College of General Studies
McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

Career Counseling

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What is career counseling?

Individual appointments are available, allowing you to explore, discuss, and make decisions about your career and employment options or seek assistance in making a career transition.  

Through a partnership with the University’s Career Development and Placement Office, the College of General Studies has our own career consultant, Brianna McMeekin, who is located in the McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success, on the first floor of Wesley W. Posvar Hall.  

You can contact our career consultant for one-on-one counseling and strategy sessions and to request assistance with the following:

Choosing an Academic Major 

To help you explore your goals, discover your strengths, and identify your unique qualities, our career consultant offers tests that inventory interests, skills, values, and personality (including the Strong Interest and Inventory, Skill Scan, and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator).  Contact her directly at 412-383-4473 or  to find out more or schedule an appointment.

Internship and Full-time Employment

Our career counselor can answer your questions about getting an internship, or offer tips on where to find full-time employment.  For more detailed information about internships in the College of General Studies, please visit our internship section.  

Resume and Cover Letter Writing 

Learn how to write effective professional correspondence including resumes and curricula vitae, cover letters, thank you notes, e-mails, and professional correspondence. 

Job and Career Fair Information and Workshops

Information on these events is available through the Career Services website.  Please visit the event calendar for more details on specific events.