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Because our program is small by design, the Career Opportunities Center (COC) team is able to deliver individualized attention. You will find that the COC offers a wide variety of events and services to assist you in every step of your career development.

Assistance during the employment search

Throughout your internship and full-time job search, the COC will provide many resources and services including:

  • 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 alumni and employer contact database.
  • Individual assistance with offer evaluation and negotiation.

Career Exploration

The COC provides many avenues for career exploration of different functions and industries, including:

  • Individual counseling appointments with counselors with business backgrounds and experience.
  • Web-based CareerLeader Assessment.
  • Career panels featuring alumni and corporate friends from a wide variety of functional areas.
  • Career fairs and student club treks.
  • Corporate Presentations providing the opportunity for up-close and personal exploration and networking.
  • Presentations and workshops are recorded and available for students via the COC website for those that can't attend.

Career Fairs

The COC actively participates in a variety of career fairs throughout the year.

  • Carnegie Mellon Career Fairs
  • Consortium Orientation Program
  • Forte 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

Corporate Events

The Career Opportunities Center 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, about 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.

Resume and Interviewing Skill Development

In addition to workshops covering resumes, cover letters and interviewing skills, the COC offers the following services:

  • Individual Appointments for the review of resumes and cover letters.
  • Resume books which are available to employers.
  • Videotaped mock interviews.
  • Individual appointments for feedback from on-campus interviews.

Career Treks

The COC actively partners with student organizations and alumni relations to coordinate treks to various cities throughout the world. Several days in a city will yield a number of company visits, lunches and/or dinners with alumni, networking events and other related activities. Recent treks included visits to Boston, Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, Silicon Valley, Seattle, Washington DC, and Hong Kong.

COC Workshops

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.

  • Behavioral Interviewing
  • Career Fairs - Consider Attending and Preparation
  • How to tell a STAR story
  • Case Interviewing
  • Cover Letters
  • International Student Job Search
  • Interviewing Tips
  • Mentoring
  • Networking
  • On-campus recruiting introduction
  • Optimizing the internship
  • Resume writing


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Recruiting Partners

Our success, and the success of our students, is due to our long-standing relationships with hundreds of companies. We are grateful for continued partnerships we've had with so many organizations across the globe!

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