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. 

Five Career Tips for College Freshman

If you are a college freshman, time is on your side. How, you may ask. Well for one, hopefully the job market will be better in four years. And for another, you have 4 years to do all of the …

By William Frierson - College Recruiter
College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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Trying to Find the Right Career and Job for You? Use This Hierarchy of Needs Approach

Finding a good fit between your personality and your career happens when there’s synchronicity between your tasks, the environment you’re in, and the value you both provide and receive from your responsibilities.

Research backs up the theory that personality-job fit …

By Melody J. Wilding - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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The Power of Two: Knowing Yourself is the Beginning of all Wisdom

Knowing Yourself is the Beginning of all Wisdom

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. In prior blogs, we’ve talked about the importance of grounding your career planning on reflecting what has already driven you and engaging in self-exploration to …

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Curious Careers – Planned Happenstance

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/career-chaos-planned-happenstance-david-dean/

 

By Alyssa Camerota
Alyssa Camerota Career Consultant
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Gen Z Relationships: The New Currency of Social Capital

By Erin Wheeler
Erin Wheeler Career Consultant
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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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