The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Crunch time: seniors get fit for job market

Crunch time: seniors get fit for job market

By Jesseca Muslin / Staff Writer September 15, 2014

On average, job recruiters only give interested applicants six seconds of their time.And that six seconds is how long the typical hiring manager looks at a resumé, according to UPMC recruiter and researcher...

Catch up to the PAT bus schedule in real time

Catch up to the PAT bus schedule in real time

By Emily Ahlin / Staff Writer September 15, 2014

If it’s 20 degrees and snowing, the bus will probably be late. The good news? Soon, bus travelers won’t have to worry abut late buses in any weather.Last week, Port Authority added new routes to their...

Catcalls common for women, men

Catcalls common for women, men

By Sarah Police / Staff Writer September 14, 2014

It’s not unusual for strangers to catcall Katie Watson during her daily run through Schenley Park.Watson, a sophomore finance major, was crossing the street when a man appeared next to her. He began...

Website aims to change how colleges measure graduates

By Lauren Rosenblatt / Staff Writer September 14, 2014

Each year, Pitt omits a large portion of students in its graduation rates.The U.S. Department of Education does not allow schools to include transfer students in their calculations. But the Student Achievement...

Be the boss: Self-employed students set their own rules

By Kat Prosachik / Staff Writer September 11, 2014

Pitt students are changing the way we think about college jobs by becoming their own bosses.In 2009, the Bureau of Labor Statistics determined that only 3.7 percent of people aged 16-24 are self-employed....

Pitt students share customer service horror stories

Pitt students share customer service horror stories

By Dale Shoemaker / Staff Writer September 11, 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...

Shred the transcript: Employers value experience, not GPA

Shred the transcript: Employers value experience, not GPA

By Nerine Sivagnanam / Staff Writer September 11, 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...

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