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. 

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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Student Spotlight: “Bricks Were Released Off My Shoulders”

Alyssa Panella had not heard of the Career Center until career consultant Erin Wheeler came into her first-year academic foundations class. Since then, the rising sophomore has been hooked.

Panella had been struggling with the decision to switch her major …

By Dionna Dash
Dionna Dash Nordenberg Scholar
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Types of Employee Benefits and Perks

Types of Employee Benefits and Perks

By Carol Balk
Carol Balk Career Consultant
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Failing into your dream career

How finding out what you don’t want to do can be exactly what leads you to where you never knew you wanted to be

At 17 years old, many of us had big dreams and aspirations for our future. Some …

By Brett N. Axler - College Recruiter
College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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The Paradox Of Career Choice

The Big Question 

When I first began mentoring college students, I thought it was simply a coincidence that the students I was meeting happened to be consumed by the same nagging question. As more and more students shared the …

By Dr. Yosef Lynn - WayUp
WayUp
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Career Center In-Person Services

  • Address: 200 William Pitt Union
  • Phone Number: 412-383-4473
  • Hours: Front Desk open Monday-Friday, 8:30 am- 5:00 pm
  • Consultant Drop-In Hours: Monday-Friday, 11:00 am- 3:00 pm
  • Internship Team Drop-In Hours: Monday-Thursday, 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm

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