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Athletic trainers find balance between sports and medicine

(From left) Pitt athletic trainer Jennifer Csonka, Pitt's senior associate athletic director for sports medicine Jennifer Brown and Pitt wrestling trainer Brian Bonnar.

By Ben Zimmer, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018

For athletic trainers like Jennifer Csonka, the career path was the perfect balance between sports and medicine. Whether on the field or off the field, Pitt's athletic trainers are at every game, ready to take on any injuries whenever they occur.

CDPA Director shares employment advice

CDPA Associate Dean and Director Cheryl Finlay assists students in finding and developing careers. (Photo by Kyleen Considine | Senior Staff Videographer)

By Sid Lingala | Staff Writer

February 9, 2018

Cheryl Finlay is responsible for developing and overseeing services that help thousands of Pitt students in their quest to get an internship, land a research assistant position and — most frightening of all to future graduates — find a job. As director of the Office of Career Development and Place...

Sketching out a future

Victor Gonzalez / Staff Illustrator

By Brady Langmann / Staff Writer

September 11, 2015

Within the first two weeks of each semester, studio arts major Stephanie Taylor can usually expect to sign an accident waiver form. “The professors always tell me, ‘Be conscientious because your biggest material is your health,’” Taylor, a junior, said. With art degrees come physical ­—...

Practice makes perfect

Practice makes perfect

By Kevin Kreck / MCT Campus

September 12, 2013

Developing and honing soft skills, such as communication and public speaking, are just as important as practical skills like knowledge of methodology or technical hardware.

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