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Brady Inners, Media and Professional Communications, BA '15

Recent CGS graduate Brady Inners completed internships with various athletic organizations, including the United States Golf Association, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Steelers, and our very own Pitt Athletics. Check out the rest of Brady’s story to learn about his future plans.


CGS Welcomes Adam Robinson!

The College of General Studies welcomes Adam Robinson as the new director of the McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success. As director, Robinson's responsibilities include overseeing the McCarl Center, academic advising, the Office of Veterans Services, and academic and social programs as well as being the advisor of the CGS Student Government, Lambda Alpha Epsilon, and Alpha Sigma Lambda.

Prior to coming to the University of Pittsburgh, Robinson was the associate director of the University Of Louisville Writing Center, the institution where he received his MA and BA in English.

When asked what he wishes to accomplish at Pitt, he responded that he wants all CGS students to view the McCarl Center as the place where their questions are answered, problems addressed, goals furthered, and interests engaged, all of which work toward helping them thrive at the University.  He also wants students to see the McCarl Center as their home at Pitt.

Writing Workshop Series

Adam Robinson will be holding writing workshops throughout the fall term. All CGS students are welcome and encouraged to bring questions and examples.


APA Style: An Introduction

Discuss the approaches to citing sources that will help improve your style and avoid plagiarism.


Wednesday, October 14

5-6 p.m.

The McCarl Center



For all upcoming events, check out our Web site, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date on all CGS events and workshops!

CGS Fall Open House

Do you have a friend or family member who you think would be interested in CGS? Invite them to the CGS Fall Open House on Thursday, October 15, 2015, from 3-6 p.m.

They can learn about all that CGS has to offer, from our majors and certificates to all of the resources CGS provides to help students succeed.


For more information, visit CGS Open House.

important dates & deadlines

Fall Term 2015


Monday, October 19: Fall break for students (no classes).


Tuesday, October 20: No Tuesday classes. Follow Monday class schedule.


Friday, October 23: Spring term veteran student enrollment appointments begin.


Monday, October 26: Spring term enrollment appointments begin.


Friday, October 30: Fall term deadline for monitored withdrawals.


For more fall term dates, view the Office of the University Registrar's official calendar.

CGS December 2015 Graduation

All CGS students who graduated in August 2015 with a Bachelor's degree, and all CGS students who have applied to graduate in December 2015 with a Bachelor's degree will be invited to the annual CGS Graduation Reception and Recognition Ceremony.


This year, the event will take place at the O'Hara Student Center in Oakland. All students who qualify will receive an e-mail this week with more information. Please contact Jillian Rodgers at jar124@pitt.edu with any questions.

News & Events

Pitt Pulse

The Pitt Pulse is Pitt's undergraduate creative science magazine. The Pitt Pulse releases four issues per academic year and is fully student-run, which means students write and edit articles, and also design the layout of the magazine. Recently, The Pitt Pulse created a news podcast called The Pitt Pulse Presents, each episode features discussion on a theme related to science, medicine, and/or health. The Pitt Pulse also will be launching a video channel  that features interviews, news shows, and guest lectures. 
Their new Web site brings all three forms of media: writing, radio, and video together. 
The Pitt Pulse invites you to read their latest articles, listen to lively discussion of science topics, and watch news roundups and talks on relevant issues. 

Media Internships Panel Discussion

The Department of English and The Pitt News are hosting a panel discussion and Q&A moderated by David Shribman, executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Any CGS students looking for insight on how to break into the fields of journalism and media are invited to attend.


Media Internships: Writing On The Job

A Panel Discussion and Q & A

Monday, October 26, 2015

7:30-9:30 p.m.

William Pitt Union Ballroom


Click here for the list of panelists!

CGS Student Government

CGS Inspiration Essay Contest Winner: Katie Rose


"What is your inspiration?"


"Inspiration is everywhere and often in unexpected places; sometimes you need to look within." - Katie Rose, Administration of Justice and Legal Studies double-major


Congratulations, Katie!

Thank you!

Thank you to all CGS students, alumni, family and friends who attended our second annual Welcome Back BBQ and Pre-Fireworks Homecoming Reception!

Office of Veterans Services

10 Steps to a Federal Job Workshop

Tamara Ivosevic, deputy director of the Pittsburgh Federal Executive Board and former Special Operations Army Major will review the entire federal application process, including the USA JOBS resume builder, job announcement analysis, and veterans’ preferences.


Students will learn successful techniques in federal resume writing that demonstrate specialized experiences and accomplishments. By the conclusion of this workshop, students will have an understanding of the federal hiring process and know how to stand out as an applicant.


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

5-7 p.m.

The McCarl Center

Project 22 Screening

In collaboration with Pitt Vets, the Office of Veterans Services is hosting a screening of Project 22, a documentary focusing on suicide in the veteran community. All Pitt students are welcome to attend this free event.


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

6-9 p.m.

O’Hara Student Center Ballroom



Watch the trailer for the documentary here.

National Remembrance Day Roll Call

Join the University of Pittsburgh and the Office of Veterans Services on Tuesday, November 10, for "Day of Rememberance: National Roll Call"  to honor those Pennsylvania servicemen and women who lost their lives in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, now called Operation New Dawn. This ceremony recognizes those who have fallen since the September 11 attacks by reading the name of each person from the state of Pennsylvania who perished. Many campus and universities across the United States will be holding similar events.


During the ceremony, we will observe a simultaneous nationwide minute of silence at         1 p.m. Currently, more than 26 schools in 19 states have agreed to participate in the event.


Tuesday, November 10

1-3 p.m.

Heinz Memorial Chapel

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