The start of classes after a long summer break has always been one of my favorite times at Pitt. The campus feels alive and I’m excited it’s going to be a great year.
As you transition back into school mode and the semester moves along, it can be tough to maintain your energy and stress. Personal and professional growth is not without its challenges and the best way to face those challenges is to remember how you feel now and why started to build to your career at Pitt Business.
Among the many supports you have here, my colleagues and I in the Career Development Office are here to help you navigate your career options.
When you visit us, you’ll likely notice a few changes we’ve made to our programming to better serve you.
- Major-Specific Industry Professional Networks. For our first-year students, think about participating in a program that allows you to discover what it will be like to work in your chosen career field.
- An expanded group of Professional Development Consultants (PDC) and Peer-to-Peer Mentoring. Pitt Business has hired additional PDCs for students-to-student mentoring this year. You can make an appointment with them in Handshake.
- Video Mock Interviews! Companies like UPMC are now using video interviews in the first round of their selection process. Get a leg up on your competition by participating in a Mock Video Interview and have the career staff give you feedback.
- 2019 Career Development Conference. The conference will be Friday, September 20 at the convention center, downtown. Over 80 companies will recruit for jobs and internships. Do not forget about the many tracks within the Career Conference, including a freshman focused discussion panel. Please register through
- Smart Woman Securities. After working extremely hard, and beating out multiple university chapters throughout the country, our local chapter of Smart Woman’s Securities has gained national recognition from the national organization. To learn more about this organization and join please contact the Career Development Office.
Finally, we are thrilled to welcome Jessica Druga to Pitt Business as the new Student Engagement Manager. In this role, Jessica will advise the 24 Pitt Business student organizations, and help shape the programming around the OCC and Mentor Match programs. Jessica comes to us from the University of Pittsburgh Career Center where she worked primarily with engineering students and walk-in students for career appointments. With a background in Counseling Psychology, she will be a great addition to our career team as she uses her extensive experiences to work with student leaders and alumni.
I hope that you have an amazing start to the academic year! Please stop by and visit!