Nontraditional Student Week

three students sit around a table in conversation with each other.

November 7–11, 2022

The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success is pleased to present a week of programming in celebration and support of nontraditional students here at the University of Pittsburgh. Browse the list of opportunities below.


Nonlinear Paths to the Health Professions 

Monday, November 7 | 12:00–1:00pm | Virtual 

Join us for this panel discussion with staff from the Pitt School of Medicine, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and the Pre-Health Resource Center about unique paths to health careers and how you can help yourself standout. 


Office of Veteran Services Meet and Greet BBQ 

Monday, November 7 | 11:00am–2:00pm | McCarl Center (1400 Posvar Hall) 

Kick-off Nontraditional Student Week by celebrating with the Office of Veteran Services. Veterans are a valued part of our campus community! Come mingle with current veteran students, enjoy some free food and learn about the impact Pitt Vets make on our campus.  


Managing Your School/Life Balance: Time Management and Staying Organized 

Tuesday, November 8th | 12:00–1:00 | Virtual 

Work, academics, personal life...days fill with a number of competing priorities. Gain insights on different organizational and time management techniques to help balance your busy school/life schedule. 


How to Tell Your Unique Story to Potential Employers with Carol Balk 

Wednesday, November 9th | 12:00–1:00pm | Virtual 

Not everyone follows a straight path to a meaningful career. Life events like having children, serving in the military, taking a break from school, and working are all legitimate reasons for having a non-traditional work history. Today you will learn to tell your story effectively on a resume and in an interview to demonstrate your unique skill set for gainful employment. 

Register to participate virtually. 


Tips for Utilizing Financial Aid as an Adult Student 

Thursday, November 10th11:00am–12:00pm | Virtual

Financial wellness is important as a nontraditional student. Join the financial aid and financial wellness teams to discuss resources and tips to pay for college and maintain your financial well-being. Topics will include: key deadlines, maintaining financial aid, enrollment, scholarships, personal finance tips and loan repayment, forgiveness and debt relief. 

Register to participate virtually.


Resources for Undergraduate Scholars, Artists, and Researchers 

Thursday, November 10th | 12:00-1:00pm | Virtual

Pick up some tips and tricks from the Office of Undergraduate Research about initiating or building on your research endeavors, finding experiential learning opportunities, or applying for awards or fellowships

Attend this session virtually.


CGS Student Government Dinner for Non-Traditional Students 

Thursday, November 10th | 5:00-7:00pm | McCarl Center (1400 Posvar Hall) 

The College of General Studies’ Student Government would like to welcome you to Non-Traditional Students Week with a night of fun, food, and socializing! Get to meet some members of the student government and enjoy a night of great company and food!