NCAA Student Athletes

In collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh’s Career Center, the Cathy & John Pelusi Family Life Skills Program provides career and graduate school preparation services to student-athletes through a variety of events and resources, including a career consultant specifically dedicated to student-athlete career development. Students have found postgraduate study or careers at a minimum of 99% placement rate in the last 7 years.

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

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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Student Athlete Guide to Getting a Job

Nearly half a million students compete as NCAA athletes, yet far fewer actually go on to professional sports after college. Some of these student athletes have goals unrelated to sports after they finish school while others do not get the …

By Alex Ball
Alex Ball Pre-Law & Social Sciences Career Consultant
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Finding the Right Mentor at the Right Time

“It could be just what you need to take the next step in your career journey, and identifying and working with one is easier than you might think,” writes Shailee Koranne.

While developing and facilitating mentorship programs at Toronto Metropolitan …

By Shailee Koranne
Shailee Koranne Writer, Staff at Tri-Mentoring Program
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NCAA Feature: When The Playing Days End


The college seniors were gathered in a familiar athletics meeting room on The University of North Carolina at Greensboro campus, chatty and at ease until one unfamiliar question gave them pause.

With help from an NCAA grant, Erin …

By Rachel Stark
Rachel Stark Writer
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Success Is Holding Tight to Your Passions Throughout Your Career

When you find something you’re passionate about or skilled in, find a way to fit it into your career. That’s when you’ll find real success.

Passion is the driving force inside you; it is an intense liking for something that guides your …
By Bassam Kaado
Bassam Kaado Contributing Writer
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Student Athletes 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