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Customer service horror stories

Customer service horror stories

By Aby Briner / For The Pitt News

September 12, 2014

Pitt students share customer service horror stories

Pitt students share customer service horror stories

By Dale Shoemaker / Staff Writer

September 12, 2014

Rule number one: the customer is always right. Rule number two: if the customer is wrong, refer to rule number one.In American businesses, this is standard for customer service. Sometimes, though, the customer is not right. What follows are three stories, from Pitt students, who work on the other side...

Employer Value of Student Attributes

Employer Value of Student Attributes

By Cristina Holtzer / News Editor

September 12, 2014

Shred the transcript: Employers value experience, not GPA

Shred the transcript: Employers value experience, not GPA

By Nerine Sivagnanam / Staff Writer

September 12, 2014

Next time you find yourself choosing career work over class work, don’t fret. Evidence shows your transcript won’t be a one-way ticket to a dream job. A 2012 survey by the Chronicle of Higher Education and American Public Media’s Marketplace discussed what attributes employers value most when hi...

Working with words: Students earn cash through blogging

Working with words: Students earn cash through blogging

By Conor McAteer / Staff Writer

September 12, 2014

When Aditya Thawardas began reading TalkAndroid, he didn’t think he would become one of its writers. But since April 2013, Thawardas has been writing for the blog, which focuses on the Android operating system and phone market.  “It’s not like a normal job where you go in and have hours,” T...

Business school dean announces resignation

By Danielle Fox / Assistant News Editor

September 12, 2014

Dean John Delaney of Pitt’s Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration announced on Thursday that he plans to step down from his position.Delaney is stepping down because he believes organizations need new leadership to remain “fresh and vital.”“In light of the arriv...

Pitt vs. PSU

Pitt vs. PSU

By Bobby Mizia / Visual Editor

September 10, 2014

Pitt is a hotspot for international students, report shows

By Anjana Murali / For The Pitt News

September 10, 2014

Pitt is known to express its diversity. Take the iconic Cathedral of Learning, which has 30 nationality rooms created to celebrate cultures around the world. According to a 2014 Global Cities Initiative report from the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase, Pitt is a top destination for foreign ...

Students choose PSU over Pitt

Students choose PSU over Pitt

By Dale Shoemaker / Staff Writer

September 10, 2014

In the ongoing fight for dominance of Pennsylvania college pride, Pitt may be falling behind Penn State.A study published earlier this year by Parchment, a company that accepts online submissions of college transcripts, compiled the “revealed preference” of 104,119 college students in the United St...

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