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.

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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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 Internship Associate / Pre-Law Advisor
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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 Internship Associate / Pre-Law Advisor
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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 Internship Associate / Pre-Law Advisor
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Career Center In-Person Services

  • Address: 200 William Pitt Union
  • Phone Number: 412-383-4473
  • Hours: Front Desk open Monday-Friday, 8:30 am- 5:00 pm
  • Consultant Drop-In Hours: Monday-Friday, 11:00 am- 3:00 pm
  • Internship Team Drop-In Hours: Monday-Thursday, 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm

Career Center Virtual Services