Career Services

The INI strives to provide its students with the finest in career services. As a student at the INI, you have career services and counseling available to you in the INI building through the Career Services and External Relations Office, as well as the resources of Carnegie Mellon's Career and Professional Development Center.

Career services offered by the INI include:

  • Resume reviews
  • Career exploration consultation
  • Internship/job search consultation
  • Career services workshops and events
  • Employer relations

View the INI's post-graduation data, internship statistics and a cumulative list of employers of INI graduates.


Jessica BudikJessica Budik
Associate Director of Career Services
4616 Henry St., Office 105
(412) 268-1289
Email Jessica

Job Fairs on Campus

In the fall:

Technical Opportunities Conference (TOC) - The TOC attracts Carnegie Mellon's technical students and provides a way for companies to personally meet talented students interested in full-time or summer internship positions. Dress in professional business attire.

In both the fall & spring:

EncompassCMU is a great place for you to network with actively recruiting companies. Firms from all fields will be in attendance, so get ready to polish your resume, do some research, and make some connections! Note: There is a strict business formal dress code.

In the spring:

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley Converge Career Fair-  The Silicon Valley campus hosts a job fair in the spring for students who are seeking either full-time or summer internship opportunities. The Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley Career Fair is for currently-enrolled, degree-seeking Carnegie Mellon University students and alumni.

Mock Interviews

A mock interview is a simulated interview designed to assist you with improving your interviewing skills. A recruiter volunteers his or her time and will provide feedback on your strengths and weaknesses, so you can improve and be ready for the upcoming recruiting season. If you are interested in doing a mock interview, you may schedule one by contacting Jessica Budik.

The INI Career Roadmap: Five Steps for Success

The INI Career Roadmap is a process designed to support your independent internship/job search. This process can help you organize your goals, identify skills you can use on the job, and target specific employers – all of which are useful as you develop yourself professionally.

  • Step 1: Career Exploration
  • Step 2: Prepare and Develop your internship/job search plan
  • Step 3: Implement your internship/job search plan
  • Step 4: Interview
  • Step 5: Deciding on and Accepting a Job Offer  

Important Campus Links

Carnegie Mellon Career and Professional Development Center:

  • CPDC Main Webpage 
  • Handshake 
    • The university's online recruiting system. Students can submit resumes, sign up for interviews, and find contact information for thousands of companies.
    • Campus workshops to aid your job search
    • Job Fairs/Employers coming to campus
    • Students can submit resumes 
    • Sign up for interviews 

Other Campus Resources:

Online Career and Academic Resources