Carnegie Mellon University

Schedule On-Campus Interviews

Recruiting for Tepper School students is guided by the Career Opportunities Center, where dates for interviews are coordinated.

Steps for Arranging On-Campus Interviews

1. Interview Date

Choose a date and at least two alternate dates by completing the Recruiting Date Request Form, or contact the recruiting manager at 412-268-1311.

2. Presentation Date

If a presentation date is requested, our office will call to set up a date (normally scheduled at least 30 days prior to the interview date).

3. Forms and Job Descriptions

After your OCR date is confirmed, complete the online Campus Recruiting Information Form and email your job descriptions to Lynn Urso at at least six weeks prior to the interview date.

4. Parking Arrangements

The most convenient parking for our recruiters is metered parking at the intersection of Tech and Frew Streets, near the Tepper School of Business, Posner Hall. If you would prefer to park at the East Campus Garage, and walk to Posner Hall, please call our front desk coordinator, Yvonne, at 412-268-2278 or email at least 3 weeks prior to the event to arrange parking.

Grade Policy

The Tepper School of Business does not rank graduating students according to overall grade attainment, although national surveys consistently rank our program as one of the most rigorous in the country. Throughout their education, students are urged to make maximum use of our course offerings by taking heavy schedules rather than selecting nominal schedules in search of high averages. We strongly encourage you to evaluate our students on the basis of the recognized excellence of our curriculum and their individual performance during your interviews.

The following guidelines have been established concerning disclosure of grades during the recruitment process:

  • Resumes sent to employers through the COC (including the Resume Book and pre-screened schedules) will not include Tepper School grade point averages.
  • The COC prohibits employers and students from discussing Tepper School grades during the initial COC-facilitated interview.
  • After the decision for the subsequent interview is made and conveyed, the student is free to provide the recruiter with any pertinent Tepper School grade information (e.g., transcript, GPA).
  • During the resume submission period, recruiters have the option to request that students submit a listing of current and completed coursework (without grade information) along with their resume and cover letter.

If, by strict company policy, you must request information from students concerning their academic performance at the Tepper School during the initial interview, please discuss that requirement with any COC staff member prior to any discussion with individual students. If you have any concerns regarding this policy, please let us know before leaving campus.

Call-Back Visits and Job Offers

Our program is quite rigorous, and students may find it difficult to plan their on-site, second-round interview. Your flexibility in permitting students to schedule visits around classroom commitments is appreciated. Please note that no classes are held on Friday.

In order to provide students sufficient time to explore career options, we have joined with other leading graduate business programs in establishing guidelines for offer deadlines. Employers are strongly encouraged to provide graduating students sufficient time regarding offer acceptance, up until Dec. 15 or three weeks after an offer (whichever is later). Summer internship candidates should be given until March 1 or one week after an offer (whichever is later) before requiring a response.

We recognize that some situations may require a faster response. In these instances, please inform the COC staff of the situation as soon as possible. Any student issue regarding a job offer is handled individually between the COC staff and the employer.

Companies are asked to provide information on offers made, offers accepted and salaries offered to the recruiting manager at This assists us in preparing an accurate employment report at the end of each recruiting year.