Pitt-Johnstown and the Real World

Sustaining and Enhancing Programs That Engage Students and Prepare for Career and Professional Success

Recognizing the importance of learning beyond the walls of the university, Pitt-Johnstown’s signature Real World Action Program is our unique and purposeful way of combining classroom learning with campus and civic engagement to provide students with a solid foundation for career and professional success. 

Emphasizing experiences that link theory to practice, students are encouraged and supported as they participate in internships, community service, elections, co-ops, service learning, study abroad, mentored research projects. 

Throughout, the emphasis is on developing in-demand job skills and attributes, including knowledge, critical thinking skills, effective communications, creativity, problem-solving abilities, teamwork, and overall real world readiness.

Compared to respondents from Mid-east Public Institutions, Pitt-Johnstown students far exceeded their peers in participation in internships, co-ops, field experience, student teach or clinical placement.