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.

16 Things Recruiters Want To See On Your LinkedIn Profile

What recruiters want to see on your LinkedIn Profile?

1. Headline: The headline of LinkedIn is one that comes along with your profile and is very important. The headline will usually bear your name and job title in it. This …

By Lindsay Fera
Lindsay Fera Employment Development Specialist
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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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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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5 Essential Networking Steps for Undergrads and Grad Students

Ten years ago, when I entered business school, many professionals told me that the journey ahead required significant investment in professional networking. So I followed their advice, and soon my calendar was filled with various networking events and meetings all …

By Vibhu Sinha - 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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