Discover U Day

DiscoverU Day

DiscoverU Day

Thursday, August 22, 2019
12:30-1 p.m. – Site Check-in
1-4:30 p.m. – Site visits

Sites 1-13 – Report to William Pitt Union Assembly Room
Sites 14-43 – Report to William Pitt Union Lawn, facing Bigelow Boulevard

 

ADVANCE SITE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.  STILL INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING?  Undergraduate students may check in at the William Pitt Union Lawn by 12:30 on August 22 to participate in one of the following sites:

Cathedral Leadership Games – Join current student leaders for a series of fun and interactive team building activities that will help you to learn more about Pitt’s Emerging Leaders program and other leadership development opportunities on campus.  Casual attire.  ALL MAJORS
Pitt Homewood Community Engagement Center – Learn about Pitt’s Neighborhood Commitments through the university’s first place-based Community Engagement Center located in the East End. Tour the center and hear directly from a panel of organizational leaders as they discuss the community, the importance of civic engagement, and their own experiences working within the social sector at the neighborhood level.  Casual attire.  SOCIAL WORK, PUBLIC AFFAIRS, URBAN PLANNING, PUBLIC HEALTH, LIBERAL ARTS, PSYCHOLOGY
Pitt Police Department – Learn about campus safety from the professionals of our deputized Pitt Police force and get a full behind the scenes tour of the Public Safety Building.  Casual attire.  CRIMINAL JUSTICE, PRE-LAW, ALL MAJORS
The Pitt News & WPTS Radio – These student-run businesses are filled with opportunities!  From on-air deejays, journalists, and editors to sales, marketing and production teams, come to learn how easy it is to get involved in two of Pitt’s most popular media organizations!  Casual attire.  COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, ENGLISH, MEDIA STUDIES, BUSINESS, ALL MAJORS
Pitt Ecology Labs: Fields, Forests and Spiders – Learn about the hands-on research opportunities available at the Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology as well as the research done on the ecology of fields and forests nearby and abroad.  Explore labs that include extensive samples and spider collections.  Casual attire.  BIOLOGY, ECOLOGY, NATURAL SCIENCES

REGISTERED STUDENTS

  • If you registered for a DiscoverU Day site before the deadline, then you will be receiving a site-specific email by August 21 with detailed instructions about attire, ID, where to report, etc.
  • All students are expected to participate in the Building a Pitt Community event in the morning.  There is plenty of time for everyone to get to the Union and have lunch prior to the sites departing.
  • Students will be walking or taking buses to the respective sites.  If you have any concerns about accessibility, then please email discover@pitt.edu immediately.
  • If you need to cancel your registration for any reason, then please email discoveru@pitt.edu as soon as possible.
  • You do not need to print your confirmation or bring a ticket to the event.
  • Registration was open from July 15 through August 18.
  • Recommended attire varies.  See site-specific information below:

BUSINESS CASUAL WITH CLOSED-TOE SHOES
Pants, skirts or dresses are appropriate.  This means no jeans, shorts, leggings, t-shirts or tank tops.  No sandals or flip flops are permitted.  You will be walking either as travel to your site or during a tour, so dress comfortably and for the weather.  
Aldi – Braskem – Deloitte Consulting – Peoples Natural Gas – Pitt Physician Assistant Studies – UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh – UPMC Children’s Hospital Pediatric Oncology Program – UPMC Mercy Hospital – UPMC Presbyterian Inpatient Pharmacy – West Penn Hospital

CASUAL WITH CLOSED-TOE SHOES
No sandals or flip flops are permitted.  You will be walking either as travel to your site or during a tour, so dress comfortably and for the weather.
Frick Environmental Center – Pitt Human Engineering Research Laboratories – Pitt School of Dental Medicine – Pitt School of Medicine – UPMC Canterbury Place – UPMC Children’s Hospital Child Life Program – UPMC Presbyterian Hospital

