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Opinion | In defense of an out-of-field internship

Opinion |  In defense of an out-of-field internship

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

September 11, 2019

Though experiences like these are invaluable, an often-overlooked asset to building a resumé is an out-of-field internship.

Opinion | LinkedIn Horoscopes

Opinion | LinkedIn Horoscopes

By Allison Dantinne, Senior Staff Columnist

September 11, 2019

Here are some tips, directly from the stars, to help you optimize your LinkedIn experience.

Opinion | 5 things you should know before working retail

Opinion | 5 things you should know before working retail

By Mackenzie Oster, Staff Columnist

September 11, 2019

Before you find yourself in the midst of the retail world, here are five things that I wish I had known before working in the industry.

Music to my ears: Pitt grads make noise in the music industry

Music to my ears: Pitt grads make noise in the music industry

By Emma Maurice, Senior Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

Fewer than three months after graduating from Pitt, Cole Boillat packed everything up, got in his car and drove across the country to his new home in Los Angeles — all in the pursuit of producing music.

Pro athletes recount journey to the top level

Pro athletes recount journey to the top level

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019

For most athletes who actually make it to the professional level, like former Pitt tennis player and 2017 graduate Audrey Ann Blakely, the journey is mentally arduous and financially uncertain.

Career Center, students offer interview advice

Career Center, students offer interview advice

By Maggie Young, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019

Resumé-building often starts in high school, but budding professionals usually lack the skills needed to prepare for an actual interview.

College students find big-league niches

College students find big-league niches

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019

A vast majority of people don’t ever get the shot to pursue a sports-related job, yet alone their dream job –– but some do.

Student managers vital to basketball team’s success

Student managers vital to basketball team’s success

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor

February 6, 2019

Knowing they wouldn’t be playing DI Basketball, but not wanting to give up their love of the game, three seniors joined the Pitt Basketball team as managers their freshman year.

Get hired: a guide to your next job interview

Get hired: a guide to your next job interview

By Maggie Koontz, Senior Columnist

September 12, 2018

Interviews aren’t difficult because of questions — but because you can only make one first impression on a potential employer. While resumes are important, so are your appearance and mannerisms.

Internship prep program positions students for success

Internship prep program positions students for success

By Mario Cattabiani | For the Pitt News

May 30, 2018

One of the great stressors for college students is the pressure to secure an internship — and with good reason. A survey done by the National Association of Colleges and Employers in 2012 found 60 percent of respondents in paid internships received to at least one job offer, making internships a v...

CDPA Director shares employment advice

CDPA Director shares employment advice

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...

Columnists’ careers in a college cocoon: vignettes from the opinions section

Columnists’ careers in a college cocoon: vignettes from the opinions section

By The Pitt News Staff

February 9, 2018

We here at The Pitt News occupy a difficult space. For us, Pitt is both a presence in our classrooms as an educator and in our columns as an organization we have to keep accountable. We aren’t quite a club — TPN is independent from the University — and yet our location in the William Pitt Union keeps...

Seniors, take heart as graduation nears

Seniors, take heart as graduation nears

By Henry Glitz | Opinions Editor

February 9, 2018

Waking up at 9 a.m., my mind immediately goes to the activities of the day. When am I going to fit in time for meals? What homework did I forget? What am I going to do for the rest of my life? As a senior, I’ve gotten used to the pace of life in college — including gratuitously late wake-up ti...

Oakland Employees Discuss Work After Dark

Oakland Employees Discuss Work After Dark

By Rose Luder | Staff Writer

September 15, 2017

Antoon’s co-owner Mike Abraham had one thing to say about his late-night shifts as a pizza maker. “Too many drunk students,” Abraham said. Abraham, a 46-year-old from Oakland, has run the popular pizza shop with his brother for the last 20 years. Like many employees around Oakland, Abraha...

Creating careers: Pitt grads start their own businesses

Creating careers: Pitt grads start their own businesses

By Salina Pressimone / Staff Writer

September 15, 2017

On any weekend night on South Craig Street, passersby can hear the sounds of wails accompany the tune of pop songs emitted by the karaoke house on the corner. Wedged tight among Irish cuisine and artisan jewelry, KBox Karaoke’s dim purple curtains bring private karaoke culture to musically incline...

College is hard, but it’s just the start

College is hard, but it’s just the start

By Taylor Pecarchik / Staff Writer

September 15, 2017

There’s no doubt that people go to college so they can get a good job. It’s why I go to college. It’s probably why you do, too. But for a lot of students at Pitt, future plans are still a little cloudy. While every student at some point declares a field of study, that doesn’t mean every stu...

Mingle with employers, make connections at Career Fair

By Kathy Zhao / For The Pitt News

September 21, 2014

Update your resumé, and iron that blazer hiding in the back of your closet: It’s time to face the future.On Wednesday, Sept. 24, the Office of Career Development and Placement Assistance will host its annual Fall Career Fair, the largest on-campus recruiting event of the year. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Peterse...

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