Exploration and Discovery

Pitt’s Exploration & Discovery Career Community is designed to help students explore, identify, and research possible major and career options. Making decisions about your future career path requires you to understand your career interests, skills, and values, and explore a variety of options. In your information-gathering process, we encourage you to browse departmental websites for majors you’re considering, meet with advisors from academic departments, talk with professors, and meet with a Career Consultant. 

Navigating Your Major and Career Journey: The Importance of Understanding Your Values

When exploring careers, many consider whether an occupation will be personally fulfilling to them or not. This personal fulfillment can come in many different forms. For example, some folks are most satisfied by helping others, while others find joy in …

By Holly Schultz
Holly Schultz
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Work Smart available to Pitt students and alumni

The University of Pittsburgh has become a member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Students and alumni can access all of AAUW’s resources and webinars for free.

AAUW has been working to narrow the gender pay gap, which …

By Alissa Clark
Alissa Clark
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Happy to announce that the Law School Exploration Series 2024 is taking on New York City in Mid July (July 16-18). The Law School Exploration Series is a chance for current and former Pitt students to tour different Law Schools …

By Alex Ball
Alex Ball Pre-Law & Social Sciences Career Consultant
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Negotiating Salary as a New Graduate

Congratulations soon-to-be Pitt graduate or recent graduate! Landing the job is just the beginning; negotiating your salary is pivotal in ensuring you are fairly compensated for your skills and potential, experience, and the value you bring to the table. But …

By Ingrid Beute
Ingrid Beute Career Consultant, Engineering & Science & Career Champions Program Coordinator
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What Are the Benefits of Interns and Why Do Companies Hire Them?

What is an intern?

An intern is a developing professional who works at a company for a short time to gain entry-level experience and knowledge about a particular career field. Interns are most often college students, though other adults can …

By Indeed Editorial Team
Indeed Editorial Team
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Exploration and Discovery Resources

Values Cards provide an interactive way to define what you value most and set the stage for behaviors and performance …

Your academic department web-page is a great resource to start with when thinking about seeking an internship or research opportunity. …

Career Center Resources

Connect with Alumni

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

  • Houston
  • CEO The Dragonfly Consulting Group
Meet Debra >
  • Pittsburgh
  • (Retired) Executive Associate Athletic Director & Associate Dean of Students University of Pittsburgh
Meet Donna >
  • Phoenixville, PA
Meet Katie >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Owner & Financial Planner Steel City Wealth Collaborative
Meet Kelly >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
Meet Farrell >
  • Greencastle, PA
  • Site Manager Franklin Logistics
Meet Joshua >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Senior Consultant Deloitte
Meet Miranda >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Private Tutor Varsity Tutors, a Nerdy Company
Meet Adam >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Assistant Director of Community Affairs University of Pittsburgh
Meet Caitlyn >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
Meet Lindsay >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Cloud Data Engineer Duquesne Light
Meet Jamie >
  • Camp Hill, PA
Meet Dawn >

Did you know?

Every year since 2010, 94% of University of Pittsburgh graduates have reported either employment or continuing education in graduate or professional schools within 6 month of their graduation. Visit our Success After Pitt site to check out the details!

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