CASUAL
You will be walking either as travel to your site or during a tour, so dress comfortably and for the weather.
Allegheny County Office of the Medical Examiner – ALung Technologies – American Eagle Outfitters – Argo AI – Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh – Carnegie Science Center – Cathedral Leadership Games – City of Asylum @ Alphabet City – City of Pittsburgh – Google Pittsburgh – Kids Plus Pediatrics – Marc USA – Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens – Pitt Ecology Labs: Fields, Forests and Spiders – Pitt Homewood Community Engagement Center – Pitt Physical & Occupational Therapy – Pitt Police Department – Pitt School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences – Pitt School of Law – Pitt Studios & ACC Network – Pitt Wellness Center – Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium – The Pitt News & WPTS Radio – UPMC Corporate – UPMC WISER

 

 

DiscoverU Day is sponsored by the Career Center.

DiscoverU Day is sponsored by the Career Center.
For questions please contact discoveru@pitt.edu.

Health & Medicine

Allegheny County Office of the Medical Examiner*

Interested in postmortem investigations?  Get an overview and tour of the state-of-the-art forensic laboratories where scientists use current scientific methods for evidence analysis and investigations to effectively assist law enforcement, the judicial court systems, and health and environmental agencies.  Casual attire.

BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, GENETICS, ANTHROPOLOGY, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, PHYSICS, PSYCHOLOG

 

Kids Plus Pediatrics

Kids Plus is renowned for their Breastfeeding Center and their commitment to community outreach including their nationally recognized effort to help pediatricians fight against the anti-vaccine movement. Kids Plus is constantly challenging and reimagining the definition of the 21st Century pediatric practice.  Casual attire.

PRE-MED, PRE-HEALTH, NURSING, BIOLOGY, SCIENCES

 

Pitt School of Dental Medicine

Curious about the field of dental medicine or dental hygiene?  You will hear from Pitt Dental School faculty and students about careers in dental medicine. Tour the school and its clinic, and participate in hands-on activities in the simulation clinic. Casual attire, closed-toe/comfortable walking shoes required.

PRE-DENTAL, PRE-HEALTH, SCIENCES

 

Pitt School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS)

Discover professions in Rehabilitation Science by meeting SHRS faculty and participating in hands-on activities such as intubation and making a functional splint. Have fun and learn about Sports Science, Emergency Medicine, Health Information Management and Nutrition & Dietetics.  Casual attire.

PRE-HEALTH, BIOLOGY, SCIENCES, BUSINESS

 

Pitt Wellness Center

Are you interested in healthcare as a career and a balanced lifestyle as a college student? Come to see how we ensure the health and well-being of students here at Pitt. Learn how to maintain a “HEALTHY U” by learning to recognize how behavior has a significant impact on our wellness.  Casual attire.

PRE-MED, PRE-HEALTH, SCIENCES, PSYCHOLOGY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

 

UPMC Canterbury Place

Canterbury Place's exceptional care, warm surroundings, and excellence in service have made it one of Western Pennsylvania's leading providers of geriatric care.  Tour and learn how the dedicated staff provide comprehensive skilled nursing and rehabilitation services that address the physical, psychological, and social needs of each resident in a home-like environment.  Casual attire with closed-toe shoes required.

PRE-HEALTH, NURSING, OT, PT, SPEECH THERAPY

 

UPMC Children’s Hospital Child Life Program

Child Life Specialists are certified members of the Child Life Council with advanced degrees in development, education and child life.  We help educate children about new experiences and feelings that may occur before, during and after a hospital stay.  Students will learn about our daily responsibilities and duties, Child Life Activity Centers, and Music Therapy programs.  Business casual attire with closed-toe shoes required.

PRE-MED, PRE-HEALTH, SCIENCES, PSYCHOLOGY

 

UPMC Presbyterian Inpatient Pharmacy

The group will have a tour of the inpatient pharmacy at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, get introduced to pharmacy automation-ivr, talk to pharmacists and understand operations of an inpatient hospital.  Business casual attire and closed-toe shoes required.

