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 90% placement rate.

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.

Director of Mentorship for Student Athletes:  Danny Bonaventura

Here’s How to Have Your *Best* Target Interview

https://corporate.target.com/article/2022/04/interview-tips

We’ve got an incredible team, a growing business, and great pay and benefits — but no matter how you slice it, it’s always a great time to be on Team Target. And with you onboard, we’re only gonna get better. Whether …

By Lindsay Fera
Lindsay Fera Employment Development Specialist
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How Pittsburgh college athletes learn to work a network

The Petersen Events Center, home of Pittsburgh men’s and women’s basketball, becomes a showcase for a different set of student-athlete skills once every year — the Pittsburgh athletics Career Networking Night.

The athletics department’s Cathy and John Pelusi Family Life Skills …

By Alexander Ball
Alexander Ball
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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 Alexander Ball
Alexander Ball
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Here’s The Hardest Part Of Transitioning Out Of Sports For Many Athletes

I’ll Always Love The Game…

The truth is, I have never officially announced my retirement from the game of basketball.

To this day, I still can’t completely accept the fact that I (probably) never will play the game at a high level …

By Alexander Ball
Alexander Ball
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