Career Development

City of Pittsburgh from campus

Helping you achieve success from the start is a priority at the University's Center for Career Development. Taking a dual approach to aiding our students, the Center for Career Development provides career preparation programs tailored to meet your needs while fostering key relationships with businesses and organizations that are potential internship sites and future employers.

In addition to the career preparation programs provided by the Center for Career Development, you will also have access to the following:

  • Professional Video Training Assistance Program (PROVITA) - an individualized video training program that guides you in perfecting your job interviewing skills
  • Corporate Video Conferencing - prospective employers from anywhere in the world can use this system to conduct first-time interviews with you while you are on campus
  • Career Coaching -- one-on-one sessions with the director of Career Development, focusing on strategies for developing resumes and procedures for responding to career opportunities posted on the Internet

We encourage you to take advantage of the services offered, the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business and the Center for Career Development have jointly designed the Professional Development Program (PDP), an innovative program that provides you with a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Specifically, PDP helps you develop the personal leadership skills that employers value. Combined with your academic preparedness, you will be poised to quickly make a difference in business, in society and in the lives of others.

In the PDP, you will participate in a variety of co-curricular activities that provide opportunities to learn as well as gain real-world experience.

  • Year 1 - You will explore and learn to lay the foundation for a career in business.
  • Year 2 - You will work on developing the skills valued by employers.
  • Year 3 - You will experience the business world and connect with professionals.
  • Year 4 - You will pursue the paths that prepare them to lead.

For information regarding the PDP, contact Patty Moore at 412.396.5704 or