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Opinion | Workers have every right to hold out for improved job opportunities

Opinion | Workers have every right to hold out for improved job opportunities

By Jack Troy, Opinions Editor May 26, 2021
Many companies might be shocked to find out that human beings are more than labor output machines, willing to do whatever menial work you put in front of them.
Opinion | It’s OK to not have a job lined up for after graduation

Opinion | It’s OK to not have a job lined up for after graduation

By Ana Altchek, Staff Columnist April 21, 2021
As a 22-year-old, it’s OK not to have a definitive plan upon graduation.
Streaming services, live gamecasts and radio broadcasts can help workbound fans keep up with their favorite sports team while in the office.

A guide to following sports at the office

By Alexander Ganias, For The Pitt News September 30, 2020
Sports and work don’t usually mix. In the case that they do, here’s how you can keep up with your team when stuck in the office on gameday.
Opinion | Odd jobs are the best jobs

Opinion | Odd jobs are the best jobs

By Maggie Durwald, Assistant Opinions Editor February 5, 2020
I’ve never had an internship or a job one might consider a stepping stone to a “real job,” but I feel that the menial, oftentimes horrible jobs I’ve worked have better prepared me to face life than anything else could.
Opinions Editor Leah Mensch is passionate about writing and plans to get a master’s of fine arts in creative writing.

Opinion | Get the ‘useless’ fine arts degree

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor February 5, 2020
Everyone’s idea of what useless means is different, and regardless, it’s not possible to define whether or not a degree is “useful” based upon the number of jobs available, and the number of people employed directly in the field.
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.
Satire | LinkedIn Horoscopes

Satire | 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.
Cole Boillat poses with his plant, Jonathan.

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.
Ross Ohlendorf of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches against the Houston Astros in the first inning of their game Thursday, July 8, 2010, at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

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.
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