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Career Opportunities and Success Stories

Alumni Success Stories

At Pitt-Johnstown we prepare our graduates to enter productive and exciting careers.  We list here just a few of our success stories:

 Shawn Brown 2001 "I've traveled the world for Microsoft."
 Billy Kozma 2007  "Going to Pitt-Johnstown turned out perfect."
 Pete Karanikas 1997  "... and it all started at Pitt-Johnstown."
 Chuck Reed 1997  "I'm not a Pitt-Johnstown alumnus - but I feel like one."
 Eric Jones 1989  "Life is good!"
 Bryan Tipton  1980  "Job satisfaction for me comes from making systems work."

Dream Jobs

Engineering is not simply "A Dilbert-like Career in an Office Cube."  How about:

  • Studying Penguins in Antarctica
  • Watching Shooting Stars in the South Pacific
  • Tracking Robots through the Amazon

Yes ... This is Engineering. 
Read about ten engineers and their remarkable careers here ... in the IEEE Spectrum.

IEEE stands for the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers; it is the international professional organization for Electrical Engineers and is the largest professional organization in the world. IEEE Spectrum is a monthly magazine published by the IEEE.

Interested in pursuing electrical, electronics, or computer engineering, but don’t know where to start? The IEEE provides information here.

 UPJ - EET Graduates Secure Professional Positions

Presented below is a summary of the successes of our graduates in their quest to enter the world of Professional Engineering.  Job search outcomes are detailed for the last few years.

Career Update - March 13, 2008 - Graduating Class of 2008

It's seven weeks before Commencement.  This May, fourteen students will graduate from Pitt-Johnstown with Bachelor of Science Degrees in Electrical Enginering Technology.  As of mid March, twelve (86%) of the graduating seniors have already accepted entry level positions at average salaries of $54,000.

Update - April 10, 2008 - Thirteen of fourteen graduates are now employed!  One is "still looking" and being selective.

Update - May 29, 2008 - Fourteen of fourteen graduates are now employed!

Update - June 01, 2008 - Two students graduated in December of 2008.  In spite of the difficult economic times, both secured entry level engineering positions within a few months of graduation. 

Career Update - April 25, 2009 - Graduating Class of 2009

This year's cohort of graduating EET students will include:

  • Two students graduating in April, and
  • Eight students graduating in December - many delayed their graduation by participating in the University's Co-op Program.

Both April graduates secured entry level Electrical Engineering positions before graduation.  This was accomplished in spite of continuing sluggishness in both the economy and employment market.

Last Reviewed: August 4, 2009