Having trouble viewing this email? Read it online. Not Interested anymore? Unsubscribe
University of Pittsburgh
Newsletter and Department Title


Ryan Sheets, Media & Professional Communications

Having served in the United States Air Force, Ryan Sheets came to the veteran-friendly University of Pittsburgh. Expected to graduate in December of 2015, Ryan has been busy landing internships and experience in his field. Read more about Ryan's story.

Featured Events

Oakland Food Frenzy & Networking Social

Date: Friday, January 23, 2015

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Location: The McCarl Center


The CGS Student Government/Alumni Society Networking Social will be the first event hosted by the CGS Student Ambassadors for the spring 2015 term. This event will be similar to last year's highly successful “Food Fest." Participants will have an opportunity to feast on some of the most popular cuisine available from the restaurants in Oakland. There will also be a live musical performance. RSVP to sbrown@pitt.edu.

Time Management Workshop

Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Time: 4-5:30 p.m.

Location: The McCarl Center

In our fast-paced world of competing priorities—school, family, work, and more—time management skills are essential. This workshop provides tools for successful and realistic planning, strategies to make the most of your limited time, and easy solutions for tracking how your time is spent.


For a complete listing of events, check out our Web site.

Important Dates & Deadlines

Friday, January 16, 2015: Spring term add/drop period ends


Monday, January 19, 2015: Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday observance (University closed)


Monday, February 16, 2015: Summer term enrollment period begins

CGS Spring Hours

To better assist our students, the College of General Studies and the McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success will now be open late on Thursdays during the spring semester.

Our weekly hours are: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Featured Opportunities

Additional Supplemental Aid Awards

Applications for CGS' Supplemental Aid Scholarship are still being accepted. This scholarship is awarded based on financial need, and qualifitying students will recieve $1,000 for the spring term. Applications can be found on our Web site and must be returned to Jillian Rodgers by Wednesday, January 14.

General Education Outcomes Assessment Program: February 2015

CGS is looking for degree-seeking CGS students to participate in a liberal arts critical thinking assessment designed to measure our programs. The assessment, which takes about 40 minutes to complete, will be held in the McCarl Center Conference Room. To see the available time-slots and to register for the exam, please visit our site.

Paid Writing Internships

Are work obligations or living expenses getting in the way of you landing your dream writing-intensive internship? If so, you could qualify for a grant to help you with your financial needs. In collaboration with Pitt's English Department, CGS students are invited to apply for an opportunity to be paid for a writing internship. Interested students should talk to their CGS adviors. Because all internships must be decided by the end of the add/drop period, instrested students are encouraged to act quickly.

Academic Achievement Scholarship

Have you been invited to attend a conference to present research or a project but not sure how to afford the travel? CGS can help! We are accepting applications for our Academic Achievement Scholarship. If you qualify, this scholarship could cover the cost of your travel and conference fee. See our Web site for the scholarship requirements and application.

Workshops & Events

Resume Building Workshop

Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Time: 4-5 p.m.

Location: The McCarl Center


Come learn about the basic building blocks to crafting a winning resume. One-on-one resume reviews will be available after the presentation for those students who bring a draft of their resume.

Interview Skills & Practice Workshop

Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Time: 4-5:30 p.m.

Location: The McCarl Center


Interviewing is a skill that is learned through practice and more practice. Come hear about the tips and tricks to help prepare and get some practice answering those “tough” questions.

Stay Connected

We want to hear your CGS story! Tell us what makes CGS special to you, send us news about your latest accomplishments, or share pictures of you and your friends from CGS. More>

Social Media

Keep up with CGS:




Forward to a Friend

Know someone who may be interested in receiving the CGS monthly e-newsletter? Forward this issue to them, and encourage them to sign up by clicking "Subscribe" on our homepage.


The College of General Studies and McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success are open late to better serve our students.


Monday: 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday: closed

Sunday: closed

1/7/2015 Copyright 2015 Communication Services

You're receving this because
you signed up at CGS