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Career Development at Carnegie Mellon

The Career Development Office (CDO) is dedicated to connecting well-prepared, knowledgeable and enthusiastic students with potential employers. CDO is a bridge for students who are moving into the professional world, ensuring they have the workplace skills that complement their first-class Carnegie Mellon education.


Career Services

The Career Development Office opens the channels of communication so employers see the quality of CMU graduates, and students gain real-world experience.

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When jobs become available, we facilitate a systematic process, posting job advertisements and encouraging qualified students to submit their resumes. We pass on the resumes to employers who then short-list candidates.

CDO uses the Handshake platform to help match qualified students with job opportunities.

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Internships and Sponsorships

When jobs, internships and sponsorships become available, the CDO posts the information and encourages qualified students to apply. The CDO collects resumes for employers and helps arrange interviews for short-listed candidates.

Job Shadowing

CDO arranges for job shadowing to give students the experience of walking through the work day of different professionals.

Career Learning

Throughout the academic year, the CDO arranges events to introduce students to prospective employers. These events include information sessions, day-long workshops, networking sessions and career trips. CMU-Q also participates in the Education City Career Fair.

Preparing young professionals


The CDO helps students develop the professional skills to move seamlessly into the workplace.

  • Counseling students to ensure their aspirations are in line with their interests and aptitudes.
  • Providing workshops on professional skills like resume writing. Each year the CDO compiles and publishes the resumes of the graduating class, an invaluable resource to employers.
  • Developing interviewing and networking skills. Before networking events and career fairs, the CDO helps students develop skills like interviewing, dressing appropriately for the workplace and communicating effectively.

Career Development Office Contacts

Mohammed Mirza
Senior Career Consultant