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The Pitt-Johnstown Real World Career Services team assists you in identifying and reaching your career and professional goals from Day 1.

Pitt-Johnstown is proud of its 96% placement rate for graduates (based on a 2016-2017 post-graduate survey).

Handshake

Whether you’re searching for a job or internship, or just looking to schedule an appointment with your career consultant, Handshake is a comprehensive career management database. The Handshake platform is designed to be modern, streamlined, and provide career information tailored to your interests and goals. Handshake allows current students and alumni to:

  • View and apply for jobs and internships across a variety of industries
  • Register for career fairs, networking events, and more
  • Create a streamlined profile that shows of your experiences and education
  • Review employers’ on-campus interview schedules

Get started today:

  • Go to my.pitt.edu and select Handshake from the menu on the right
  • Complete your Career Interests Survey to help tailor your Handshake experience

If you have trouble accessing your account, please call our office at 814-269-7123 or email jcareers@pitt.edu.

Employers can register for an account. 

For information and step-by-step guidance, visit the employer help page. 

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CareerShift

An easy-to-use approach for the "hidden job market" and managing your job hunt all in one place.  This service is being provided FREE to Pitt-Johnstown students and alumni.  Please note that you must have an email with the "pitt.edu" domain in order to create your free account,  (If you are a Pitt-Johnstown alum, contact our office for instructions on how to create your free account).  

To get started, simply go to: www.upj.careershift.com. Please note that you must have an email with the "pitt.edu" domain in order to create your free account.  If you are a Pitt-Johnstown alum, contact our office for instructions on how to create your free account (jcareers@pitt.edu).  

Tutorials on using CareerShift are available on their YouTube channel. 

LinkedIn

The internet is a great tool for job searching. Most companies post positions on their website, online job boards, and social media outlets, such as LinkedIn. It’s your opportunity to reach up to 350 million professionals, including peers, recruiters and future employers.

Visit the Real World Career Services group, or visit the LinkedIn page for more tips.

Student Employment

Federal Work Study is available on campus. Eligibility is determined by completing a FAFSA and meeting with the Financial Aid Office. Students are paid minimum wage and allowed to work 10 hours per week during Spring and Fall terms. Full-time and part-time positions are available during summer.

Campus Employment is available through individual departments on campus. Students may work a maximum of 20 hours per week, dependent upon the office's operating budget.

Job and Internship Fair

The annual Job and Internship fair provides students the opportunity to meet with over 100 employers. Information can be found on the Job Fair page. Beware of fraudulent job postings!  Don't become a victim of job or internship posings online that are not legitimate employers and could up costing you time and money.  Learn more »