RealWorld Action Program

The RealWorld Action Program is Nationally Recognized!

RealWorld Action Program

At Pitt-Johnstown, we strive to help our students be proficient in four areas of development: leadership, involvement, service, and citizenship.  Recognizing that graduates possessing these attributes are highly sought for employment and admissions to professional and graduate schools, we have designed the RealWorld Action Program to prepare our students to be competitive against their regional, national, and international peers.  The RealWorld Action Program provides students with a coherent and manageable way to navigate the collegiate experience that extends learning beyond the traditional classroom walls. 

The RealWorld Action Program is a campus-wide initiative designed to guide students through a series of programs, activities, and experiences that complement their academic studies. The program encourages exploration growth within five areas:

  1. Civic Engagement and Citizenship
  2. Career Preparation
  3. Collegiate Involvement
  4. Community Engagement
  5. Making a Difference in our World.


For more information, contact:

Jeanne M. Susko, Coordinator
Voice: 814-269-2060

G-52 Student Union (RealWorld Career Services)

Monday through Friday 
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.


“Many programs encourage students to become active members of their campuses. At the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, an innovative initiative called the RealWorld Action Program takes the idea a step further—it encourages students to see themselves as active members of multiple communities, including the global community.”

--Student Affairs Leader (January 1, 2010)