PRE-PHARMACY

 


ALung Technologies* FILLED TO CAPACITY

ALung Technologies is a leading developer of advanced medical devices for treating respiratory failure. Visit to learn more about the Hemolung Respiratory Assist System, a dialysis-like alternative or supplement to mechanical ventilation originally developed at the University of Pittsburgh which removes carbon dioxide directly from the blood in patients with acute respiratory failure.  Casual attire.

Pitt Physical & Occupational Therapy  FILLED TO CAPACITY

Ranked 1st (PT) and 4th (OT) in the nation, these departments of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences are ready to show off their brand new facility designed to teach students how to help patients to overcome functional and mobility challenges.  Casual attire.

Pitt Physician Assistant Studies  FILLED TO CAPACITY

The field of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies is in high demand, and you can learn more about it here!  Experience an overview of the profession, interactive skills stations, and a Q&A session with faculty and professionals while touring their brand new facility.  Business casual attire, closed-toe shoes required.

Pitt School of Medicine  FILLED TO CAPACITY

Thinking of attending medical school in a few years? Now is the perfect time to get your foot in the door and shake a few hands. Tour the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and attend a panel with current medical students. Closed-toe shoes required.

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh  FILLED TO CAPACITY

Come along for a full tour of UPMC’s Children’s Hospital to learn more about how they are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children, teenagers and young adults through excellence in patient care, teaching, research and advocacy.  Learn patient success stories and have a chance to ask the professionals your questions.  Business casual attire with closed-toe shoes required.

UPMC Children’s Hospital Pediatric Oncology Program  FILLED TO CAPACITY

Come hear about the path to a career in medicine from the perspective of a physician in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine  In addition to learning an overview of this specialty, students participating will have the opportunity to tour the hospital.  Business casual attire with closed-toe shoes required.

UPMC Mercy Hospital  FILLED TO CAPACITY

Participate in a hospital tour and panel discussion with various medical professionals where you will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about nursing and other medical careers.  Business casual attire required.

UPMC Presbyterian Hospital  FILLED TO CAPACITY

Participate in an overview and lively discussion of learning opportunities within the flagship hospital of the UPMC Health System.  Talk to professionals and tour the Oakland hospital.  Business casual attire and closed-toe shoes required.

UPMC WISER  FILLED TO CAPACITY

At WISER, one of the most advanced simulation centers in the country, students and seasoned health care professionals work with computerized training mannequins that can be programmed to replicate a vast array of medical situations in both clinical and non-clinical settings.  Tour and learn how medical trainees and practicing clinicians train.  Casual attire.

West Penn Hospital FILLED TO CAPACITY

Explore a future in health care.  Visiting students will be given a tour of the hospital along with information on the Allegheny Health Network and guidance for pursuing a career in health care.  Business casual attire with closed-toe shoes required.

Science & Research

Allegheny County Office of the Medical Examiner*

Interested in postmortem investigations?  Get an overview and tour of the state-of-the-art forensic laboratories where scientists use current scientific methods for evidence analysis and investigations to effectively assist law enforcement, the judicial court systems, and health and environmental agencies.  Casual attire.

BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, GENETICS, ANTHROPOLOGY, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, PHYSICS, PSYCHOLOGY

 

Braskem*

Interested in working for an innovative company? Care about sustainability? Then visit Braskem, the largest producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas.   They produce billions of pounds of thermoplastic resins and petrochemicals in order to create more environmental-friendly, intelligent and sustainable solutions to improve people’s lives. Business casual attire with closed-toe shoes required.

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, CHEMISTRY

 

Carnegie Science Center*

A day at the Science Center is filled with science adventures guaranteed to ignite the "wow! hmm...aha!" in all of us. You will have the opportunity to learn about internship and volunteer opportunities at the Science Center and tour current exhibits.   Casual attire.

