Career Development

Students enrolled in Duquesne's Palumbo School of Business are focused on beginning a career, not simply getting a job. Helping students achieve success from the start is a priority at the University's Career Services Center. Taking a dual approach to aiding business students, the Career Services Center provides career preparation programs tailored to meet the needs of each student 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 Career Services Center, the following are specifically for Palumbo School students:

  • Professional Video Training Assistance Program (PROVITA) - an individualized video training program that guides students in perfecting their job interviewing skills
  • Corporate Video Conferencing - prospective employers from anywhere in the world can use this system to conduct first-time interviews with Palumbo School students while they 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

Professional Development Program

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

Students enrolled in the PDP participate in a variety of co-curricular activities that provide opportunities to learn as well as gain real-world experience.

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

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