soup. So I recommend hitting up a new restaurant one a week/once every other week for the best soup that that restaurant can offer. I adore Pho Minh’s vegetarian pho in Garfield, Everyday Noodle’s Beef Tendon Noodle Soup in Squirrel Hill, and Onion Maiden’s Burning Witch Soup in Allentown.


How can your constituents get in touch with you?

Feel free to email me: Let’s get tea! =)