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Preparing graduates for life outside of the classroom

Pitt Pays You Back

Degrees that work

Make no mistake about it. College is a major investment for every student. Families and individuals invest their money, their time, and their reputation into a college experience with the expectation of a healthy return. At Pitt, we boast an outstanding track record of individual achievement and career satisfaction.

For 14 years in a row, Pitt has been named #1 best value among all public colleges and universities in Pennsylvania. Pitt graduates often don’t enter a job market because the demand and opportunities for our students is so high. Their resumes are packed with real-world experiences and accomplishments long before graduation. Consider this: 94% of recent Pitt grads work full-time or are enrolled in graduate school within six months.

Invest in yourself at Pitt. It pays.

Pitt is a smart investment in your future.

    A Valuable Degree

    For 13 years in a row, Pitt’s been named the #1 best value among all public colleges & universities in PA.

    A Valuable Alumni Network

    The Pitt network has over 331,800+ alumni making an impact and changing the world.

    Holistic Learning Approach

    Recent Pitt graduates are more likely to thrive in all five elements of well-being—purpose, social, financial, community, and physical.

    Life Outside Pitt

    Pitt alumni strongly agree that their jobs or internships allowed them to apply what they learned in the classroom.


Industrial Application Engineer

Amber Wright

Amber held co-op positions with Eaton three times while she was a student at Pitt. She entered the company’s leadership development program following graduation. Now she operates a 55,000 sq. ft. Experience Center with interactive environments containing innovative power solutions for various industries and global markets. She sees 10,000 people a year – key stakeholders and customers – and hosts live application trainings and educational demonstrations utilizing Eaton’s latest solutions.


Nurse Practitioner

Alanna Ellis

While studying at Pitt, Alanna had the opportunity to explore a wide range of clinical experiences that built her confidence as a nurse and helped her find her interest—pediatrics. Now Alanna sees 20-30 kids a day and loves to lead kids toward wellness and provide parents with some peace of mind.


Founder: Eco-Soap Bank

Samir Lakhani

Samir was on an internship abroad in Cambodia when he saw a mother bathing her child with laundry powder. Back in his hotel, he saw his barely-used bar of hotel soap and was struck with a plan—sanitize and recycle hotel soap and deliver it to rural communities in the developing world. He founded Eco-Soap Bank (ecosoapbank.org), which has now served 1.1 million+ people and earned him recognition as a 2017 CNN Hero.


PR Communications Manager

Jacques Skowvron

Jacque told her mom that she chose Pitt because she wanted to “go to a school that ESPN is going to cover.” As a Pitt student, she held internships with Pitt Athletics, Fox Sports Network, and the Pittsburgh Pirates. She leveraged that experience to land a job at the NFL. Now she’s at DICK’S Sporting Goods leading press efforts for the Company’s marketing initiatives, such as its annual Holiday campaign, key brands like CALIA by Carrie Underwood and celebrity partnerships.