Job Search in Pittsburgh
UPDATE YOUR RESUME
Since graduating high school, update your resume with your internship, grad project, activities, and any additional accomplishments.
Support sytems are needed in every phase of life and it is important to reach out for help whenever you need it. Sometimes we need help with a problem we know we'll encounter, other times we need help because we're in the midst of a problem. Use the resources on this page to help you get the help you need. As always you can email us! Access our online catelog of resources to assist you in all facets of your life!
Colleges often offer academic assistance through Office Hours with teachers but also through Academic Success Centers. These offices usually have tutors in most subjects, a writing center (for essay help), and math centers (for math help). Search your college's site for academic help or ask your advisor! These services are usually FREE!
If you are having difficulty studying, finding the best way to study, or managing your time there help for you. Academic Success Centers, the library, and student couseling centers often provide these services for FREE! These offices can help you find the best times and places to study, help you with note taking, and review your schedule to help you prioritize.
SEARCH WEBSITES AND NETWORK
Use job posting sites to search for jobs and apply to them. Also attend networking activities in Pittsburgh so you can interact with other young professionals and hear about openings that are not posted and begin building a circle of like-minded people.
*Build Pittsburgh (For website folks)
Research the company and your interviewer before you arrive. Make a list of pertinent questions you want to ask and a list of talking points about your great qualities. Be sure to dress appropriately and practice positive body language.
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PREPARE FOR A GREAT INTERVIEW
You might think the financial aid office is the only place to go for help with your financial aid but if your school has a diversity or multicultural student office and you are a minority, you can ask for their assistance with finding additional funds. Sometimes these offices offer short-term, no interest loans for books or supplies!
The housing office can assist with any housing problems. If you're having difficulty with your roommate, speak to your resident assistant or floor manager (colleges have different names for these). It is their job to help mediate roommate problems. If the problem persisits you may be able to switch rooms. If you have never talked to the RA it might be difficult for you to plead your case to switch rooms. Know that a change in rooms might mean a change with your bill if you are "upgrading" to a more private room to a suite.
Study Skills, Time Management
Roommate Problems, Housing Issues
Student counseling services or student health services will have counselors to support students going through difficult times. Know that you are not inconveniencing anyone by seeking out help and that the people at these offices are professionals, not students, so they take confidentiality seriously.
Homesickness, making friends, stress managagement
Supports at College
Naviagting a college campus can be challenging. Below you will find a collection of common supports used on college campuses. As soon as you need help, reach out and ask for it. Don't assume your professors and peers know you need help. It's never to late to ask!
Helpful Videos For College Students
Following up after an interview is critical when trying to secure a job. Following up with your interviewer should be done within 24/48 horus and should be a formal email direclty to the interviewer or interviewers, if there were multiple people in your interview.
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FOLLOW-UP AFTER THE INTERVIEW
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