Career Planning

Psychology majors enter a wide variety of job fields. Begin exploring some areas of interest through the opportunities available to you as a psychology major. It can also be helpful to view career fields, a career timeline and information about career resources and to get started. As a Pitt student, you have access to a great deal of useful resources.

Career Development and Placement Assistance Office
This full service department is located on the 2nd floor of the William Pitt Union.  The CDPA staff are focused on helping students learn about careers, choose a career, write a resume, interview effectively for internships or full-time employment, and apply to graduate school. In addition, this office assists students in finding paid internships and employment opportunities, as well as helping students to connect with employers. 


Handshake is Pitt’s comprehensive new career services platform and your hub for all things college to career – jobs, internships, career fairs, events, and more. The Handshake platform is designed to be modern, streamlined, and provide career information tailored to your interests and goals. Note: For student employment and Federal Work Study positions, please continue to visit PittSource.
Handshake allows current Pitt students and alumni (alumni accounts coming soon) to:

  • View and apply for jobs and internships across a variety of industries
  • Register for career fairs, networking events, and more
  • Create a streamlined profile that shows of your experiences and education
  • Review employers’ on-campus interview schedules