Carol Balk, Career Consultant

Carol Schpiro Balk, MS

Career Consultant, College of General Studies
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Carol Balk

Carol began at the Career Center in July 2018 and works with both traditional and non-traditional students, alumni, students in the College of General Studies and veterans. Carol earned her B.A. in Graphic Design from American University and her M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Chatham University, where she worked as a career counselor for 4 years serving undergraduate and graduate students and alumni. Carol teaches two one credit classes, including internship for students in the public service major as well as a career development class for CGS students.

Prior to joining the Pitt staff, Carol engaged in several careers including ownership and operation of Color Me Mine, a paint-your-own ceramic studio and as an art director and graphic designer at the Carnegie Museums. She is a certified administer of the MBTI personality assessment and a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the National Career Development Association (NCDA).

Carol serves as the Career Consultant and Departmental point of contact for the following majors:

College of General Studies
Administration of Justice
Dental Hygiene
Health Services
Interdisciplinary Studies
Law, Criminal Justice and Society
Legal Studies
Liberal Studies
Media and Professional Communications
Natural Sciences
Non-Profit Management (Certificate)
Public Service
Social Sciences

Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
Urban Studies

Carol’s Availability

Carol’s drop-in hours are Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 200 William Pitt Union.

Here’s how you can schedule an appointment with Carol:
Undergraduates: please create a new in-person or virtual appointment with Carol in Handshake. 
Graduate students: please email Carol directly to set up an appointment.

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