Nontraditional Student Week

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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. Check back for a list of this year's opportunities later. For now, take a look at recordings of our past events, below. 

November 6–10, 2023

Recordings of 2022 Nontraditional Student Week Workshops

Nonlinear Paths to the Health Professions 

A 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. 

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

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 

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. 

Tips for Utilizing Financial Aid as an Adult Student 

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. 

Resources for Undergraduate Scholars, Artists, and Researchers 

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