Pitt StayAtHomecoming

The Pitt shop has a cool home kit to celebrate this year’s homecoming in the safety and privacy of your own house!

Stay At Homecoming kit has several necessary items to get online with the Pitt Panthers and blend with the screen at home.

Pitt homecoming gear #pitthc2020

I’ve recorded an unboxing of the kit for your viewing pleasure. Sorry about the very low volume. I had to choose between good video or good sound and chose visuals instead of audio. My apologies.

My favorite parts are the two aluminum thermal cups. But the apron is very original: Pitt home BBQ master. 🥰🎉😎

Pitt Home BBQ Master #h2p #pitthc2020

Did you know there are Pitt Homecoming backgrounds you can use during your next Zoom session?

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Great meeting Pitt Students and Alumni on Zoom

Although I joined the chat session too late, the feel I got from the Zoom session was exactly that of the Pitt Europe happy hours: open, curious, friendly and informative.

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Pitt Alumni

Thanks to Jason for setting this up! Apologies for neglecting my appointment but I’ll be there next time! Glad to hear that the feelings were that we should do this more regularly, especially in these crazy distorted times of COVID-19. #pittglobal

(Zoom) Chat with Pitt students

As part of the ongoing activities by the Pitt Alumni Organization to bring together its global network as one global community, and lessen the emphasis on US and non-US as it has been doing in the past, there is an informal Zoom session planned between current students at Pitt and the alumni network of former Pitt students throughout Europe.

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Register for the Zoom online, to be held on October 14th, 2PM (Eastern time) and 8PM (Central European time.

You can read more about this also on LinkedIn and our Facebook group. #pittglobal #h2p

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How Pitt can help you make it through the Coronavirus crisis

Everybody is affected by the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). No one is exempt, regardless of faith, beliefs, ethnicity and location. People are forced to stay indoors, at home and be more or less isolated to try and limit the risk of infections.
Graduation was right around the door for so many Pitt students and now they could use advice or mentorship from alumni more than ever!

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Pitt to help our alumni, wantsfaculty, staff and students to stay connected by using technology in better ways. It has created a platform for this, reserved for members of the Pitt community.

It features professional development opportunities, distance learning classes and training programs and ways to increase your reach, enlarge your network and find other Pitt alumni out there who can help you in daily life (talk, discuss, reminisce) or work (land that interview or find a new career).

Pitt Commons is Pitt’s global (career) network comprised of Pitt alums, faculty, staff, and students, and it’s your one stop shop for all things career-related.

https://commons.pitt.edu/

Pitt Commons

There are job and discussion boards on topics ranging from resume rejuvenation to career assessment/career change, to how to stay competitive in your chosen field.

Joining Pitt Commons connects you to fellow Pitt alums and gives you access to resources specifically geared toward career development.

Take 5 minutes and join the community by completing the following steps:

  1. Visit www.commons.pitt.edu
  2. Create an account for yourself
  3. Answer some questions about your career interests.
    • Once you answer these questions you can optionally import your CV directly from LinkedIn, so you don’t have to enter any of the information manually.
  4. Check your customized professional network and start reaching out.
  5. Find old classmates, colleagues, friends, flames or crushes and increase your virtual social contacts!

We are going to start providing programming in Pitt Commons soon too. We may hold classes, seminars, TED talks, and some really interesting social functions (possibly a virtual happy hour or virtual coffee) they’re still testing a bunch of things out right now.

Pitt Global Hub

The Global Hub functions as a student-centered, university-wide resource, advising, and engagement center that enhances students’ educational experience with an international and global focus.

Think of it as your international welcome center on campus!

The Pitt Global Hub is an initiative born out of Embracing the World: A Global Plan for Pitt 2016-2020. The Global Hub functions as a student-centered, university-wide resource, advising, and engagement center that enhances students’ educational experience with an international and global focus.

The Global Hub is open to all students, both domestic and international, who are interested in:

  • Courses, majors, minors and certificates centered on international and/or global topics
  • Funding and scholarship opportunities
  • Study abroad opportunities
  • Service-learning opportunities
  • Joining Clubs and student groups
  • Learning or practicing another language
  • Finding a welcoming community and networking with peers from other countries and cultures
  • Enhancing their knowledge of another culture through experiential and hands-on learning

https://www.globalhub.pitt.edu/