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 98% placement rate.

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

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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The Power of Internships: Why They Matter for Student-Athletes


By Athlete Plus
Athlete Plus Blog
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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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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