At Carnegie Mellon University, it’s no surprise that students are career-oriented. What many fail to recognize, however, is the abundance of skills to be gained from working campus jobs, even if they’re not major-specific!
Does your student appreciate their Carnegie Mellon University community and connections? Are they looking to take on a more active, leadership role? The duties of an RA include facilitating a welcoming environment, connecting with fellow students, and learning valuable life and professional skills. Read on to hear from current RAs, and see if this position … Continue reading Is Your Student an Active Community Member? Learn About Becoming a Resident Assistant!
With finals approaching, it can be hard for students to avoid tunnel-vision and the looming anxieties about exams and culminating projects. A psychology study at the University of Illinois, however, showed that participants who took occasional breaks from their task had an improved sense of focus and memory-retention, versus those who took no breaks. Giving … Continue reading It’s Time for a Study Break! Six Ways For Your Student to Unwind this Finals Season
Here at Carnegie Mellon University, we are lucky to have many distinguished veterans who have joined our community as students, staff and faculty.
Zack Masciopinto is a soccer player for the Carnegie Mellon Men’s Soccer team and a mechanical engineering major. Growing up in Chicago, Zack played club soccer as a child, continued the sport for all four years of high school and is now playing his fourth consecutive season as a senior at CMU. His schedule is … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Student Athlete: Zack Masciopinto
Each department within CMU Student Affairs took a moment to celebrate this momentous day with a video to the university's 10th president. Stay connected throughout the event with inauguration photos, stories and videos. Check out #CMUFarnam on Instagram and Twitter!
Is your student a natural leader? Do they enjoy socializing with others, being part of a team and helping out? Working for the Residential Education department is an amazing opportunity for your student to grow as an individual while engaging with their community. The House Model at Carnegie Mellon University is built around close-knit communities, … Continue reading Being a Community Advisor: A Major Leadership Opportunity
It's important to check in within ourselves and question our experiences, values and assumptions from time to time. This blog piece is relevant to both parents and students in its approach to open dialogues and fostering curiosity. If your student is a first-year, make sure they know about "Big Question" group discussions! BQ is a great … Continue reading Big Questions: Why Do We Ask Them?
CMU Career Fairs are full of opportunities like internships, jobs and networking contacts for future goals. But they can also be busy, crowded and full of people, tables, resumes… and more people! So let’s look at two key aspects of venturing into a CMU Career Fair: preparation and understanding why it’s worth it to attend. … Continue reading What Are CMU Career Fairs Really Like?
Most first-year students do not arrive on campus thinking about how they can schedule an appointment in the Career Center. And why would they? They have four years to make use of all of the resources and offices around campus. Still, Carnegie Mellon University is a unique place, and it does not take long for … Continue reading First-Year Students and the CPDC