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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.

Dean's Stars and Dean's List for Fall 2016 term

Congratulations to the College of General Studies' Dean's Stars and those who made the Dean's List for the fall 2016 term.

The following CGS students are recognized as Dean's Stars for achieving a 4.0 GPA for the fall 2016 term:

Clara Bahan Caitlin Holmes Jenna Potts
Christine Brashier Courtney Joyce Adryan Richardson
Annette Burket Jason Klatt Sydney Smolenak
Abigail Capella Eric Knapp Andrew Staiger
Madeline Cree Nicole Koster Jacob Sweed
Elisabeth Estes Arian Madani Neishaboori  Damien Truschel
Madelyn Fell Luke Maxson Karla Victum
Rose Gerber Andrew Maza Amber Ward
Cody Gilbert Justin Moore  

The following CGS students are recognized for achieving a 3.50 or better GPA for the fall 2016 term. To qualify for the Dean's List, students must complete at least 12 letter-graded credits with a 3.5 or better GPA within one academic year without G-grades. In order to qualify again, you must complete a new set of 12 credits and earn a 3.5 GPA. Congratulations to the following students for their outstanding academic achievement:

Sarah AdelsbergRose GerberMontanna Mellion
Jared AielloCody GilbertSamuel Mersing
Kira AkanaJeffery GillenbergerJennifer Mikitka
Michael AlbingerKelsey GlattsJustin Moore
Jerilyne AlmonteMatthew GoldbergJessica Morris
Taylor AndersonChelsea GreenbergKaren Morris
Olivia AppletonPhoebe GuttLindsay Myer
Shane AsmanCallum HamiltonDaniela Nestory
Nathan BabyakSarah HamptonKevin Novick
Clara BahanAnnabelle HanfligLauren O'Brien
Angela BalyaCasey HarewoodKaitlin O'Donnell
Samantha BastressKelliann HaughBryan Olson
John BellCaroline HeymanSiobhan Osborne
Stephanie BerganJennifer HoffmannThomas Pagan
Abigail BerringerCaitlin HolmesRachel Parasky
Samantha BlueAllyson HooverCarly Paulison
Gillian BoylandTyler HoppmanLoretta Payne
Madison BrannonTaylor HouserJulia Pines
Christine BrashierKevin HudsonJason Piskurich
Desire BrownKristen HunninenAlisha Pond
Courtney BruchKevin HurleyJenna Potts
Annette BurketMahnoor ImranAdryan Richardson
Mujtaba BurnyLauren IsleyEmily Roser
Lauren ButlerMatilda IzevbigieJacqueline Ruchti
Abigail CapellaAigner JacksonArielle Russo
Nicholaus CarranzaCiera JamesAnthony Sayegh
Maya CarterAllison JensenJessica Scheib
Celina ChiuCourtney JerioskiAbigail Scurfield
Zachary ClappEvan JohnsonAmanda Seim
Jasmine ClarkKathleen JohnsonAmanda Serio
Joanna ClarkHannah JonesJessica Sevcik
Noah ClarkCourtney JoyceDylan Shaffer
Allison ClarkeSyed KaleemShamaal Sheppard
Adelle CollinsJames KarshAshleigh Simpson
Christopher ConnellNeha KhoisnamElizabeth Smith
Richaela CowanEssence KimesLydia Smith
Caroline CoyleJason KlattMargot Smith
Madeline CreeJoel KleinSydney Smolenak
Emmaline CusheyEric KnappSamantha Sostorecz
Luz Demarco-GreenAshley KoehlerAndrew Staiger
John DenisRobert KoehlerChris Stalnaker
Justin DiamondNicole KosterBrenna Stamm
Ashlee DiDomenicoJoshua LawrenceSarah Stein
Jacqueline DillonTiffany LeeJacob Sweed
Mackenzie DrungellSamantha LevinKathryn Tadduni
Michael DunnDavid LevineNathaniel Taylor
Daniel EdgarMarissa LockeGaelle Tchuem
Ryan EggertSydney LukusMichael Thomas
Madeline EllgassAshton MacfarlaneTaylor Trgovac
Elisabeth EstesArian Madani NeishabooriDamien Truschel
Christopher FaganOlivia MarconiDavid Tulin
Colton FagoKristin MarkitellKelechi Urama
Ann FaheySarah MartinNoorden Van
Ryan FaulLuke MaxsonKarla Victum
Madelyn FellAndrew MazaAmber Ward
Victoria FrankenySiobhan McDonoughMelissa White
Matt GalambosNolen McElweeJuliana Wright
Amanda GamwoLaura McGowanThomas Zielinski
Marissa GavinMitchell McGowanAbbot Zuk
Nominations Now Open for CGS Student Choice Awards

Nominations are now open for The Annual CGS Student Choice Awards. CGS students are once again invited to recognize CGS and PITT staff and faculty members for their helpfulness, dedication, and commitment. To learn more about the CGS Student Choice Awards program and to submit a nomination, visit the CGSSG Student Choice Awards Nomination website. Nomination deadline: Friday, March 24, 2017.