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.

Career Fair Strategies that Work

If you are in a Google group, are a member of a family, or have met someone at your college or university orientation who is still your friend, you already know how to network. We meet, form bonds, text, and …

By Kathy Douglas
Kathy Douglas Associate Director, Career Development Office
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The Rise of Staffing Shortages in K-12 Schools and Hiring Trends for 2022

It should come as no surprise that staffing shortages in K-12 schools continue to plague districts nationwide. A recent survey conducted by the National Education Association (NEA), the nation’s largest union, indicated that 55% of teachers …

By Erin Wheeler
Erin Wheeler Career Consultant
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The World Is Yours: 7 Diverse Types of Jobs That Only Language Majors Can Fill

These days, there are ample benefits to being a language major.

You’ll find graduates with filling crucial positions throughout our global economy, using their languages and the skills that go along with them …

By Erin Wheeler
Erin Wheeler Career Consultant
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6 Ethical Dilemmas Social Workers are Facing In the COVID-19 Era

6 Ethical Dilemmas Social Workers are Facing In the COVID-19 Era

Ethics are about more than just following rules in social services. At their core, they are about respect; the basic decency that all your clients and patients deserve from …

By Erin Wheeler
Erin Wheeler Career Consultant
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Why is Relevant Experience So Important?

Understanding What Relevant Experience Means

Posted by Glassdoor Team Last Updated June 29, 2021

Having relevant experience is important before applying for a job. For a vacancy that receives several applications, employers will need to save time while going through …

By Carol Balk
Carol Balk Career Consultant
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Education, Cultures & Human Services Resources

The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, whose mission is to build a better government and a …

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  • 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
  • Fulbright Scholar Fulbright
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Adult Senior Librarian 1 Brooklyn Public Library
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Senior Technical Project Manager Proofpoint
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  • New Jersey, USA
  • Pre-Student Teacher Provident Charter School for Children with Dyslexia
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Assistant Director Of Alumni Relations Carnegie Mellon University
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Assistant Director, Student and Career Services University of Pittsburgh School of Education
  • Erie, PA
  • Mathematician Larson Texts, Inc.

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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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