Career Services

Welcome to the MQE Career Resource page! MQE Career Services prepares students with workplace readiness skills, exposes them to careers and professionals in diverse industries in the public or private sector, helps them to manage their job search and career path, and supports them in developing their professional networks. As a Master’s student in this unique 8-month professional STEM degree program, you have a very fast turnaround from continuing your education to being a contributor to the workforce. Take advantage of the many opportunities and resources we offer from professional development workshops, networking opportunities, and everything in between as we kick off of your career journey on the right foot. If you are an international student, please see customized resources for you here.

We can help you to identify your unique brand, expand and leverage your professional network, update and polish your professional portfolio including your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn, and meet employers who are seeking profession-ready learners just like you.

To help you get started, it is recommended that all new MQE students meet with Anastasia (Stasia) Lopez, Professional Development Faculty Instructor and Director of Career Development and Recruitment for the MQE program. All appointments can be made via email at Office hours vary throughout each semester and can be accommodated both in-person and virtually.

Master level students are strongly encouraged to attend all career workshops offered each semester. Workshops will cover:

  • Resume and Revision
  • Crafting Your Cover letter
  • Promoting Your Professional Brand & Elevator Pitch
  • Networking and LinkedIn
  • Interviewing with Confidence
  • The Hiring Process and Job Searching
  • Negotiating Job Offers and Salaries

There are many other useful tools and resources available to you, and in addition to MQE Career Coaching, you can visit the University of Pittsburgh’s main Career Center for additional resources including:


The MQE Program will coordinate services throughout the career development process by providing:

1. Advising, Resources, and Job Leads
2. Mentoring with Advisory Board and Alumni
3. Networking Opportunities
4. Workplace Readiness Skills




  • Schedule an advising appointment by emailing
  • Develop a graduate student resume
  • Develop a professional LinkedIn profile
  • Review cover letter samples
  • Enroll in fall courses with Brian Deutsch,


  • Schedule an advising appointment by emailing
  • Review resume and submit for feedback
  • Update LinkedIn and MQE website profiles
  • Prepare a career plan
  • Prepare for Career Chats
  • Attend networking opportunities
  • Enroll in spring courses with Brian Deutsch,


  • Schedule an advising appointment by emailing
  • Continue career chat conversations with Advisory Board members
  • Start creating job alerts
  • Review resume, cover letters and LinkedIn profile to reflect MQE experience
  • Prepare and implement job search action plan
  • Prepare for mock interviews
  • Learn how to negotiate your salary
  • Review the MQE Resource Job Search Packet

For Career Assistance, contact Stasia Lopez, to schedule an appointment.