Career Planning

Psychology majors enter a wide variety of job fields. Your first step can be exploring some areas of interest through the opportunities available to psychology majors. You may also find it helpful to view career fields, a career timeline and information about career resources to get started on your personal career plan. Just remember that, as a Pitt student, you have access to a wide variety of useful resources.

Alumni Interviews 

Read alumni interviews from Pitt Psychology graduates to see what career fields they are now working in and discover strategies for pursuing similar pathways. 

Career Videos

Are you interested to see what a day in the life of your intended profession looks like?  Begin your exploration with these videos.

Career Center

This staff of this full-service Career Center department, located on the 2nd floor of the William Pitt Union, focuses on helping students learn about and choose a career, write a resume, interview effectively for internships or full-time employment, and apply to graduate school. In addition, they assist students in finding paid internships and employment opportunities, as well as helping students to connect with employers.


Handshake is Pitt’s comprehensive career services platform and your hub for all things college to career – jobs, internships, career fairs, events, and more. The platform is modern, streamlined, and provides 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 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 your experiences and education
  • Review employers’ on-campus interview schedules