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1st Year Students

Welcome, Students!


Pitt-Johnstown Career Services provides many services to
students seeking co-ops/internships or full-time employment opportunities.

We encourage students to begin utilizing our office early in their college career.

Where Do I Start?

Chances are you came to the Career Development site because you have questions:
  • How do I know which occupation is right for me?
  • What kind of jobs can I get with my major?
  • What is an internship and where can I find one?
  • How do I write a résumé?
  • Where do I look to find a job?
  • Should I go to graduate school?
Sound familiar? If so, don't panic—you're in the right place! Career Development is here to help you with all of your career-related needs. Whether you are in your first year, in your last year, our professional career counselors can guide you through your career-development process.

Your first year is the best time to start. Be sure to follow the The RealWorld Action Program the campus-wide program that can help you to achieve academic, personal and professional success. Meet with a career consultant to discover (or confirm) your interests, values, and personality type to make sure that you are making the best choice for your future.

If you are past your first year and don't know what you want to do, it isn't too late; your career counselor will work with you wherever you are in your planning.
Once you've made a career choice, schedule an appointment with your career counsler to ready yourself for internship opportunities, get started on your résumé or prepare for your job search.

The career counslers are the experts in teaching you how to find a job, so use their services; also, take advantage of events like job fairs and the on-campus interviewing program to connect with employers right here at Pitt-Johnstown.
Remember, it's your future and your success—Career Services is here to help you move to that next step. We hope to see you soon!

Career Action Plan

Your Career Action Plan is a guide that will help prepare you for a job or graduate school. Contact us at 412-648-7130 or at careers@pitt.edu to learn more about the services provided by the Career Development Office. By participating in the following activities, you will be well on your way to achieving your career goals. The services and suggestions stated in the diagram are for informational purposes only and are not intended as professional advice. Students should consult a career consultant to discuss their unique career questions. Information for graduate students and alumni is contained in respective sections of this website.
  • First Year
  • Second Year
  • Junior Year
  • Senior Year
First YearMust Do
  • Activate a FutureLinks account.
  • Work with a career counselor or consultant to create a résumé.
  • Complete an assessment to help you explore a major or career.
Should Do
  • Learn more about companies by attending a job and internship fair.
  • Job shadow a professional for a day at a company that interests you or with a Pitt alumnus.
  • Engage in Outside the Classroom Curriculum (OCC) activities.
  • Attend job and internship fairs.
Could Do
  • Attend the Reflection Retreat.
  • Network with alumni at Pathway to Professions.
  • Join an on-campus club or organization and seek opportunities to develop career skills.

  ·         Develop a Linkedin Pitt Johnstown account

·         Develop a seminar about Linkedin to teach students how to get the most out of networking with professionals