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Tutoring Center Reopens for Summer on May 15

Publications/Public Relations Intern Opportunity at Pitt's Global Studies Center

Attention Media and Professional Communications Majors,

Pitt’s Global Studies Center (GSC) seeks an intern (graduate or undergraduate), for the fall semester (fall 2017), who will help with the various publicity, publications, and social/digital media produced by the Center. The intern will have the opportunity to create social media posts, write and edit public relations copy, and produce digital and hard-copy publicity materials for a variety of events, all with an international and educational focus. As the GSC intern, the student will also attend innovative events to gather content and interview people for articles, which will be featured in GSC publications.

The internship position will require excellent written and oral communication skills, with an emphasis on writing in a consistent voice and tone reflective of GSC’s mission, to better promote and bring awareness to our multi-faceted goals. Interns will also be required to have knowledge of creating online content for social media and websites, along with an understanding of how to write public relations copy for a variety of audiences and purposes and to design eye catching and innovative fliers. Ideally, the GSC intern will also have a working knowledge of Adobe InDesign and SEO (search engine optimization), though these skills are not required. The internship will require 10-15 hours per week and students can earn 3 credits if they take the corresponding internship course or they can receive tuition remission.

Students are requested to go to to submit an application. (Please note the deadline has been postponed) and they should send links of their work or copies of flier created to Elaine Linn at

Math "Finals Review" Sessions

Brown Bag Lunch Workshop: Salary Negotiation
Monday, April 10
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
McCarl Center for Non-Traditional Student Success (1400 Posvar Hall)

About the Workshop:

Salary negotiation is an integral part of any job search and understanding the techniques and reasoning behind it will make you successful in your job search and career beyond Pitt. In this workshop, you will learn why salary negotiation is important, how to conduct market research and determine a target salary, as well as learn negotiation strategies both before, during and after the job search.

About the Presenter:

Emily Bennett works in the Office of Career Development and Placement Assistance at the University of Pittsburgh, primarily serving the STEM population as a Career Consultant. She is a Certified Professional Resume Writer, Salary Negotiation Facilitator and MBTI Practitioner. She has held previous roles in recruitment, HR, program administration and runs her own career consulting business.

Seating is limited to 20. Registration Required. To register, click here. Download flyer.

Writing Help Session: Transitions as “Bridges” of Writing
Friday, March 31
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
McCarl Center for Non-Traditional Student Success (1400 Posvar Hall)

The materials from this interactive presentation will also be made available online at after the event. 

Paid civic engagement internship, Fall 2017

Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid and the Betrayal of the American Dream
Wednesday, April 5
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
William Pitt Union, Lower Lounge

Sara Goldrick-Rab, leading scholar-activist on college affordability, will discuss the findings of her research. A student panel will share their reactions and experiences financing their college educations. Free and open to the public.

Sara Goldrick-Rab, 4/5, William Pitt Union Lower Lounge 4:30-6:30 p.m.

New Spring CGS Advising Hours

New Advising Hours Start April 3

Katz School of Business Presentation: The CPA Exam and 150 Credit Hours
Friday, March 17
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Posvar 1700

Moderator: Elise Boyas, Katz School of Business

Participants: Michael Decker, AICPA, VP Examinations – Public Practice (via Skype)

                    Karen Shastri, Katz School of Business, Director MAcc Program

If you are an Accounting major and intend on taking the CPA exam, please attend this one hour session. The presentation will cover:

1. Purpose of 150 credit hours

2. Skillset necessary to be a successful professional

3. Options on attaining 150 credit hours

4. New format of the CPA exam

There will be time for questions during the last 15 minutes of the presentation.