Research, Volunteering, & Fellowships

Research, volunteering, and fellowships are types of experiential learning. You can develop critical skills through any of these opportunities. Looking for your first experience in any of these areas? Schedule an appointment with one of our Career Consultants or Internship Team to figure out if this experience is beneficial for your career plans.

The James A. Finnegan Foundation 2024 Essay Contest

The James A. Finnegan Foundation

2024 Essay Contest

The James A. Finnegan Foundation has sponsored an annual essay competition for Pennsylvania college students or Pennsylvania residents attending out-of-state colleges for over six decades.  Winners receive placement in paid summer internships, …

By Alex Ball
Alex Ball Pre-Law & Social Sciences Career Consultant
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Interested in gaining first hand experience following a medical provider in a clinical setting? Check out ScribeAmerica within!

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By Ashley Steffy
Ashley Steffy Career Consultant, STEM
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Beyond the Prof’s March webinar series, “How to Decide Between an Academic or Nonacademic Career”

In today’s creative economy, a faculty career isn’t the only option for PhDs who are seeking engaging and rewarding work. PhDs work in every part of the economy – industry, nonprofits, higher education, and government.

But what career pathway will …

By Beyond the Prof Team
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“Your Goals are Achievable”: A Student’s Experience of the Career Center

As an incoming freshman, Dionna Dash was dreading her meetings with the Career Center. The recent Pitt graduate entered the university in 2018 as a Nordenberg Scholar – a role based on leadership that included mandatory meetings with a career consultant …

By Dionna Dash
Dionna Dash
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How a Medical Scribe Position Prepares You for Medical School

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The decision to apply to medical school is not easy. Before students can even apply, they must complete rigorous coursework, volunteer or work in a clinical setting, score …

By College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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