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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.

Opinion | Get the ‘useless’ fine arts degree

Opinions Editor Leah Mensch is passionate about writing and plans to get a master’s of fine arts in creative writing.

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.

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

Cole Boillat poses with his plant, Jonathan.

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

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.

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

Pitt’s Career Center offer various services including resumé reviews and information about upcoming career and internship fairs.

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

Live Content Correspondent is a new program started by the NFL that hires photographers and videographers to cover games in cities across the country.

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

The Pitt mens’ basketball managers are in charge of setting up and making sure everything is ready for practices and games.

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.

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