Career Advice with Career Consultant, Emily Bennett
Emily Bennett is in her 6th year as a Career Consultant and works with our Science, Technology, and Math students. She received a Bachelor of Art in English from Point Park, and a Master of Education in Higher Education Management from Pitt. Hear some of the ways you can make the most of your opportunities at Pitt and stand out from the competition in the job search.
Breaking through: From Recruit to NFL Draft Pick & Life After
This week’s interview features former Pitt All-American, and NFL draft pick, Dorin Dickerson. Dorin played 6 years in the NFL and details his journey as a top recruit, adjusting to college before finally breaking out as a senior, becoming a pro, and his transition out of the game.
creating your own opportunities
Melanie Feldman is a Volleyball Forever Panther, and she has built a successful career working for some of the top companies in Silicon Valley. She has also co-authored a book titled “Bold: Get Noticed and Get Hired.” Most recently she started her own company, Going Places, which is focused on providing you with everything you need to land a job.
0:46 Working three unpaid internships. How she found them, and how she made it work financially.
3:24 Finding her first job
6:15 How she landed an interview with Neil Everett from SportsCenter
10:55 What compelled Melanie to write her book
13:50 How she knew it was the right time to change jobs
18:50 What if you don't feel like the bold approach is right for you?
23:15 Advice around moving around geographically for your career
24:10 Starting her own business "Going Places"
getting ready for the real world
Hear about Softball Forever Panther Alexis Solak’s adventure through the student-athlete experience which included helping lead the softball team to within an out of an ACC Championship, tying a school record, going through a coaching change, and working two internships. This helped set her up for a full time role with Teamworks upon graduation
pursuing a phd
Randi went from competing as an undergraduate student-athlete in women’s basketball at Robert Morris University, straight to one of the top ranked Sport Psychology PhD programs in the country at the University of North Texas. Hear about her journey, her decision to continue her education, what she has learned so far, and what might be next for her.
Majoring in Chemical Engineering
Hear about how Gillian blazed her own trail as a student-athlete at Pitt. She majored in Chemical Engineering while becoming an All-American in track and a national qualifier in cross country. Today she is employed as a Business Technology Analyst with Deloitte Consulting LLP.
the journey to med school
This week’s interview features a conversation with Track and Field Forever Panther Andin Fosam. Hear about Andin’s journey from walk-on student-athlete to MD-PhD candidate at Yale.
LIFE OF A HOOPER
This week’s video features an interview with professional basketball player Coron Williams. Coron has been playing professional basketball for 6 years. He's played in 5 different countries, and had a stint in the NBA G-League. Hear about his professional journey and how you can apply his lessons learned to your own life.
Being an International student-athlete
This video features an interview with Forever Panther Gabriela Rezende, a former Women’s Tennis Student-Athlete. She details her unique journey to Pitt as an international student-athlete from Brazil, her path to earning a job with UPMC, and her decision to continue her education.
In an interview with Women's Lacrosse Head Coach Emily Boissonneault, learn more about her journey from student-athlete to head coach!