Career Development and Placement Assistance

Welcome to the Office of Career Development & Placement Assistance (CDPA)!

CDPA Staff Photo 2017No matter where you are in your career exploration process, it’s never too early to start preparing for your future. Partner with us as you explore your passions, values, and goals. We’ll work with you—from start to finish—to develop the skills and experiences needed to achieve the career of your dreams.

Featured Upcoming Events

Diversity Career Conference: January 20, 2018

Internship Week: January 22-26

Norfolk Southern Week: January 22-25

Government, Non-Profit, and Public Service Senior Career Series: January 24

Government, Non-Profit, and Public Service Networking Event: January 24

Spring Career + Internship Fair: February 13, 2018 (Business, Humanities, and Social Sciences Majors) and February 15-16, 2018 (STEM Majors)

Visit to view additional upcoming events.

Class of 2017 Follow-Up Survey:

Pitt Graduates (Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017): You’re Invited to take the Class of 2017 Follow-Up Survey! The Office of Institutional Research (IR), along with the Office of Career Development and Placement Assistance, have coordinated their efforts to provide the University with comprehensive and uniform data on the post-graduation plans of its graduates. CDPA and IR publish an annual report which provides insight as to what Pitt graduates are doing after they receive their degrees.


The Survey should take 3-5 minutes to complete. To thank you for your input, those who complete the full survey will entered for a chance to win one of several prizes such as an Apple Watch and the Apple iPad mini. Click here to take the survey!