Whether you are a recent graduate or an experienced professional looking for a career change, the Career Services Office will support your career endeavors by providing sound advice on finding a position or making a career change strategically. The services we provide are available to all degree-holding alumni free of charge.
Programs and Services for AlumniSimplicity – PJ Pathways
Online database for job and internship postings in a job search engine designed exclusively for Pitt-Johnstown students and alumni. This service should be available fall 2011.
Individual Career Assistance
Make an appointment with a career counselor to discuss a possible career change or to obtain valuable career advice. Call Career Services at 814-269-7120 to schedule an on-campus appointment.
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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. We also have 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.
The Career Services Office offers online computer access to assist in career exploration as well as instruction on the use of Simplicity, which is an online job search and recruiting system utilized by the Career Services Office at Pitt-Johnstown.
GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL SELECTION
The Career Services Office provides assistance when students are deciding whether or not to go 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.
Professional staff members will critique your resume and you are able to make duplicates through our office at no charge. View our booklet on "How to Write a Resume.”
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.
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. Check out our "Job Fair Tips"; and "How to make a Job Fair work for you".
GRADUATE SCHOOL RESOURCES
Kaplan or Princeton Review will be visiting Pitt-Johnstown during the Spring Term to offer FREE practice exams for the GRE's, GMAT's, LSAT's and the MCAT's. 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
Help Pitt-Johnstown Students and Other AlumniRecruit and post jobs for Pitt-Johnstown Students and Alumni
To recruit, post jobs, and otherwise provide career opportunities to Pitt students and alumni, see information for employers.
Help students by joining the RealWorld Career Services Shadow Program
The RWCS Shadow Program is a one day observation experience where a student comes to your workplace and shadows you through your day at an agreed upon date and time. If you are interested in volunteering please contact the office.
Volunteer for the Pitt Career Network.
Students and other alumni can contact you for career information and advice, for job search referrals, and more, as you specify. Please let us know if you are interested!