Career Champions

Welcome to Pitt’s Career Champion Community & Resource Hub!

The Career Champion program aims to provide faculty, staff, alumni & student leadership with an opportunity to learn how to best support students in becoming career ready. Pitt’s Career Center recognizes the importance of our faculty and staff partners in the career development process, and this program facilitates consistent University-wide messaging around career development and education for our students. In creating this network of trained university partners, Pitt’s Career Center seeks to capitalize on the great relationships that faculty, staff and alumni have with Pitt students to expand the reach of pertinent career development resources and to better prepare a greater number of students for their future careers.

This community page provides you with current resources, information, trends and valuable content to engage in meaningful and effective conversations with students regarding career related inquiries.

Mission: To equip students with relevant and current resources and connect them to opportunities in support of a successful transition from college to career.

Objectives 

  1. Identify the resources available through the Career Center
  2. Restate the Career Development Ecosystem
  3. Explain Happenstance Learning Theory
  4. Describe the Internship Preparation Journey
  5. Provide Major/Career Exploration Guidance
  6. Interpret NACE Career Competencies
  7. Provide Salary Negotiation Tips
  8. Complete Effective Career Center Referrals

Become a Career Champion!

Are you interested in knowing more and joining our Career Champion Community?

We invite you to take the First Step: Sign up for the Career Champion Program here. By signing up you will receive information and instructions on how to become a Certified Career Champion, an invitation to join the Career Champion Community and valuable resources.  

The Second Step to becoming a certified Career Champion:

Complete the short online asynchronous course offered via Pitt’s CANVAS modules with content divided into the following two levels.  Link to Career Champion CANVAS modules

  • Level One serves as an overview, a resource-guide and general information on career support and how to make referrals when appropriate.
  • Level Two dives deeper into the developmental journey towards career readiness. Level Two contains pre-work, discussions, and case studies to review prior to attending one of our Career Champion scenario discussion sessions.

Upon completion of level two, participants are invited to a one-hour scenario workshop after which participants will receive a certificate and a digital badge to showcase membership to the Pitt Career Champion community.

Final and Third Step to becoming a trained Career ChampionRegister for Career Champion Session – Scenario Discussion Workshop

*If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the Pitt Career Champion program, please contact Ingrid Beute, Career Champion Program Lead at inb15@pitt.edu.

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Tips on Searching for  Engineering and Tech Jobs/Internships

The Engineering and Technology career field requires specialized high skills, thus, representing an opportunity for professionals to enjoy what they do along with a prosperous financial reward. As a new graduate or …

By Ingrid Beute
Ingrid Beute Career Consultant, Engineering & Science & Career Champions Program Coordinator
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Tips on Searching for Science Jobs/Internships

Tips on Searching for Science Jobs & Internships

The Sciences career field requires specialized high skills and laboratory techniques, thus, representing an opportunity for professionals to enjoy what they do along with a prosperous financial reward. As a new graduate …

By Ingrid Beute
Ingrid Beute Career Consultant, Engineering & Science & Career Champions Program Coordinator
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Navigating Your Major and Career Journey: The Importance of Understanding Your Values

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Life After Pitt: Essential Tips for Navigating your Job Search Journey

As you approach the final stretch of your college journey, the looming question of what comes next can feel both exciting and overwhelming. With graduation on the horizon, it’s time to dive into the job search process and kickstart your …

By Ingrid Beute
Ingrid Beute Career Consultant, Engineering & Science & Career Champions Program Coordinator
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Life After Pitt: A Program for Pitt Seniors

Graduating in 2024? First off-CONGRATULATIONS! You have accomplished an incredible task and you should be proud of yourself. But graduating can bring up a lot of questions and concerns about “what’s next?”-The Career Center is here to help you out!

By Erin Wheeler
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Career Center In-Person Services

  • 200 William Pitt Union
  • 412-383-4473
  • Open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Drop-In Hours: Monday-Friday, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Career Center Virtual Services