Recruiters often cite our graduates' exceptional strategic, analytical performance as one difference that set them apart. From project courses and internships to full-time employment, Tepper School undergraduates are prepared to make an impact.

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A Career Advantage

Our graduates’ starting salaries are ranked among the highest in undergrad compensation, according to Businessweek, and one reason for our impressive employment and salary statistics is the marketplace recognition of Tepper School graduate preparedness. The rigor and caliber of our program has a reputation of excellence that exceeds that of many of our peers. From complex analytics and modeling to strategic planning, our undergraduate students perform at high levels and thus are among recruiters’ favorites.

Likewise, the access to the Carnegie Mellon campus is another key advantage. The business school does not have departments. Our culture promotes exploration and exposure to diverse fields. Students take classes across various colleges, alongside students in different disciplines — contributing to a broader mindset and skill set.

We work diligently to maintain strong recruiting relationships, often lasting decades, to exceed recruiters’ needs. The Career and Professional Development Center hosted 131 on-campus interview opportunities and 419 individual interviews for undergraduate business students in 2013-2014. Students accept job offers from a wide range of companies, including:

  • American Eagle
  • BNY Mellon
  • Citi
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Deutsche Bank
  • eBay
  • Freddie Mac
  • General Mills
  • IBM
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • PNC
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Teach for America

Students have access to many career-related activities, including:

  • annual professional development and workshop calendar events;
  • company information sessions;
  • visits to employers;
  • job fairs, including the Business Opportunities Conference and the Wednesday Night Insight speaker series, featuring senior alumni; and
  • campus visits by recruiters to share corporate overviews with students.

The average starting salary for 2013 graduates was $66,426 with a median salary of $70,000.

The Carnegie Mellon Career and Professional Development Center has a career consultant who works solely with undergraduate business students from the Tepper School of Business. Freshmen through seniors can schedule an appointment to meet with the career consultant.

Learn more about the career services Carnegie Mellon has to offer.