Recruiters recognize that our graduates are exceptionally prepared to make an impact in organizations and in the marketplace.  Carnegie Mellon's Career Services team works closely with students and companies on all aspects of the career process.

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Career and professional development support

Carnegie Mellon’s Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) has a team that serves the Tepper School undergraduate population — students who are majoring in economics and in business.

While some students enter Carnegie Mellon knowing exactly what they want to do in life, most do not. One of our goals is to help our students understand the vast array of career possibilities. Our program partners with the CPDC's Tepper School team, who orchestrate the career exploration, experiential learning and career networking needs of students. 

Through one-on-one conversations and workshops, as well as connecting students with alumni, the CPDC's Tepper School team offers comprehensive career development services. Freshmen students through alumni can schedule an appointment to meet with a career consultant. Students have access to many career-related events, including an annual professional development and workshop calendar, company information sessions, visit to employers, job fairs such as the Business Opportunities Conference and Wednesday Night Insights speaker series, which feature senior alumni and recruiters who visit campus and share corporate and industry overviews with our students. 

Continuing your studies — graduate school

Roughly one-third of our graduating students attend graduate school (either academic or professional). These students work with faculty, academic advisors, pre-professional advisors (e.g., health professions, pre-law, etc.) and members of the CPDC to identify and acquire the skills necessary to gain entrance and be successful in their chosen graduate school programs. Recent graduates are attending academic graduate programs at:

  • Boston University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Duke University
  • Harvard University
  • Penn State University
  • Princeton University
  • Stanford University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  • Yale University

Recent alumni also are attending professional graduate programs around the world in business administration, computer science, engineering, languages, finance, informatics, law, medicine, mathematics and applied statistics. 

Beginning your Professional Career

Our graduates are employed all over the world. Recent employers include:

  • Accenture
  • Apple
  • Boston Analytics
  • BlackRock
  • Citi
  • Deloitte
  • Freddie Mac
  • IBM
  • JP Morgan
  • Microsoft
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Procter and Gamble
  • UBS
  • U.S. and non-U.S. governments/institutions

Employment and Career Statistics

The diagrams below provide a snapshot of what functions and industries our students venture into after graduation.

Job Destination by Function and Industry

Undergraduate Economics Career Statistics

Click here for detailed salary and destination information provided by the Career and Professional Development Center.