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Employment Guide: Pittsburgh filmmakers need more than connections for success

Employment Guide: Pittsburgh filmmakers need more than connections for success

By Ian Flanagan / Staff Writer

September 12, 2014


Filed under Culture, Movies, Specials, Specials / Fallemployment2014

For young, up-and-coming filmmakers, a passion for the movies is now just the bare minimum.“Don’t be afraid to bust your ass,” Tom Fisher, a 2012 Pitt film graduate currently working as multimedia producer at the Carnegie Museum of Art, said.Fisher emphasized the importance of a strong work ethic ...

Employment Guide: Pitt’s creative writing director talks Hollywood adaptations

Employment Guide: Pitt’s creative writing director talks Hollywood adaptations

By Mason Lazarcheff / For The Pitt News

September 12, 2014


Filed under Culture, Movies, Specials, Specials / Fallemployment2014

The NFL has taken some considerable heat lately for issues off the field. But, when the adaptation of Jeanne Marie Laskas’ article “Game Brain” hits theaters, the conversation might shift back to effects of what happens on the field.“Game Brain” brought Bennet Omalu, a Pittsburgh pathologist...

Wasting away in Margaritaville: Get real about the economy

By Stephen Caruso / Columnist

September 11, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Specials, Specials / Fallemployment2014

It feels that, often, this country’s understanding of the economy is like an episode of “South Park.” Specifically, it’s like the one in which Randy Marsh convinces the entire eponymous town to spend money on nothing but “the bare essentials. Water and bread and margaritas,” to appease the e...

Cleveland Browns

Cleveland Browns

By MCT Campus

September 11, 2014


Filed under Football, Specials, Specials / Fallemployment2014, Sports

K'Waun Williams and Jabaal Sheard are both on the Cleveland Browns' roster.

Former Pitt teammates reunited in NFL

Former Pitt teammates reunited in NFL

By Dan Sostek / Staff Writer

September 11, 2014


Filed under Football, Specials, Specials / Fallemployment2014, Sports

Jabaal Sheard has had his fair share of memorable NFL experiences in his four seasons with the Cleveland Browns. He has been named to the All-Rookie team, sacked Hall-of-Fame quarterbacks and recorded 22 sacks in 46 career games from the 2011 season until now.Still, there is one aspect of being in the...

Volleyball

Volleyball

By Zach Schaffer / Senior Staff Photographer

September 11, 2014


Filed under Specials, Specials / Fallemployment2014, Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Volleyball has shot out to a 5-1 start.

Volleyball looks to recapture winning ways in home tournament

Volleyball looks to recapture winning ways in home tournament

By Caitlin Hinsey / Staff Writer

September 11, 2014


Filed under Specials, Specials / Fallemployment2014, Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After a successful tournament out West, despite losing their last game to Colorado, the Panthers return home and aim to recapture their winning ways this weekend when they host the Panther Classic. This marks the first home match for Pitt, after competing in tournaments in Ohio and Colorado to open...

Chryst, Pitt try to stay focused on FIU Saturday

Chryst, Pitt try to stay focused on FIU Saturday

By Ryan Bertonaschi / Senior Staff Writer

September 11, 2014


Filed under Football, Specials, Specials / Fallemployment2014, Sports

It’s no secret that Florida International — Pitt’s opponent this Saturday — was a bad football team last year, and it only projects to finish this season as another bad football team.It’s interesting, too. The program has gained almost as much national recognition in recent years for being so, we...

Elvin Soto

Elvin Soto

By Courtesy of Craig Mitchelldyer

September 11, 2014


Filed under Specials, Specials / Fallemployment2014, Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Elvin Soto plays in the Arizona Diamondbacks' minor league system.

Former catcher recaptures spark, work ethic in Single-A

Former catcher recaptures spark, work ethic in Single-A

By Jeremy Tepper / Staff Writer

September 11, 2014


Filed under Specials, Specials / Fallemployment2014, Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After finishing an All-Big East campaign in 2013 with the Pitt baseball team, catcher Elvin Soto decided to move on to the big leagues and was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 16th round. It’s oftentimes a difficult jump from college to the minor leagues, and Soto followed that trend in ...

Prince-Wright finds new career after soccer

Prince-Wright finds new career after soccer

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

September 11, 2014


Filed under Specials, Specials / Fallemployment2014, Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Joe Prince-Wright is one of Pitt’s most well-known soccer alumni. Earning 31 caps in head coach Joe Luxbacher’s midfield, he graduated in 2011 in four years with a degree in English writing and communications. While at Pitt, he also earned experience in his field, interning at Root Sports, ESPN Radio Pit...

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

By Kat Prosachik / Staff Writer

September 11, 2014


Filed under Campus, News, Specials, Specials / Fallemployment2014

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. In 2013, the average number of self-employed men and women between the ages of 16-19 was roughly...

Customer service horror stories

Customer service horror stories

By Aby Briner / For The Pitt News

September 11, 2014


Filed under Campus, News, Specials, Specials / Fallemployment2014

Pitt students share customer service horror stories

Pitt students share customer service horror stories

By Dale Shoemaker / Staff Writer

September 11, 2014


Filed under Campus, News, Specials, Specials / Fallemployment2014

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 11, 2014


Filed under Campus, News, Specials, Specials / Fallemployment2014

Shred the transcript: Employers value experience, not GPA

Shred the transcript: Employers value experience, not GPA

By Nerine Sivagnanam / Staff Writer

September 11, 2014


Filed under Campus, News, Specials, Specials / Fallemployment2014

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 11, 2014


Filed under News, Specials, Specials / Fallemployment2014, Tech Science

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...

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