University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Student Services

Whether you are in the process of choosing a major, changing a major, choosing a career, writing a résumé, exploring internship opportunities, or preparing for an interview, please let us help you! In order to achieve your dreams, we invite you to work closely with us. You can do that by making an appointment or stopping by our office.

We host job fairs, résumé workshops, etiquette dinners, dress-for-success events, self-assessments, social media networking, mock interviews, and more. 

Students sitting at chairs conversing while sitting in the lobby of Blackington Hall.

For Students:

Career Coaching

Stop in or schedule an appointment with Career and Professional Services to talk with a Career Counselor. We offer in-person and virtual appointments and are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Our office is located in G52 Student Union. Please ensure the appointment you are scheduling indicates UPJ before the appointment type.

Click to Schedule an Appointment with a Career Counselor

Career Closet

The Career Closet offers students the opportunity to borrow professional attire for an upcoming interview, Career Fair, or other experience. This resource lends suits, blazers, shirts, ties, and other professional accessories to students in order to help them look their best. Stop by the Career Services office in G52 Student Union anytime during normal operating hours to borrow items. 

Four-Year Checklist to Success

First Year: Explore

  • Self Assessments
  • Log into your Handshake profile
  • Meet with a Career Counselor
  • Attend the Activities Fair
  • Create your elevator speech
  • Create your résumé

Second Year: Inquire 

  • Update your résumé
  • Create your LinkedIn Profile
  • Attend a Career Services-sponsored event/workshop
  • Serve as an active member of at least one club or organization
  • Meet with a Career Counselor
  • Update your Handshake profile
  • Create a CareerShift account

Third Year: Plan

Job Search:

  • Have your résumé reviewed
  • Complete an internship or other experiential learning opportunity
  • Participate in a mock interview
  • Meet with a Career Counselor
  • Attend the Job & Internship Fair

Graduate School:

  • Research graduate school program options
  • Prepare personal statement draft
  • Consider who to ask for a letter of recommendation
  • Register for a standardized exam

Fourth Year: Execute

Job Search:

  • Update your résumé
  • Attend a Career Services-sponsored event/workshop
  • Meet with a Career Counselor

Graduate School:

  • Schedule campus visit
  • Complete and submit all application materials
  • Take standardized exam
  • Complete your personal statement and have it reviewed
  • Request letters of recommendation
Major/Minor Selection

We provide guidance in selecting or changing your current major or minor. Visit our office and review our library of  What can I do with this Major  

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) & Strong Interest Inventory

Career assessments give students an idea about their personalities and/or interests. Assessments help students determine which career path might best match their personality, interests and work style. Any student wishing to take an assessment can obtain information in the Real World Career Services Office, Student Union G-52, or visit Explore Majors and Careers.

Resume and Cover Letter Writing Review

The first paragraph of your resumes and cover letters are crucial to your job search. When presented well, these items will help you to secure an interview. These documents will be the employer’s first impression of you as you pursue opportunities ranging from internships to full-time employment. Real World Career Services counselors will review your resume. Stop in Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., G52 Student Union, or schedule a meeting through Handshake

Support documents:

Interview Practice (Mock Interview)

We offer interview practice to prepare for upcoming interviews. Students meet with our counselors and we provide a real-life interview setting. 

Graduate/Professional School Selection

The Real World Career Services Office provides assistance when students are deciding whether or not to go to graduate/professional school. 

Students may visit » for information about colleges and universities, and graduate schools. Kaplan or Princeton Review visits Pitt-Johnstown to offer FREE practice exams for the GRE's, GMAT's, LSAT's and the MCAT's. Kaplan also offers free online testing. Our office has more information

Career, Internship, and Graduate School Fairs

The Real World Career Services Office provides access to several events throughout the school year. This makes it possible to meet representatives from a large number of companies in one setting. Always take an ample supply of résumés, and dress professionally. We also have worksheets such as "Job Fair Tips” and "How to make a Job Fair work for you.”

Resources for Career Options 


O*NET is the US Department of Labor's primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation. Information from this database is the heart of O*NET OnLine, an interactive application for exploring and searching occupations. The database also provides the foundation for our Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.



Office of Career and Professional Services
G-52 Student Union
Phone: 814-269-7123
Schedule an Appointment with a Career Coach