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Membership Has Its Privileges

Find out how The Executive Advantage program can elevate your career.

The Executive Advantage Program

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As alumni of Carnegie Mellon's executive education program, you already belong to an elite community - trailblazers, pathfinders, and groundbreakers who are innovating in their organizations and leading at the cutting-edge of change. Earning your executive education certificate is just the beginning of a lifelong relationship with CMU; we're here to help you advance your career throughout your professional life. The Executive Advantage program is meant for people who always want to be ahead of the curve - those who want to lead the conversation, not just be a part of it. 

The Executive Advantage program was designed with you - C-suite executives and lifelong learners - in mind. In addition to the valuable skills you gain through our executive certificate programs, you now have access to:

maximize your potential
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Spur Innovation

Anticipate trends and prepare for industry-changing developments.

Technology Leadership Summits [IN-PERSON]
May and October in Pittsburgh, PA

All program alumni are invited to Pittsburgh for two-day refresher summits that include:
  • technical sessions
  • opportunities to learn the newest strategies and skills
  • hearing from experienced executives about leading-edge issues
  • opportunity to connect with alums from CISO, CIO, CDAIO, CRO, and CDigO programs
    • May Focus: Cybersecurity & Risk 
      (May 29 - 31, 2024)
    • October Focus: Technology, Data, and AI
      (October 16 - 18, 2024)

In-person events are typically scheduled Thursday dinner through Saturday noon and have a fee to cover event costs, meals, etc.


Quarterly Elite Leadership Live Webinars to Share Best Practices [VIRTUAL]

Topics include:

  • management and leadership
  • cybersecurity and risk
  • technology, data, and AI 

Webinar Calendar

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET on Fridays

Dates (Tentative)Areas of Focus
September 20, 2024Tech, Data, & AI
November 8, 2024Cybersecurity & Risk
January 24, 2025Management & Leadership
April 11, 2025Cybersecurity & Risk


Speakers and topics will be announced via your Slack Channels. Virtual events events are offered at no charge to our Executive Education alumni. 

C-Suite Career Accelerator 
  • Career coaching session - Consult your Heinz College career counselor; learn how to capitalize on your experience for further career advancement.

  • Get resume guidance on how to highlight your skillset and leverage your executive education credentials.

  • Leverage Heinz College's employer and alumni connections to learn about job opportunities or to recruit for your organization.
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Pay It Forward
  • You are our best ambassadors. Your results and your professional achievements speak volumes. Spread the love! Refer colleagues and employees to one of our executive education certificate programs. Email to share their contact information with us - or have them reach out to us directly if you prefer.

  • Create a talent pipeline of CMU students and recent graduates within your organization by hiring interns and posting jobs.

  • Propose a capstone project. Tap into master's students' technology solutions to your organization’s data challenges by partnering on a Heinz College semester-long capstone project and get 1,000+ hours of work from some of the most talented graduate students in the world.

  • Partner with a CMU faculty researcher who can help your organization with insights and solutions to provide market edge. Check out our faculty's areas of expertise and contact Alexa Hansen to start a conversation about collaborating.

  • Join CMU research consortia to be the first to know about emerging technologies in cybersecurity, scientific research, AI applications, and more. CMU's array of research centers can help your organization stay at the forefront of nascent technology. Contact Alexa Hansen to find out more.
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Mentor, Lead, Promote

Know a promising colleague? Send them our way!

Leverage Connections
  • Strengthen ties with your own cohort and meet other CMU executive education alumni through our private Slack channel. Gain access to future program module recordings and materials, share resources, engage in discussions about emerging topics, and amplify your organization's hiring opportunities with some of the brightest and most experienced colleagues in the industry.

  • Receive invitations to regional alumni mixers hosted in major cities. These gatherings offer excellent opportunities for robust discussion and professional connections.
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Stay Connected and Grow Your Network

Connect with leaders and build your professional network.

Check out recent speakers from our virtual events

Sumeet Chabria, CEO of ThoughtLinks

Sumeet Chabria headshotDigital Transformation at Scale - Words of Wisdom from an Experienced Technology Leader

Participants say: 

"This presentation was fantastic!"

"I walked away armed with great lessons learned, best practices, and some innovative strategies from which our organization will greatly benefit." 

"Bellissimo! I can't wait for the next one."

Jamil Farshchi, Chief Information Security Officer And Chief Technology Officer, Equifax

Jamil Farshchi headshotA Fireside Chat, moderated by Alan Levine

Participants say:

"These sessions help us brush off the dust which accumulates due to everyday pressure and garner fresh perspectives for solutions to problems."

"Great to hear from Jamil who was successful in establishing and maintaining a very mature security program for his organization."

Loredana Padurean, Author and Professor at Northeastern University D'Amore-McKim School of Business

Loredana PadureanSmart and Sharp Skills for the Future

Participants say:

"Outstanding session with wonderful and insightful material."

"We will absolutely be adopting what we learned into our practices."