Learn to predict exam questions, develop an understanding of different test formats, and complete practice questions. A session will be held each day, Monday, December 2 through Thursday, December 5, from 4-5:30 p.m.
Interested in studying abroad during the summer or fall 2014 terms, or just curious about study abroad programs? Stop by to meet Dan Drummond, outreach assistant from the University Study Abroad Office. Mr. Drummond will answer questions and provide information about study abroad opportunities, scholarships, and deadlines.
Prospective and first-year CGS students are invited to a free information session featuring Kimberly McCurdy, a Higher Education Access Partner with the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), who will provide effective financial aid strategies to help you successfully navigate the financial aid process. Prospective students can also learn about transferring to CGS hassle-free, and how our results-oriented programs can put you on the path to real-world success—and fit into your busy lifestyle.
Congratulations to first-year CGS student Nathan Babyak (Media and Professional Communications) on his recent scholarship award from the Wounded Warrior and Veterans Education Assistance Fund. Babyak, who separated from the United States Marine Corps as a Staff Sergeant in June, returned to his hometown of Pittsburgh to attend the University of Pittsburgh.
Says Babyak, “For much of my life, the dream of becoming a college graduate seemed unattainable. Once I had the ability to make that dream come true, I wanted to make the most of it, so I applied to Pitt. It was the one and only school that I applied to. In addition to everything that I have seen, done, and triumphed over in my life, graduating from Pitt will be the culmination of my accomplishments. I wouldn’t have wanted to do this anywhere else.”
Calling all degree-seeking CGS students: We need your help! CGS is looking for students to participate in a liberal arts reading comprehension assessment designed to measure our programs.
Participants will receive a $20 Giant Eagle gift card. The first 150 participants will be entered for a chance to win a Kindle Fire, so sign up today!
CGS alumna Carol LS Trent (Administration of Justice and Humanities, ’05) has returned to CGS—this time as a visiting instructor in Administration of Justice. In addition to teaching (Ms. Trent currently teaches Deviance and the Law), she will be developing four on-ground CGS courses into online courses for the 2014-14 academic year.
“I am especially excited about our department’s further expansion into online learning, as it will allow more students to attend, especially those who are currently working full-time or who otherwise may not be able to attend,” explains Trent.
Trent—who holds an MA in Criminology from the University of South Florida and expects to complete her doctorate in the spring—has been teaching at the University of Florida since 2010, both in the classroom and in online courses. She enjoys teaching both introductory-level courses in criminal justice and special topics related to her research interests, including state and governmental crime, international criminal justice and criminology, and organized crime.
“My favorite teaching experience was probably when we used the film Goodfellas to learn the structural and individual theories of organized crime. It is my favorite film, so of course I enjoyed watching it again, and several students told me that it was their favorite assignment in their college career (so far),” she says.
As a CGS alumna, Trent has one overall message for today’s CGS students: “Take advantage of everything that Pitt and CGS have to offer!” she says.
A representative from the Office of Career Development and Placement Assistance will reveal careers pursued by recent graduates, potential job titles and employment areas applicable to the major, salary expectations, grad school options, and general tips to help students break into their field.
Looking for a way to stay in shape in a short amount of time? Join the CGS Peer Mentors and Jim Crowell from Integrated Fitness in Bethel Park to learn the basics of a Kettlebell workout to help you stay in shape. Stop in anytime between 4 and 6 p.m. for some fitness information and pizza supplied by the CGS Student Government.
A representative from the Pennsylvania State Police will join staff from Pitt's Office of Career Development and Placement Assistance in this unique information session about employment prospects for CGS graduates with a degree in Administration of Justice or Legal Studies. This information session will reveal careers pursued by recent graduates, potential job titles and employment areas applicable to the major, salary expectations, graduate school options, and general tips to help students break into their field.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette newspaper columnist and winner of the Pennsylvania Newspaper Publisher Keystone Award for column writing, Brian O’Neill, presents excerpts from his book, The Paris of Appalachia: Pittsburgh in the Twenty-first Century. The book paints a picture of the unique culture and dramatic beauty of all things Pittsburgh. This event is hosted by the CGS Student Government and the Alumni Society as part of their series of networking events.
Refreshments will be served, including some real "Pittsburgh Soul Food": pierogies and South Side pretzels!