Career Development


Designed to help employees build valuable works skills and enhance their performance, these programs provide a dynamic learning experience that will enable staff to hone their day-to-day professional skills, and for supervisors to create an environment conducive to success. Opportunities are also available to explore the educational and cultural resources available at the University to develop meaningful career opportunities.

Developing Your Career at the University of Pittsburgh

Presenter: Sherry Miller Brown, faculty
University of Pittsburgh

Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Time: 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: McCarl Center Conference Room, 1400 Posvar Hall

Participants: All staff interested in exploring career possibilities.  This session is designed for any staff member who wants to be sure that he/she is utilizing all of the resources available at the University to develop meaningful career opportunities.

In this workshop participants will be introduced to a four-step career planning process that incorporates many of the cultural, educational and/or career development opportunities available through the University of Pittsburgh. Modeled after the Pitt Pathway – a career planning process developed for students at the University of Pittsburgh - this four step plan encourages employees to take personal responsibility for their careers while employed at the University. In this workshop we will discuss ways to get personal career counseling, how to develop personal academic portfolios, and how to gain experience through the university system.

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Resume Writing and Cover Letters

Presenter: Mark Burdsall, senior consultant
Organization Development

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015
Time: noon – 1:30 p.m. 
Location: 342 Craig Hall

Participants: Staff who would like to update their résumés and learn how to compose an effective cover letter

A good resume is a powerful marketing tool for communicating strengths and accomplishments to a hiring manager. A cover letter helps relate an individual’s experience and skills to those required in the open position. This workshop offers detailed and practical steps to developing an effective resume and cover letter. Useful handouts are provided to help participants build on training provided at the workshop.

Note: Supervisor approval is not required for this workshop if time is not taken away from regular work hours (i.e. lunch hour).To register this way, please submit a paper registration form. Otherwise, please use the link to online registration below.

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Continuing Education

Degree and certificate programs are available to faculty and staff with tuition reimbursement benefits through the College of General Studies (CGS) and other schools at the University. For more information, visit