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The Pitt Business Industry Professional Networks program gives students the chance to interact with top recruiters and learn industry skills

Pitt Business Industry Professional Networks

The Pitt Business Industry Professional Networks (IPN) Program allows students to take a deep dive into a specific industry.

Students may select from one of five industry groups—Analytics, Consulting, Energy, Healthcare, and Investments. Through workshops, students learn key trends, meet with industry professionals, and expand their professional network. 

The application deadline for the Energy and Healthcare IPNs has been extended to Monday, October 9 at 11.59 p.m. EST.  


Industry Options

Each IPN group is faciliated by a Pitt Business Executive in Residence. The IPN program begins in October of each year and concludes in late spring. For more information, contact the Pitt Business Career Development Office at careers@business.pitt.edu.

Current networks include:  

  • Analytics – Leveraging “big data” is critical for success in today’s competitive business environment. This professional network will examine the various ways in which analytics can add value to organizations and provide career and professional opportunities to students.

    Facilitated by Executive-in-Residence Claye Greene

    October 13, 2017 | 2 - 3:30 p.m. | Mervis 115
    November 17 | 2 - 3:30 p.m. | Mervis 115
    Additional dates TBA

  • Consulting – Explore the dynamic world of consulting, including the skills and attributes required for success. Through engagement with executives in the field, industry leaders, and academic experts, students will learn what it takes to specialize in this fast-paced, in-demand profession.

    Facilitated by Executive-in-Residence Kris Routch

    October 20, 2017 | 1:30 - 3 p.m. | Mervis 114
    November 17, 2017 | 1:30 - 3 p.m. | Mervis 114
    Additional dates TBA
  • Energy - The energy industry is a crucial part of business infrastructure and a cornerstone of society. This program is designed to provide students an overview of energy resource businesses; familiarity with industry terminology; information sources for developing a deeper understanding of important issues and decision points in the energy industry; insight into career opportunities within energy industry enterprises; and an introduction to energy industry professional networks.

    Facilitated by Executive in Residence Terri Bone

    October 12, 2017 | 3 - 5 p.m. | 2650 Sennott Square McCulloch Family Alumni Networking Zone
    November 9, 2017 | 3 - 5 p.m. | 2650 Sennott Square McCulloch Family Alumni Networking Zone
    Additional dates TBA
  • Healthcare – Medicine and healthcare are critical to the world’s economic future. This professional network will cover many aspects of the healthcare industry, everything from the discovery and development of pharmaceutical products, to their distribution, and the many businesses that intersect along the way.

    Facilitated by Executive-in-Residence Stacy L. Splitstone

    October 17, 2017 | 3 - 5 p.m. | Sennott 2501
    November 7, 2017 | 3 - 5 p.m. | 2501 Sennott
    December 12, 2017 | 3 - 5 p.m. | 2501 Sennott
    Additional dates TBA

  • Investments – The investment industry is dynamic and diverse. This network will expose students to the unique characteristics, capabilities, challenges, and opportunities associated with this important business field.

    Facilitated by Executive-in-Residence Kathy Foody-Malus

    October 12, 2017 | 6 - 7:30 p.m. | Alumni Hall 532
    October 26, 2017 | 6 - 7:30 p.m. | Alumni Hall 532
    November 9, 2017 | 6 - 7:30 p.m. | Alumni Hall 532
    November 30, 2017 | 6 - 7:30 p.m. | Alumni Hall 532
    Additional dates TBA

Registration and Eligibility Guidelines

Applications for the Industry Professional Networks Program are competitive. The deadline to apply for the 2017-18 academic year is September 29, 2017. Students may only be enrolled in one network at a time.

Pitt Business students must fulfill the following criteria in order to be considered for admission:

  • Be entering their junior or senior year
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Completion of at least Level 1 of the Pitt Business Outside the Classroom Curriculum
  • Submission of a 300-word essay explaining why they are interested in joining the network group

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Questions?

For more information, contact the Pitt Business Career Development Office at careers@business.pitt.edu.