Whether you are in the process of choosing a major, changing a major, choosing a career, writing a résumé, exploring internship opportunities, or preparing for an interview, please let us help you! In order to achieve your dreams, we invite you to work closely with us. You can do that by making an appointment or stopping by our office.
Confused about your major? Not sure where you can go with your major? Don't have a major? Stop in RealWorld Career Services and talk with a counselor. We are open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., G52 Student Union.
We offer interview practice to prepare for upcoming interviews.
Students meet with our counselors and we provide a real-life interview setting. The interview is recorded so students can watch themselves and gain feedback.
Interest inventories are offered to students wishing to have a profile of their interests. We administer the "Strong Interest Inventory" and/or "Myers-Briggs Type Indicator" and other personal assessments.
A self-assessment to give students an idea about their personalities. This assessment helps students determine which career path might best match their personality. Any student wishing to take this assessment can obtain paperwork in the RealWorld Career Services Office, Student Union G-52.
Access website: Strong Interest Inventory
Instructions for completing a Strong Interest Inventory assessment:
1) Enter the following Account Login: mountaincats
2) Enter the following Account Password: upjstudent
3) Leave the “User ID” blank unless you are returning to complete an assessment. Click: Login
4) From the menu, select the desired assessment – Newly revised Strong Interest Inventory. Click: Begin
- Provide the requested demographic information. Click: Continue Now
- Follow all directions to complete your assessment
- After completing the assessment, click Done at the bottom of the page.
5) Contact us to schedule an appointment and review the results.
We provide guidance in selecting or changing your current major or minor. You may want to visit the website "What can I do with this Major?”
The RealWorld 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 program information.
Students may visit Petersons.com for information about colleges and universities and graduate schools.
Kaplan or Princeton Review visits Pitt-Johnstown to offer FREE practice exams for the GRE's, GMAT's, LSAT's and the MCAT's. Kaplan also offers free online testing. Our office has more information.
Workshops on résumé writing, interviewing, and job hunting are held at various times during the term. Keep an eye out for our Career and Professional Development Series. Attendance at these workshops will help to fulfill core requirements for the Career and Professional Development area of the RealWorld Action program.
Visit our Events Calendar to view upcoming workshops.
Internships are a valuable part of the employment process. They will increase your real-world experience and ultimately help when it comes time to look for a full-time position.
Employers come to interview seniors both at Pitt-Johnstown and on the Oakland campus in Pittsburgh. Mock interviews are also available by appointment. Tips for interviews and a list of questions are available in our office.
The RealWorld 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 résumés, and dress professionally. We also have worksheets such as "Job Fair Tips” and "How to make a Job Fair work for you.”