Whether you’re searching for a job or internship, or just looking to schedule an appointment with your career consultant, Handshake is Pitt’s comprehensive career management database.
Get in the spotlight with a standout resume! Vmock uses AI technology to analyze and give feedback on your resume draft. Sign on using your Pitt email address and password to get started.
Use this virtual mock interviewing site to practice your skills, whether you’re prepping for an internship, job, or graduate school interview! Register on Pitt’s Big Interview site to create an account with your Pitt email address.
YouScience is the science of YOU – how your mind is wired, what makes you tick, the skills and knowledge that set you apart. You have talent and there’s a path that’s right for you – here’s how we help you discover it. Request access to YouScience at your next Career Center appointment.
Learn business, creative, and technology skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. Pair your LinkedIn account with your free LinkedIn learning account in the my.Pitt Portal.
Are you in need of professional attire for an upcoming interview, Career Fair, or other experience? The Career Center’s Career Closet is a service that lends suits, blazers, shirts, ties, and other professional accessories to students to help them look their best. Our services are available by appointment only. Schedule an appointment today by contacting the Career Center here or setting up an appointment in Handshake.
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A comprehensive resource for exploring the connection between academic majors and potential career fields.
Also, create a free profile to utilize Buzzfile’s Employer by Major and Employer by State databases where you can see which employers in your state are hiring your major.
Pitt Commons is a new online platform that allows students, faculty, staff, alumni, postdocs, and friends of the University of Pittsburgh to establish networking and/or mentoring relationships that are meaningful and specific to their unique interests and academic and career goals. Click the link to join the network!
Career tools designed to help you assess your career interests and options.
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Familiarize yourself with these tips for spotting job or internship postings online that are not legitimate employers and could end up costing you time or money.
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The Career Center is committed to the safety of our students. If you have been a victim of sexual harassment and/or misconduct at an internship or co-op employment site, please visit the Title IX Office at the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to learn about resources and next steps. In addition to their website, you can reach the Title IX Office at 412-648-7860 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Career Center offers career services to all current Pitt students and recent alumni.
Career Consultants assist with all phases of career development, from choosing a major to getting an internship, to beginning your job search, applying to grad school, salary negotiation, and more. They provide career assessments, résumé and cover letter writing assistance, and mock interviews. If you’re interested in the Internship Prep program, our Internship Team will be happy to meet with you.
Our employment team hosts our large scale career fairs and on-site recruiting opportunities.
Our office conducts various classroom presentations, workshops, and large scale events to allow each student to get the tailored service they need to be successful. You are able to meet one-on-one with our Career Consultants for quick drop-in meetings and longer appointments (scheduled through Handshake).
Students are welcome to drop in Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Staff will be available for assistance for short 20 minute drop-in appointments. If you'd like to schedule a longer appointment, students are encouraged to schedule with their Career Consultant on Handshake. The Drop-In Zoom link can be found here.
We have a variety of career exploration resources. Career assessments are not the final answer to finding your career, but they do generate information and ideas that can be useful pieces in the career decision-making process. In order to complete one of our assessments like the MBTI or Strong Interest Inventory, please make an appointment with your Career Consultant through Handshake.
We can assist in all realms of the job search process from providing job posting resources on Handshake, to résumé and cover letter writing, to networking basics, to mock interviews. This does not guarantee you will get a job, but will provide you all the necessary tools to help make that process more successful.
University Staff and Faculty
Our office primarily serves students and alumni so we refer to the series of events the University of Pittsburgh Office of Human Resources hosts each year or can provide a referral to an external career counselor.