ALL MAJORS, ENVIRONMENTAL, SCIENCES, EDUCATION

 

Frick Environmental Center

The Frick Environmental Center provides families, students, and learners of all ages with a state-of-the-art space for hands-on, experiential environmental education. Tour the facility, learn about internship and volunteer opportunities, and participate in a service project to enhance the Center’s landscape.  Casual attire and closed-toe shoes for walking and serving outdoors.

ALL MAJORS, ENVIRONMENTAL, SCIENCES, EDUCATION

 

Peoples Natural Gas*

Peoples is more than just a natural gas service provider. They are truly passionate about serving communities by improve homes, driving businesses, and protecting the environment. From a customer service commitment to cutting edge technology, there are many ways that Peoples is “Making Your Life Better” through a variety of STEM careers.  Business casual attire.

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATH

 

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens*

Explore the Green Heart of Pittsburgh and see how Phipps has evolved from a traditional greenhouse to a world leader in green innovation, sustainable building design, and environmental outreach. Learn about the different departments at Phipps, as well as internship and job opportunities.  Casual attire and comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

ALL MAJORS, SCIENCES, ENVIRONMENTAL, SUSTAINABILITY

 

Pitt Ecology Labs: Fields, Forests and Spiders

Learn about the hands-on research opportunities available at the Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology as well as the research done on the ecology of fields and forests nearby and abroad.  Explore labs that include extensive samples and spider collections.  Casual attire.

BIOLOGY, ECOLOGY, NATURAL SCIENCES


ALung Technologies* FILLED TO CAPACITY

ALung Technologies is a leading developer of advanced medical devices for treating respiratory failure. Visit to learn more about the Hemolung Respiratory Assist System, a dialysis-like alternative or supplement to mechanical ventilation originally developed at the University of Pittsburgh which removes carbon dioxide directly from the blood in patients with acute respiratory failure.  Casual attire.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium* FILLED TO CAPACITY

One of only six major zoo and aquarium combinations in the U.S., the zoo sits on 77 acres of park land where it exhibits more than 4,000 animals representing 475 species, including 20 threatened or endangered species.  The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium strives to foster positive, lifelong connections between animals and people.  Casual attire and comfortable walking shoes recommended.

 

Engineering & Technology

Braskem*

Interested in working for an innovative company? Care about sustainability? Then visit Braskem, the largest producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas.   They produce billions of pounds of thermoplastic resins and petrochemicals in order to create more environmentally-friendly, intelligent and sustainable solutions to improve people’s lives. Business casual attire with closed-toe shoes required.

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, CHEMISTRY

 

Peoples Natural Gas*

Peoples is more than just a natural gas service provider. They are truly passionate about serving communities by improve homes, driving businesses, and protecting the environment. From a customer service commitment to cutting edge technology, there are many ways that Peoples is “Making Your Life Better” through a variety of STEM careers.  Business casual attire.

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATH, BUSINESS

 

Pitt Studios & ACC Network*

Students will be given a tour of Pitt Studios, a brand new state-of-the-art broadcast facility, responsible for live programming on the ESPN ACC Network.  Learn about volunteer, internship, and in-class opportunities to bring Pitt athletic events to the public.  Casual attire.

FILM AND MEDIA STUDIES, COMMUNICATIONS, ENGLISH, PRODUCTION

 

UPMC Corporate*

Students will discover the corporate division of UPMC through an overview of student programs, such as the 11-week Summer Associate internship program, and have the chance to ask previous Summer Associates questions about their experiences with UPMC. The visit will also feature speakers to discuss the continuous growth of UPMC and the Center for Engagement and Inclusion.  Business casual attire required.

