Aisha Walker in lab

Professional Development

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to ensuring graduate and professional students develop diverse skill sets that make them professionally competitive in their respective fields. Learn more about development opportunities for careers and teaching below.

Students and instructor gather around table with lesson on screen at front of room
Career Design Workshop — NEW!

This eight-week sequence of workshops covers self-assessment, career exploration, job descriptions, resume/CV building, digital profiles, interview preparation, informational interviews, and vision/goal setting.

three students studying together around a table in a cafe
Graduate Career Foundations — NEW!

This program provides graduate students the opportunity to develop six core professional competencies to support their success beyond graduation. Completion of each competency is documented digitally so you can share your skills with professional networks and potential employers.

Students visit a resource table at a Pitt2Pitt event
Interstride — NEW!

The Interstride online platform provides specialized career exploration support for Pitt international and domestic students and alumni, including job and internship postings, visa and immigration resources, and networking opportunities.

faculty member speaks during 2019 Humanties Fellows Luncheon
Campus Career Resources

Pitt graduate and professional students can access a variety of resources across campus that offer support related to careers and professional development.

Student studying on laptop with earbuds in
National Career Resources

Pitt subscribes to numerous career exploration and motivational resources that are available to you for free as a Pitt graduate student. These include online workshops, webinars, tutorials, assessments, guides, and checklists to help you get organized and plan your career path

Meredith Guthrie, PhD lecturer in the Department of Communication
Teaching Resources

Pitt offers resources to help graduate students develop widely applicable and transferable teaching and instructional skills.

Prospective graduate students get more information at a Pitt2Pitt workshop
Professional Development Training Opportunities

A variety of training opportunities related to careers and professional development are available to Pitt grad and professional students.

View these calendars of events for the most up-to-date programming offered by units that are part of the Pitt community.

Also visit National Career Resources for additional career exploration and motivational resources available to you for free as a Pitt graduate student.