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Into the Streets
Career Month
Good Search
45th Anniversary
 

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Wendy Mackall
Director, Media Relations
724-836-7741
mackall@pitt.edu


Karen Gavula
Coordinator, Families Newsletter
724-836-7497
upgkg@pitt.edu

 

FEBRUARY 2009

Into the Streets

 

The Into the Streets volunteer program is scheduled this year for March 24, 25, and 26. Students who participate will have the opportunity to go out into the local community and volunteer with various organizations and institutions. Some organizations we have worked with in the past are Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Blackburn Center, Manor Public Library, Seton Hill Child Services, Tri City Meals on Wheels, Salvation Army, and Clelian Heights School. Many students eagerly volunteer and the organizations have been very appreciative.  Please encourage your student to get into the streets and help!  Contact Jana Valentine via e-mail jlg51@pitt.edu or call 724-836-9991.

Career Month

 

A student’s college years can be an exciting time to learn more about one’s self, explore options, and particularly determine where the two meet for the choice of a future career.  In response to these efforts and the growing challenges to find a place in today’s economy, the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg has designated February as Career Month.  This effort has been coordinated by Career Services and will include a keynote address, a speaker’s series, the UPG EDGE Career Seminar, the W.A.N.T. (Westmoreland Assists Native Talent) Job & Career Expo, and a resume contest cosponsored by the Alumni Association.  

 

Career Month Highlights

 

To kick off the month, Shawn Graham, career expert and author, and Ronald Magnuson, management expert, both from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, will provide the keynote address on February 3, 2009. Dr. Sharon Smith, President of the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, will provide opening remarks on this important subject.  This much-talked-about topic will present students with insight into today’s economy and careertrends, and most importantly provide the opportunity to gain a more thorough understanding of how these matters affect their future.

Date and Time

Title

Location

Keynote Address

February 3, 2009
7:00 p.m.

 

How Bad Is It and What Can You Do About It?
An overview of the Current Economic Crisis and What That Means for Your Job Search

Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Center

Speaker's Series

February 9
1:00-2:50 p.m.

Engineering Panel

Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Center

February 9
3:00-4:15 p.m.

Guidance & Juvenile Counseling

McKenna Hall 137

February 9
7:00-8:00 p.m.

Psychological Testing

McKenna Hall 137

February 10
4:00-5:15 p.m.

Careers in Journalism

McKenna Hall 137

February 10
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Health-Related Panel

Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Center

February 11
10:30-11:20 a.m.

Special Education and Law

Millstein Library 250

February 13
10:30-11:20 a.m.

Child Counseling

Powers Hall 100

February 13
1:00-1:50 p.m.

Computer Forensics

Powers Hall 108

February 17
7:00-8:30 p.m. (Tentative)

Management and Accounting Panel

Village Hall

UPG EDGE Career Seminar

February 21
12:00-5:30 p.m.

A variety of speakers and workshops
are combined to provide students
with tools and information for exploring
careers, the job or internship-search
process, applying to graduate school,
and making the most of a college career.

Powers Hall

Westmoreland Assists Native Talent (W.A.N.T.) Job & Career Expo

February 27
9:00-1:00 p.m.

 

Westmoreland County
Community College

 

All of the events are free and open to all students.  For more information, please contact the Office of Career Services at (724) 838-8040 or (724) 836-7182, or via email at upgcrsrv@pitt.edu.       

 

Good Search

SEARCHING THE WEB BENEFITS PITT-GREENSBURG

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Internet searches can lead to increased revenue for Pitt-Greensburg. Introducing the GoodSearch search engine, which donates 50 percent of its revenue to the charities and schools that use it. The money donated to Pitt-Greensburg by GoodSearch comes from advertisers; users pay nothing. Each search will generate approximately $0.01 for the University. Simply visit www.goodsearch.com and enter University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg in the “who do you GoodSearch for” box. After verification, you can click “amount raised” to see how we’re doing! Please note that not all searches count toward revenue, such as image searches, video searches, “search this site” searches, searches for URL’s; sites where the URL is well known such as hotmail, ESPN, MySpace, Facebook, gmail, AOL, etc.; searches for stock quotes, searches for word definitions; and other searches generated from fraudulent use.

GoodSearch also includes GoodShop, which is an online shopping mall of world-class merchants who help fund worthy causes. Every purchase made from GoodShop results in a donation to Pitt-Greensburg – an average of 3 percent but potentially as much as 20 percent or more depending on the retailer. You can shop from the GoodSearch page or visit www.goodshop.com.

45th Anniversary Planner

Please join us in celebrating our 45th Anniversary.  All events with an  asterisk are open to the public.

FEBRUARY

 

13-14

Student Play*

“The Vagina Monologues”

Benefits programs to end domestic violence

7:30 p.m.

Ferguson Theater

 

28

Songs of Love and Loss*

Cynthia Ortiz-Bartley, Mezzo-Soprano

7:00 p.m.

Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Center