Admissions Officer


Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh


  • Versatile writer with 12+ years of experience contributing freelance content
  • Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) for 10+ years
  • 12+ years of background in various segments of business and manufacturing


Colleen Paulson has been a freelance business writer for more than a decade. Her broad mix of experience gives her a unique perspective on both financial markets and the career development process. Her work appears in newspapers, magazines, and online resources including Investopedia,, The Motley Fool, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Multichannel Merchant magazine, Bloomberg–Business, and Woman Engineer magazine.

Colleen divides her time between freelance writing and working as an admissions officer for the Carnegie Mellon University–Tepper School of Business MBA program. In this position, her more than 10 years of experience as a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) helps her analyze applications to the program. Colleen began her career with Procter & Gamble in 1996. During this time she was a manager and technical engineer. Between 2002 and 2005 she worked with FedEx, where she was involved in price analyst as a senior marketing analyst.


Colleen received her Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering-public policy from Carnegie Mellon University and earned her Master of Business Administration in finance and strategy at the University of Pittsburgh.