Whether you are in the process of beginning your job search or considering a career change, please let us help you! In order to achieve your dreams, we invite you to work closely with us. Our services are free for all alumni. Please create an account in Handshake and schedule an appointment to meet with a Career Counselor for assistance.
Computing Services and Systems Development allows for graduating students to have an alumni account that will enable them to keep their My Pitt Email mailbox for as long as they like. They will be able to send and receive email messages from their email@example.com email address, as well as from any email aliases they created while a student at Pitt. Use your university email to schedule appointments with career counselors and inquire about any upcoming events.
We offer interview practice to prepare for upcoming interviews.
Students meet with our counselors and we provide a real-life interview setting. The interview is recorded so students can watch themselves and gain feedback.
Vocational Interest Assessments
Interest inventories are offered to students wishing to have a profile of their interests. We administer the "Strong Interest Inventory" and/or "Myers-Briggs Type Indicator" and other personal assessments.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI):
A self-assessment to give students an idea about their personalities. This assessment helps students determine which career path might best match their personality. Any student wishing to take this assessment can contact the office for additional instructions.
Strong Interest Inventory:
Instructions to access website: Strong Interest Inventory
Instructions for completing a Strong Interest Inventory assessment:
1) Enter the following Account Login: mountaincats
2) Enter the following Account Password: upjstudent
3) Leave the “User ID” blank unless you are returning to complete an assessment. Click: Login
4) From the menu, select the desired assessment – Newly revised Strong Interest Inventory. Click: Begin
- Provide the requested demographic information. Click: Continue Now
- Follow all directions to complete your assessment
- After completing the assessment, click Done at the bottom of the page.
5) Contact us to schedule an appointment and review the results.
Graduate/Professional School Selection
The RealWorld Career Services Office provides assistance when students are deciding whether or not to go to graduate/professional school. You can also view an online resource for graduate school and program information.
Students may visit Petersons.com 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 Fair
The RealWorld Career Services Office provides access to several job fairs 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.” Please review our events page to find out more information.