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.

Student Spotlight: “Let Someone Else Say No”

In early spring 2021, Hosea Wah was applying to be an Elsie Hillman Honors Scholar and dealing with some serious imposter syndrome. The Elsie Hillman Honors Scholars Program pairs local high-achieving students with community organizations to develop leadership skills and …

By Dionna Dash
Dionna Dash Nordenberg Scholar
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Careers in Education – Career Paths, Salaries, Responsibilities & Demand

Careers in education can be among the most rewarding ways to make a difference in the lives of others. Earning a degree in education is an important first step in becoming a teacher. But even …

By Meaghan Wood
Meaghan Wood
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Why work in Human Services?

Human services is a broad academic and professional discipline that incorporates many different fields of practice, each aimed at helping people meet essential needs, such as wellness, shelter and financial stability. By pursuing a master’s degree in human services, educated …

By Wake Forest University
Wake Forest University
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WATCH: How to find and land a job, internship, or other opportunity in the Federal Government

Hope White of Hopeful Speaking and Consulting, LLC recently sat down with College Recruiter’s Steven Rothberg to discuss the best tips and practices to land jobs, internships, and more opportunities within the Federal Government.

Hope is a U.S. veteran who …

By Ryan Wood - College Recruiter
College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career. Each year, we help more than 3 million students and recent grads find part-time, seasonal, internship, and entry-level jobs requiring 0-3 years of experience.
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5 Entry-Level Jobs for Travel Lovers

Full disclosure: I’ve got the wanderlust, y’all. And a pretty serious case of it.

Maybe my itch would be scratched if I spent a little more time on the road. I love traveling, but many 9-to-5s, especially at the entry …

By Kaitlin McManus - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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  • Program Coordinator - MSW Program University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work
  • Erie, PA
  • Co-Founder and Director of Education We Are Courageous Kids, LLC
  • Wilmington, NC
  • Account Executive Untappd, Inc
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Dining Services Manager University of Pittsburgh BHAS
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Program and Outreach Coordinator University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work
  • Mars, PA
  • Hiring and Engagement Coordinator University of Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Asst. Director for Admissions/Alumni Partnerships University of Pittsburgh

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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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