Engaging Alumni

Strategic Recommendation

Create opportunities for engagement with alumni on a global scale.

Carnegie Mellon alumni represent a diverse group of individuals with incredible talent and expertise. By providing enriching opportunities for alumni to support and remain connected with Carnegie Mellon, they will continue to learn, develop skills, and expand their networks, while also enhancing the campus community and student experience. The university will:

  • Foster opportunities for education and networking among alumni to enhance career and professional development.
  • Offer alumni meaningful ways to engage with current students, faculty, staff, and each other, including mentoring, career planning, and internship programs.
  • Expand access to lifelong learning opportunities for alumni, facilitated by technology-enhanced learning.


Recent Accomplishments

  • Academic Year 2017-2018 is the 50th Anniversary of the merger of Carnegie Tech and the Mellon Institute. Themed For the Founders, the year-long celebration features a series of high profile events, including a highly successful anniversary weekend CMU celebrated in November 2017.
  • In FY16, CMU conducted over 500 events—including a multi-city tour—that engaged nearly 22,000 alumni, students, parents and friends of CMU around the globe.
  • The CMU Alumni Association has launched CMUThink, a series of events that feature CMU faculty discussing topics from the Internet of Things, to fixing the future, to the intersection of brain mapping and art.
  • CMU has also launched the Alumni Career and Executive Coach Program, an effort to match alumni who are executive, communications, and/or career coaches as mentors with fellow alumni on a range of topics.