ACCOUNTING, BUSINESS, COMMUNICATIONS, COMPUTER SCIENCE, ECONOMICS, FINANCE, HUMAN RESOURCES, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, MARKETING, PUBLIC RELATIONS, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT


ALung Technologies* FILLED TO CAPACITY

ALung Technologies is a leading developer of advanced medical devices for treating respiratory failure. Visit to learn more about the Hemolung Respiratory Assist System, a dialysis-like alternative or supplement to mechanical ventilation originally developed at the University of Pittsburgh which removes carbon dioxide directly from the blood in patients with acute respiratory failure.  Casual attire.

Argo AI  FILLED TO CAPACITY

Argo AI is a self-driving technology company that's building a safer, more convenient, and accessible way for everyone to get around.  Learn from a team who is dedicated to each aspect of their technology, from building advanced mapping and data management tools to developing the prediction algorithms that help us develop a safe, confident driver.  Casual attire.

Deloitte Consulting  FILLED TO CAPACITY

Curious about what it is like to be a technology consultant?  Visit their Pittsburgh office to learn more about how Deloitte consultants strive to make an impact on the world.  This visit consists of a panel discussion with Pitt alumni, an office tour and a client simulation.  Business casual attire.

Google Pittsburgh FILLED TO CAPACITY

Google, the world’s most popular search engine, has employees in Pittsburgh who will discuss timelines and tips detailing how to best prepare for a possible career at Google. Visit includes a tour of their Bakery Square facility.  Casual attire.

Pitt Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL) FILLED TO CAPACITY

Do you have an interest in using research and engineering skills to contribute to improving the lives of people with disabilities?  Come to learn about the research conducted at HERL and RST (Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology) and tour the facility to view the innovative technologies used to make access happen for many with disabilities.  Casual attire, closed-toe shoes required.

 

Civics & Leadership

Cathedral Leadership Games

Join current student leaders for a series of fun and interactive team building activities that will help you to learn more about Pitt’s Emerging Leaders program and other leadership development opportunities on campus.  Casual attire.

ALL MAJORS

 

Pitt Homewood Community Engagement Center

Learn about Pitt’s Neighborhood Commitments through the university’s first place-based Community Engagement Center located in the East End. Tour the center and hear directly from a panel of organizational leaders as they discuss the community, the importance of civic engagement, and their own experiences working within the social sector at the neighborhood level.  Casual attire.

SOCIAL WORK, PUBLIC AFFAIRS, URBAN PLANNING, PUBLIC HEALTH, LIBERAL ARTS, PSYCHOLOGY

 

Pitt Police Department

Learn about campus safety from the professionals of our deputized Pitt Police force and get a full behind the scenes tour of the Public Safety Building.  Casual attire.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE, PRE-LAW, ALL MAJORS

 

Pitt School of Law

Is law school for you? Hear from a student panel to answer any questions regarding law school and specifically opportunities available to you at the graduate level. Also enjoy a tour of the Barco Law Building.  Casual attire.

PRE-LAW, ALL MAJORS

 


City of Pittsburgh FILLED TO CAPACITY

You will meet various city department heads, local officials, and employees to help you learn about the types of internships and work available in city government, while also touring the Mayor’s office and Council chambers.  Casual attire.

Business & Media

Aldi

Experience a behind the scenes look at the operation of an Aldi store. Take a tour around our flagship store in the city of Pittsburgh and discover the different positions that make the operation a huge success. Sample some of our products and discuss future opportunities such as summer internships and executive level management positions.

ALL MAJORS

 

Marc USA

As a full-service, integrated marketing agency, Marc USA uses Decision Science to go deeper to get to surprising insights other marketers miss.  These insights become the fuel for creative ideas that drive powerful results.  No matter the client, category, medium or budget – they move people to action.  Casual attire.

ADVERTISING, MARKETING, PUBLIC RELATIONS, COMMUNICATIONS, DESIGN, ANALYTICS, DATA SCIENCE, PSYCHOLOGY


Peoples Natural Gas*

Peoples is more than just a natural gas service provider. They are truly passionate about serving communities by improve homes, driving businesses, and protecting the environment. From a customer service commitment to cutting edge technology, there are many ways that Peoples is “Making Your Life Better” through a variety of STEM careers.  Business casual attire.

