College of General Studies

News & Events

National Nontraditional Student Week 2014
Monday, November 3 - Saturday, November 8
(All day)
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

Join the College of General Studies in celebrating National Nontraditional Student Week, November 3-8, 2014.

Celebrate Pitt Sports during this 12th annual celebration honoring the hard work of those Pitt students who are pursuing an education while managing other priorities, like work, family, and community responsibilities.

  • “Champions of Pitt” photography exhibit opens Friday, November 7
  • Pitt athletes share their experiences from the Coach for College Program in Vietnam
  • Films shown daily noon-2 p.m.
  • Workshops on scholarships, careers and internships, and more

Check out a complete listing of events!

Resume Basics Workshop
Tuesday, October 7
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

Looking to put together a professional resume? Want to get some insider tips on what employers looks for when scanning your resume? Come to the Resume Basics Workshop to develop and fine tune your resume. Come prepared with a copy of your resume or questions to get one started!

Critical Reading Skills Workshop
Thursday, October 9
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

Learn to read faster, increase comprehension, and strengthen your vocabulary, three skills that will help you succeed in all of your college courses.

Math Anxiety 101: Tactics to Achieve Math Success
Tuesday, October 14
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

Math 101 is a workshop for anyone who needs to take a math course at Pitt, but is hesitant to enroll for any reason. Leave your calculators at home, but come and hear the discussion debunking common math myths. In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet the College of General Studies Math Tutor, Donna Rosenberger.

Conflict Zone
Wednesday, October 15 - Friday, October 31
(All day)
University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building

The University of Pittsburgh College of General Studies and Office of Veterans Services are pleased to present "Conflict Zone," a groundbreaking look at war. "Conflict Zone" is a collection of images from the front lines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan captured by some of the world's leading combat photographers and journalists. The exhibit runs from October 15-31. 

An Opening Reception will be held on October 16 from 4-5:30 p.m. Kathleen Flynn, a photojournalist with the Times-Picayune/ whose work is featured in the exhibit, will speak at the event. Learn more.

Test-Taking Skills Workshop
Monday, October 20
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

Gain the confidence you need to ace your next test. This workshop provides unique tactics that you can use while preparing for and taking tests.  

What Can I Do With a Major in Health Services?
Wednesday, October 22
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.

Note-Taking/Memory Skills Workshop
Tuesday, October 28
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

Taking good notes helps develop strong memory skills. This workshop will provide strategies for recording and reviewing information to increase your ability to memorize important information.

This workshop will also be held October 30, from 4-5:30 p.m.

Critical Thinking Assessment Program
Various locations on campus

The College of General Studies is looking for degree-seeking CGS students to participate in a liberal arts critical thinking assessment designed to measure our programs. The assessment is scheduled to take 40 minutes to complete. Multiple time-slots will be available Monday, November 3, 2014 through Saturday, November 15, 2014. Find the date, time, and location that works for you!

Participants will receive a $20 WePay cash card.

The first 150 participants will be entered for a chance to win a Kindle Fire. Participation is limited to degree-seeking CGS students.

Pitt Named a 2015 Military Friendly School

The University of Pittsburgh has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds.

The Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.