News and Notes February 9, 2015 - The Dietrich School of Arts

News and Notes
February 9, 2015
Academic Skills Workshop Series
Grad School 411 Expo
The Mental Wellness Taskforce
Spring 2015 Career Fair
Interested in being A Physician’s Assistant
Elevator Pitch Workshop
Career Fair Prep
Up Coming Events
Phantom of the Opera (Cancelled)
SSS Face book Page
1. Academic Skills Workshop Series- Wednesday, February 11, 2015 the Academic Resource Center
will be hosting their workshop series: Overcoming Test Anxiety at 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The
session will be facilitated by The University Counseling Center staff here at the ARC.
2. Grad School 411 Expo: “Thinking about graduate school?” “Want to find out what it’s like from
current Dietrich School master’s and PhD students?” The University of Pittsburgh Dietrich School
of Arts and Sciences is hosting this event on, Thursday, March 19, 2015 in the dining room of
the O’Hara Student Center
3. The Mental Wellness Taskforce –Wind Down Wednesday Lunch and Learn Series Presents: The
Effect of Stress Hormones on the Brain, on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 12:00 pm in the
WPU Kurtzman Room. Bring your own lunch.
4. Spring 2015 Career Fair- 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. William Pitt Union. February 18: Engineering Science
Math, Health, Information Science, Computer Science. February 19: Liberal Arts, Social Sciences,
Business. Professional dress required. Don't have a suit? Borrow one from us! Visit
200 WPU on Monday, February 9- Wednesday, February 11 between 10 a.m. Noon to check
items out from our Career Closet.
Avoid the lines! Pre-register for the Spring Career Fair through and use the express checkin line the day of the fair.
5. Interested in being a Physician Assistant- Pitt’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences will
present information about their Physician Assistant Program on Friday, February 13, 2015 at
Langley Hall Rm. A224 at 12:00 pm to 12:50 pm.
6. Elevator Pitch Workshop: Learn how to deliver an effective elevator pitch to employers and
increase your chances of getting an interview. Student Affairs is hosting this workshop on
Tuesday February 10, 2015 at 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the WPU, Room 224. Snacks and
refreshments will be provided.
7. Career Fair Prep: Get ready for the Spring 2015 Career Fair! Learn what to expect from attending
the career fair; Get tips and suggestions from a career consultant and discuss OPT/CPT and other
resources with immigration specialist. This event is being held Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at the
WPU, Rm 548, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
8. Up Coming Events :
a. TRIO Day Celebration : Thursday, February 19, 2015, 11:00 am -3:00 pm
b. TRIO SSS Day of Service: Saturday February 21st 2015, sign ups begin today! Please
stop by and sign-up for this awesome opportunity. More information to come!
c. Steel City Step Show: Solider and Sailors Memorial Hall February 28, 2015. Sign -ups
begin today!
d. Donation Opportunity: The University of Pittsburgh is striving to make history this
coming spring as we introduce the Give a Thread campaign in an attempt to break the
Guinness World Record for most clothing collected for the intent of donation or
recycle. Large articles (pants, shirts, jackets, suits, dresses, shorts, skirts, etc.) will be
collected through the end of February, when the world record count is attempted.
Articles should be clean but can be in any condition. Items that are not suitable for
donation, such as torn, stained, or heavily worn items will be recycled by Goodwill of
SWPA to create a sustainable filler for insulation. If you would like more information
click on:
SSS students please submit your clothing to Sheba Gittens.
9. Phantom of the Opera- Unfortunately, Student Support Services was unable to obtain tickets
for the Phantom of the Opera, they are sold out. This event is now cancelled.
10. SSS Facebook Page- Please like and explore our Facebook Page! – Pitt Student Support