Confused about your major? Not sure where you can go with your major? Don't have a major? Stop in Career Services and talk with a counselor. We are open Monday thru Friday 8:30am-5pm.
The extensive Career Library is available to the public during normal office hours. It offers a wide variety of information on: general career goal planning; summer jobs; graduate, professional and undergraduate schools; resume writing; interviewing; specific career fields; and job opportunities. For a list of some of the books we offer click here.
The Career Services Office offers online computer access to assist in career exploration as well as instruction on the use of FutureLinks which is an online job search and recruiting system utilized by the Career Services Office at Pitt Oakland.
Interest inventories are offered to any student wishing to have a profile of his/her interests. We have many self assessment websites that you can take a look at. We also have an online assessment called Discover. This system ins online but you are able to explore the results and take a look at many different career options. You are also welcome to take the Strong Interest Inventory. Testing results for the SII can be printed out by a Career Counselor and discussed.
Many students use Career Services when they are attempting to select a major, considering a transfer to another school, or when they are changing majors. You may also want to view the pamphlets "What can I do with this Major?". They are available in the hallway outside of our office. We also have an extensive library that contains books such as "Great Jobs for Biology Majors" and "Opportunities in Public Relations". For a list of some of the books we offer click here.
GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL SELECTION
The Career Services Office provides assistance when students are deciding whether or not to go on to graduate/professional school. You can also view an online resource for graduate school and graduate program information. Or view information about colleges and universities and graduate schools at Petersons.com.
Workshops on resume writing, interviewing, job hunting, etc. are held at various times during the term. We also hold an Etiquette Dinner for students who would like to learn how to interview over a meal. This will be held sometime in early March.
Professional staff reviews resumes and the finished form may be duplicated through our office at no charge to the student. View our booklet on "How to Write a Resume". Resume workshops will be held throughout September and February. Workshops available in February 2009.
Internships are a valuable part of the employment process. It will increase your experience and ultimately help you when it comes time to look for a full-time position. To learn more click here.
BIG "S" PART-TIME/SUMMER JOB REFERRAL SYSTEM
This system is used to distribute information regarding both part-time and summer jobs. You must register for this in the Pitt-Johnstown Career Services Office or download the form, fill it out and submit it to Career Services. You will then receive emails notifying you of job openings.
ON CAMPUS INTERVIEWING
Employers come to interview seniors both at Pitt-Johnstown and on the Oakland campus in Pittsburgh. Mock Interviews are also available. Tips for interviews and a list of questions are available in our booklet "How to Interview for a Job".
BIG "E" FULL-TIME JOB REFERRAL SYSTEM
The Big “E” is a Pitt-Johnstown based online job referral system which may help you secure employment after graduation. Students are automatically registered when they reach 85 or more credits. Alumni may register through the Pitt-Johnstown Career Services Office. The registration form may be downloaded, filled out and submitted to Career Services. Here is a list of excellent Job Search Websites to help get you started on your job hunt. You may also want to check out our booklet entitled "How to Find a Job".
PITT PLACEMENT (OAKLAND CAMPUS)
Pitt-Johnstown students and Alumni have FULL ACCESS to ALL services offered at the University Career Services Office in Pittsburgh. Pitt Placement offers an online job system, FutureLinks. All Pitt University students and alumni are able to manage their own online “portfolio” of documents, job searches and academic information from any internet capable personal computer! Students can obtain information about registering at www.careers.pitt.edu or by stopping in the Pitt-Johnstown Career Services Office.
The Career Services Office provides access to several job fairs throughout the school year. This makes it possible to meet representatives from a large number of companies in one setting. Always take an ample supply of resumes and dress professionally. We also have worksheets such as "Job Fair Tips"; and "How to make a Job Fair work for you".
GRADUATE SCHOOL RESOURCES
Kaplan will be visting Pitt-Johnstown on February 16th, 2009 to offer FREE practice exams for the GRE's, GMAT's, LSAT's and the MCAT's. You must pre-register at www.kaptest.com/practice and enter the zip code 159 and then select Johnstown from the list. Applications are available in the office or online for the following tests required for admission to professional schools:
GRE Graduate Record Exam
GMAT Graduate Management Admissions Test
LSAT Law School Admissions Test
MCAT Medical College Admissions Test
CAREER RESOURCES (HANDOUTS)
-Graduate Follow-Up Survey
-How to Find a Job
-How to Write a Resume
-How to Interview for a Job
-How to Write a Resume for a Part-time/Summer Job, Internship or Co-op Position