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATH, BUSINESS

 

Pitt Studios & ACC Network*

Students will be given a tour of Pitt Studios, a brand new state-of-the-art broadcast facility, responsible for live programming on the ESPN ACC Network.  Learn about volunteer, internship, and in-class opportunities to bring Pitt athletic events to the public.  Casual attire.

FILM AND MEDIA STUDIES, COMMUNICATIONS, ENGLISH, PRODUCTION

 

The Pitt News & WPTS Radio

These student-run businesses are filled with opportunities!  From on-air deejays, journalists, and editors to sales, marketing and production teams, come to learn how easy it is to get involved in two of Pitt's most popular media organizations!  Casual attire.

COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, ENGLISH, MEDIA STUDIES, BUSINESS, ALL MAJORS

 

UPMC Corporate*

Students will discover the corporate division of UPMC through an overview of student programs, such as the 11-week Summer Associate internship program, and have the chance to ask previous Summer Associates questions about their experiences with UPMC. The visit will also feature speakers to discuss the continuous growth of UPMC and the Center for Engagement and Inclusion.  Business casual attire required.

ACCOUNTING, BUSINESS, COMMUNICATIONS, COMPUTER SCIENCE, ECONOMICS, FINANCE, HUMAN RESOURCES, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, MARKETING, PUBLIC RELATIONS, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

 


American Eagle Outfitters  FILLED TO CAPACITY

Learn about a leading global specialty retailer offering high-quality, on-trend clothing, accessories and personal care products at affordable prices under its American Eagle® and Aerie® brands, headquartered in the South Side.  Discover an inclusive, optimistic and empowering company that celebrates individuality.  Casual attire.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium*  FILLED TO CAPACITY

One of only six major zoo and aquarium combinations in the U.S., the zoo sits on 77 acres of park land where it exhibits more than 4,000 animals representing 475 species.  The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium strives to foster positive, lifelong connections between animals and people.  Casual attire and comfortable walking shoes recommended.

Culture & Exploration

Carnegie Science Center*

A day at the Science Center is filled with science adventures guaranteed to ignite the "wow! hmm...aha!" in all of us. You will have the opportunity to learn about internship and volunteer opportunities at the Science Center and tour current exhibits.   Casual attire.
ALL MAJORS, ENVIRONMENTAL, SCIENCES, EDUCATION

 

City of Asylum @ Alphabet City

City of Asylum creates a thriving community for writers, readers, and neighbors. They offer literary programs in a variety of community settings to encourage cross-cultural exchange while also anchoring neighborhood economic development by transforming blighted properties into homes for energizing public spaces through public art.  Tour the facilities, learn the mission, and enjoy a reading from one of the resident writers.  Casual attire.
ARTS, MARKETING, INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, LANGUAGES, JOURNALISM, CREATIVE WRITING, HOSPITALITY, TECH, SOCIAL SCIENCES

 

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens*

Explore the Green Heart of Pittsburgh and see how Phipps has evolved from a traditional greenhouse to a world leader in green innovation, sustainable building design, and environmental outreach. Learn about the different departments at Phipps, as well as internship and job opportunities.  Casual attire and comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
ALL MAJORS, SCIENCES, ENVIRONMENTAL, SUSTAINABILITY


Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh  FILLED TO CAPACITY

From prehistoric creatures to contemporary art, the Carnegie Museums in Oakland invite visitors of all ages to travel time and imagine possibilities through artistic and historical artifacts.  Learn more about ways to intern, conduct research, volunteer and even work at the museums as a student.  Casual attire.

ExploreU  FILLED TO CAPACITY

How do you go about choosing a major or knowing what career options are a good fit for you?  The Career Center can help!  In this interactive activity, students will learn about how their personalities and interests can help them determine a major or career path.  Learn all about university resources and student organizations that fit your interests as well.  Casual attire.