Jennifer Burkett FeyrerJennifer Burkett Feyrer

Director of Corporate and Alumni Engagement

Jennifer leads the strategies and activities related to alumni, advising current students in career development, and building ties with corporate partners. She has years of experience in communications and relationship building that enable her to address all aspects of these areas. Throughout the year, she advises INI students on their career development activities by reviewing resumes, presenting on interviewing and job hunt skills, and consulting with students as they search for internships and full-time positions.

Jennifer also works closely with the university’s central offices for alumni services and professional development in order to engage INI students with opportunities and resources available across Carnegie Mellon. She also works closely with the event planning team at the INI to plan networking events around the globe. She is constantly looking for new ways that members of the INI community can reconnect and build upon their relationships with each other. During her time at the INI, Jennifer has been involved with several major events, such as the INI's 20th and 25th anniversary celebrations, the Athens MSIN’s 5th anniversary celebration in Greece and meet-ups with regional alumni across the nation.

Jennifer has worked in career services for over 15 years, previously at Carnegie Mellon for five years. Other universities she has worked for include West Virginia University, University of Pittsburgh and Johns Hopkins University.

INI Interests

"The INI is a very exciting place to work! No two days are ever the same and, of course, our students make it all worthwhile."

INI & CMU Favorites

"Over my years at Carnegie Mellon, I have had many wonderful memories, but if I had to pick my favorites, I would choose the special events for our alumni and, in particular, the INI's twentieth anniversary celebration. Knowing that our graduates are well-equipped for a broad range of opportunities, it is a great pleasure to see our alumni return and talk about doing great things."

Recommendations to Students

"In terms of their job search, students must be proactive and assertive. I cannot emphasize that enough. In terms of the graduate school experience, I would recommend that students study hard and take full advantage of the INI and all that it has to offer. This is an amazing institution and the possibilities are truly endless."

Recommended Websites

  • TartanTRAK - Carnegie Mellon's Internet-based job search tool. Registered students can search for campus jobs, part-time and full-time jobs and internships, store their resume, and participate in on-campus recruiting, mock interviews and resume drops. TartanTrak provides students with a convenient website to manage their job and career needs.