The Tepper School's Career Opportunities Center

Throughout your internship and full-time job search, the school’s Career Opportunities Center (COC) will provide many resources, services and avenues for career exploration of different functions and industries.

  • Web-based CareerLeader Assessment
  • A Web-based system for on-campus recruiting, applying for on-campus interviews, distributing job descriptions via e-mail and completing resume referrals
  • Access to our global alumni and employer contact database
  • Career panels featuring alumni and corporate friends from a wide variety of functional areas
  • Career fairs
    • Carnegie Mellon Career Fairs
    • Consortium Orientation Program
    • Forté Foundation Conference
    • Japanese/English Bilingual Job Fairs
    • National Association of Women MBAs
    • National Black MBA Association Career Fair
    • National Society of Hispanic MBAs Career Expo
    • Net Impact North America
    • Reaching Out (LGBT MBA)
    • WestPacs (Pittsburgh)
    • Women for Hire Career Expo
    • Student club treks
    • Corporate presentations providing the opportunity for up-close and personal exploration and networking
      • The COC provides students with opportunities to learn about numerous companies through a series of corporate presentations.  Corporate presentations are also recommended for students trying to learn more about career paths in general.  Last year, more than 80 presentations took place.  Presenters usually include representatives, frequently business school alumni , from various levels in the company who speak about careers within the organization.  In addition, students are given insight into the company’s management style and corporate culture.
      • Individual counseling appointments and workshops with counselors with business backgrounds and experience
        • The COC offers an impressive variety of workshops.  The list below represents the workshops offered in an academic year.  Workshops are often offered multiple times through the course of the year and are recorded and available on the COC website for those who cannot attend.
          • Resume Writing
          • Behavioral Interviewing
          • Career Fairs – Consider Attending and Preparation
          • How to Tell a STAR story
          • Cover letters
          • International Student Job Search
          • Interviewing Tips
          • Mentoring
          • Networking
          • On-Campus Recruiting Introduction
          • Optimizing the Internship
          • Industry and Functional Career Introductions
          • Leveraging Tepper Resources
  • In addition to workshops the COC offers the following services to students individually:
    • Appointments for the review of resumes and cover letters
    • Resume books which are available to employers
    • Videotaped mock interviews
    • Feedback from on-campus interviews
    • Assistance with offer evaluation and negotiation