Education, Cultures & Human Services

Welcome to Pitt’s Education, Cultures & Human Services Career Community! Students interested in these careers often like to instruct, advocate, mentor, research, guide, and assist both individuals and communities. They are concerned with issues like social justice, equality, educational access and attainment, mental health, and individual and community wellness. Possible explore positions include teaching, instructing, social work, counseling, guidance, advocacy, and community development.

There can be overlap between Education, Cultures & Human Services and other career communities. As you review the information below, consider the wide range of career options open to you with your academic training, skills, interests, and experience.

Resume and CV Writing Tips – Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

Evidence-informed data from sources including the 3rd edition of the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Usage Report from Jobscan, shows that most companies today rely on applicant tracking systems (ATS) to help them with the hiring process. These companies do not …
By Ingrid Beute
Ingrid Beute Career Consultant, Engineering & Science & Career Champions Program Coordinator
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Career Outlook For Teachers

Become a teaching is an admirable and compassionate career path to travel down. For some, it’s something that they want to do their entire lives. For others, its something they stumble upon while working with kids. And for a select …

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Developing a strong CV for Your Graduate School Application: How it Differs from a Resume

Embarking on your journey to graduate school involves creating a Curriculum Vitae (CV) that stands out. While a CV can be quite similar to a resume in some aspects, for graduate school applications, it serves a very different purpose. Unlike …

By Ingrid Beute
Ingrid Beute Career Consultant, Engineering & Science & Career Champions Program Coordinator
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Why Consider a Career in Local Government?

As a whole generation of baby boomers begins to retire, we in local government are searching for energetic learning-oriented younger workers and talented second- or third-career older workers. Public service is a wonderfully fulfilling career for a number of reasons:

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Elsie Hillman Institute of Politics Internship and Seminar


Students are encouraged to consider applying for a semester-long 4 credit-bearing program next semester called the Institute of Politics Internship and Seminar.

In this interdisciplinary program, students are placed with a local, state, or federal …

By Alex Ball
Alex Ball Pre-Law & Social Sciences Career Consultant
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Education, Cultures & Human Services Resources

An Applicant Tracking System (ATS) reads resumes and curriculum vitae by parsing, or electronically analyzing the text. It extracts key …

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Resume Samples

Connect with Alumni

Reach out to any of these alumni who have shared their profiles in Pitt Commons.

  • Pittsburgh
  • Associate Professor and Vice Chair (Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology) University of Pittsburgh
  • Washington DC
  • Foreign Service Officer US Department of State
  • Pittsburgh
  • (Retired) Executive Associate Athletic Director & Associate Dean of Students University of Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Elementary School Teacher WEST JEFFERSON HILLS SD
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Washington, PA
  • Social Media & Marketing Coordinator Washington & Jefferson College
  • Frederick, MD
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Staff Recruiting Assistant University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine
  • Mooresville, NC
  • Assistant Director, Center for Career Development Davidson College
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Michigan, USA
  • Policy Analyst U.S. Government Accountability Office

Did you know?

88% of Class of 2020 grads pursuing careers in education, cultures and human services were working or enrolled in graduate programs within 6 months of graduation. Top employers included the Work History Center and the U.S. Census Bureau, while top schools included Pitt, Michigan and Miami. Visit our Success After Pitt site to check out the details!

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