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Carnegie Mellon University

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CMU Alumni Salary over Time

Carnegie Mellon University Salary over time
CMU Salaries
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CMU Salaries

$144,413Starting Annual Salary
$268,63410 Year Annual Salary

Said that CMU contributed

38.89%75-100% to their career success
24.07%50-75% to their career success
16.67%25-50% to their career success
20.37%0-25% to their career success

Had the employment status

20.37%Self Employed
14.81%Top Management
37.04%White Collar workers
3.70%Pink Collar workers
0.00%Blue Collar workers
3.70%Entry Level employees

Life Satisfaction

64.81%Are satisfied with their current job.
75.93%Said things are generally going well.
68.52%Are still in the field they majored in in college.

Reputation & Preparedness

Help from Reputation6.7
Preparedness for Real world6.6
Most Frequently mentioned Graduate Jobs
Designer (11), Director (11), Research (10), Engineer (10), Consultant (9),
% went on to Graduate or Professional Ed.
... and the internships and job opportunities are phenomenal ...Read full comment
... Even after graduating, CMUers are well respected in most industry (There is a reason why CMU graduates earn the highest starting salary in the na...Read full comment
... As far as reputation, I don't see a degree translate to employment status in a city like New York ...Read full comment
... There is a great advising system and career center, and a lot of other resources for students ...Read full comment
... Yes, you will be in the minority because you don't know anything about Star Trek and you aren't OBSESSED with the Matrix, but it would probably ...Read full comment
... There is a great advising system and career center, and a lot of other resources for students ...Read full comment
... Not only did these give me great practical examples of the type of critical thinking work I could do in the real world, they also helped me lear...Read full comment
... Everyone is focused on their work and getting ready for the real world ...Read full comment
... There are parties, Pittsburgh is a great city with lots to do, and the reputation of the academics is sure to get you a great job and career ...Read full comment
... ' In the real world it is usually a skewed take on intelligence Also, I should point out that the CMU architecture program is renowned for bein...Read full comment
... I had to work hard to get good grades there, and once I got into the real world, that "get it done" kind of work ethic helped a lot ...Read full comment
... I will say, however, that CMU provides decent career resources and networking opportunities (for technical fields at least) ...Read full comment
... Freshmen year is a time of transition and a time to figure out this baby step into the real world ...Read full comment
... Reccomendation: When choosing acollege and major, make sure that major will bring in a salary that allows you to pay off the loans for that colleg...Read full comment
... The career center is amazing, and we have an on campus medical center and counseling and psychological services ...Read full comment
... The emphasis on problem solving and professionalism that is stressed by Carnegie Mellon has been of continual value to me throughout my career ...Read full comment
... real world ...Read full comment
... While still in college, do the following: 1) Work in a field that interests you each summer 2) Graduate with at least two professors who will r...Read full comment
... In terms of the workload, I hear that it is great prep for the real world from many friends who have graduated ...Read full comment
... This is where I felt like it could have been in my power to make sure I was prepared for the real world, perhaps if I'd taken classes in marketin...Read full comment
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