College of General Studies

News & Events

Interview Skills and Practice Workshop
Tuesday, February 3
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

Interviewing is a skill that is learned through practice and more practice. Come hear about the tips and tricks to help prepare and get some practice answering those “tough” questions.

Oakland Food Frenzy & Networking Event
Friday, January 23
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

The CGS Student Government/Alumni Society Networking Social will be the first main event hosted by the CGS Student Ambassadors for the Spring Term 2015. This event will be similar to last year's highly successful “Food Fest." Participants will have an opportunity to feast on some of the most popular cuisine available from the restaurants in Oakland. There will also be a live musical performance. Please RSVP to sbrown@pitt.edu.

Building Relationships with Faculty Workshop
Thursday, January 22
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

There is no better way to connect with University resources than building relationships with the world-class faculty who teach your courses. This workshop will present strategies to help students develop more personal relationships with the faculty they encounter in their classes.   

Time Management Workshop
Tuesday, January 20
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

In our fast-paced world of competing priorities—school, family, work, and more—time management skills are essential. This workshop provides tools for successful and realistic planning, strategies to make the most of your limited time, and easy solutions for tracking how your time is spent.

Time Management Workshop
Wednesday, January 14
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

In our fast-paced world of competing priorities—school, family, work, and more—time management skills are essential. This workshop provides tools for successful and realistic planning, strategies to make the most of your limited time, and easy solutions for tracking how your time is spent.

Resume Building Workshop
Tuesday, January 13
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

Come learn about the basic building blocks to crafting a winning resume. One-on-one resume reviews will be available after the presentation for those students who bring a draft of their resume.

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Students
Tuesday, January 6
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

New students can get off to a good start by developing strong academic habits early. This workshop will highlight seven strategic steps that students can follow to reach their academic goals, enrich their college experience, and succeed at the University.

Preparing for Finals
Monday, December 1 - Thursday, December 4
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

Learn to predict exam questions, develop an understanding of different test formatsm and complete practice questions. This free workshop is held from 4-5:30 p.m. each day and is open to all students. RSVP to sbrown@pitt.edu.

What Can I Do With a Major in Public Service?
Tuesday, November 25
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

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.

What Can I Do With a Major in Administration of Justice & Legal Studies?
Tuesday, November 11
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

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.

Additionally, a recruiter from the PA State Police will be presenting on alternative options for ADMJ/Legal Studies majors. A representative from Pitt's School of Law will also be in attendance.