As more than 350 University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown seniors graduated on Saturday, their new alma mater rolled out the red carpet inviting them back as part of the campus’ new “100 Days/100%” initiative. The initiative, which is an extension of Pitt-Johnstown’s RealWorld Action Program, is designed to meet the career and professional needs of its students.
During the 100 days of summer, the Career Services Office staff will dedicate 100% of their time, talent and resources to assisting students in securing meaningful employment or acceptance into graduate school. The staff will completely shift their focus to serving as personal coaches and headhunters during the 100-day period. Some of the services that the office will be providing include:
- Researching companies and employment opportunities based on each individual student’s personal interests and background,
- Providing preparatory workshops for career-related tests including the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT,
- Identifying local and regional job fairs and providing transportation as available.
- Coaching students on the interviewing process by conducting and critiquing mock interviews, and
- Establish career connections.
In announcing the 100 Days-100% Initiative, Pitt-Johnstown President Jem Spectar offered, “We are deeply committed to our students’ ongoing success upon graduation from Pitt-Johnstown. We are taking proactive steps, in today’s troubled economy, to help our students maximize their potential for being hired into rewarding positions or gaining acceptance into high quality graduate programs. This is just one more way that we have dedicated ourselves to preparing our students, and graduates, for the real world.”
Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. A vital knowledge center and a foremost contributor to the area’s educational, social, cultural, and economic development, Pitt-Johnstown offers a first-class educational experience that is purposefully designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century.