“A whole new world
Every turn a surprise
With new horizons to pursue
Every moment red-letter”
(From the Disney Film “Aladdin”. Song: “A Whole New World”)
When it comes to learning life lessons, experience is the best teacher. The Carnegie Mellon University Career & Professional Development Center staff advises students to pursue a variety of work experiences in order to get a feel for where their skills and interests could be best utilized in the “real world”.
We are looking for Pittsburgh employers who are willing to show a Carnegie Mellon student “a new fantastic point of view.” The new Take a Tartan to Work program allows you to combine a day’s work with a volunteer experience by hosting a Carnegie Mellon student. We believe that students should not only talk with professionals in their desired career track but also witness them in action. This exposure will help them assess their “fit” within a particular work environment and explore possible career fields.
How can you volunteer to show your world to a Carnegie Mellon student?
- It’s easy! The first step to hosting a Carnegie Mellon student is to fill out a questionnaire, found here:
“Take a Tartan to Work” Sponsor Questionnaire
- October 21, 2011 and March 9, 2012 are the days that we have scheduled for the program. If you are unable to host for the day, there is an option on the survey for offering an informational interview.
You don’t need to be Aladdin to give a Carnegie Mellon student an out-of-this world job shadowing experience. We are looking for a diverse group of volunteers – from musicians to software systems engineers to researchers. This is a critical time in the sophomores’ lives for making decisions about their academic major and career track and your willingness to give them a glimpse of what you do can make a large difference.