As Carnegie Mellon students complete their summer internships, many will receive invitations to return to the employer for another summer internship or as a full-time employee. This offer can be a source of joy and stress. The Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) can assist your student in the offer-evaluation process, and we want to … Continue reading Job Offers – Tips for Parents & Family to Help Their Student with the Decision-Making Process
Although it didn't make the CMU Bucket List, a special gem right at the corner of campus is The Frame Gallery—a student-run exhibition space for art, performance, and research-based projects. Your student won't want to miss these cutting-edge, interdisciplinary works created and curated by their own peers. And, if they so desire, all students are … Continue reading The Frame Gallery: Worth Adding to Your CMU Bucket List!
An important, exciting and sometimes nerve-wracking step for any first-year student is socializing and making new friends. It's also one of the best parts about Orientation week! Your student will have the opportunity to meet so many new people who have been anxiously awaiting meeting them, too! Orientation at CMU is a week-long experience that … Continue reading Meet Your Student’s 2019 Head Orientation Counselors!
With finals approaching, it can be hard for students to avoid tunnel-vision and the looming anxieties about exams and culminating projects. Giving the brain a break to re-energize and rest is productive, and it might even boost that grade!
Elizabeth Koch is an Associate Director at SLICE in the area of student leadership development. Jesse Koch is also an Associate Director at SLICE for Greek Life and a Housefellow. Both have student-facing jobs, work in the same office, and share a passion for providing mentorship here at Carnegie Mellon University. What most students are … Continue reading Blog Spotlight: Elizabeth and Jesse Koch
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