First Generation Students

Welcome to the First Generation Students career community!  While students benefit from a Pitt education, exploring career-building experiences outside of the classroom comes with specific methods for how to do so. This community will help first generation students to explore career resources, job and internship opportunities, and connect with alumni mentors, all of which will help plan a pathway toward your career.

These resources compliment the information provided in the Career Communities, where you will find resources for specific industries and areas of study.

To discuss or share additional resources for this affinity group, please contact Carol Balk at carol.balk@pitt.edu.

Law School Exploration Series (NYC 2024): Law School Signups Are Live!!!!

Back in March, I announced that this year’s Law School Exploration Series would be taking place in New York City from July 16 – 18. I am happy to announce that all schools have now been confirmed and posted on …

By Alex Ball
Alex Ball Pre-Law & Social Sciences Career Consultant
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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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Pitt2Pitt Scholarship Program for Pitt Grads

Graduating Pitt undergraduates and alumni can receive up to a $7,500 tuition scholarship per year when they enroll in a participating Pitt graduate or professional program (listed below).

We know your Pitt education has prepared you for the next level—obtaining …

By Alyson Kavalukas
Alyson Kavalukas Assistant Director
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Student Spotlight: “I Wouldn’t Have Even Known”

Since she was in high school, Karen Enomoto has known that she wanted to go to Georgetown Law after undergrad. The spring 2022 graduate studied politics and philosophy in order to prepare and started seeking out internships the spring of …

By Dionna Dash
Dionna Dash Nordenberg Scholar
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Student Spotlight: “Get Up and Face Each Day”

None of Chandler Byers’ college career has been simple. Byers, a junior studying politics and philosophy, is the first member of his family to attend a four-year university. His mother has a two-year associate degree in dental hygiene and his …

By Dionna Dash
Dionna Dash Nordenberg Scholar
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First Generation Students Resources

Career Center Resources

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