Student Resources

 

There are many resources within the Department of Psychology and throughout the university community to help you plan for your career, explore graduate school, join an organization, or conduct research. 

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.

APA Psychology Student Network 

APA’s Education Directorate recently published the March 2020 issue of Psychology Student Network.  The online issue contains articles on careers with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, post-baccalaureate programs, study strategies, conducting replication research, and announcements of interest to psychology students.

Featured Article:  Careers with a bachelor's degree in psychology

"Did you know that psychology is one of the most popular undergraduate majors in the U.S., yet only 14% of bachelor’s degree holders earned graduate degrees in psychology? As a student of psychology, I’m sure you’re wondering what kinds of careers are possible with your degree and how the major can prepare you for your future."

To view the issue, visit https://www.apa.org/ed/precollege/psn/

Psych Mic 

Psych Mic is a podcast for you to explore career paths in psychology through candid conversations with leaders in the field.

In each episode, host Maya Metser engages with industry leaders about how they use psychology to make an impact in the world. This deep dive into the stories behind their journeys—their successes, failures, and pivots—will help you figure out how to use your understanding of human nature in ways you may never have known were possible. Let's rethink tired stereotypes and reimagine what psychology can be! https://www.psychmic.com/ 

Psychology Job and Internship Opportunities

This site, maintained by Dr. Camilla McMahon at Miami University, provides national resources for full-time and summer opportunities to current and recent graduates in the field of psychology.

University of Maryland, Department of Psychology provides an academic blog with announcements and opportunities for current ungergraduate psychology students as well as graduates with a degree in psychology.

Psychology.org offers information about finding hands-on experiences as an undergraduate student.

Pitt and Community Assistance Resources 

Federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act - The University of Pittsburgh received emergency funding which you may be eligible to receive. The Federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 provides financial assistance to students to help cover emergency costs associated with the coronavirus pandemic. If you had unexpected expenses during the pandemic and would like to be considered for this grant, complete the Federal ARP Emergency Grant Application by Sept. 30, 2021, at 11:59 pm ET

Find a resource list for students seeking housing, health and/or food assistance at the University of Pittsburgh.

The Pitt Pantry - All members of the Pitt community are welcome to visit the Pantry. Shoppers may take food for themselves and any family members (children, spouses, or partners with whom they share food) but unfortunately, not roommates. If your roommate is also in need of services, encourage them to fill out the form or contact pantry@pitt.edu.

Substance Abuse and Addiction Resources - We are a group of medical professionals here at Help.org and based on conversations we have had with addiction experts across the US, the vast majority of people who need treatment for substance abuse disorders do not seek it. Though there are many barriers that discourage people from getting the help they need, cost is a significant factor. So we created a guide that provides comprehensive information on topics like, available care options, financial support, and free resources that are available in Pennsylvania.

You can learn more about our guides here: 

Sexual Assault Resources - ANYONE can be sexually assaulted, sexually abused, or raped - regardless of gender, size, color, ethnicity, ability, socioeconomic status, or any other qualities or traits people can have. If it happens to you, this brochure can help you figure out who you can contact for help. IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT. You are a survivor.

Resources available include on campus, local and national contact information.  Resources are for all University of Pittsburgh Students, Staff, Faculty, and Administration.

Pitt Resources

Career Center
200 William Pitt Union, 412-383-HIRE (4473)
The Career Center provides excellent services and resources to students “from start to finish” during their career journey.  They begin working with Pitt students during their first year and continues to provide individualized assistance throughout the job or graduate school search process, all while helping students to better understand their own skills, passions and values.

Time Out with the Career Center, A podcast on Anchor - Subscribe and listen to Time Out with the Career Center to hear about some big-picture ideas to help guide students at the University of Pittsburgh. You will hear about exploring your interests, critical thinking about resumes and networking, job searching tips, and hear from professionals/alumni. This podcast was created to help students understand and navigate the world of work.

Counseling Center
Nordenberg Hall - Wellness Center, 412-648-7930
If you are interested in engaging in UCC services or seeking support for the first time, please utilize Virtual Drop-In Services by contacting 412-648-7930, Monday-Friday from 9a-4p. 

Digital Scholarship Services at Hillman Library

Here is an overview of what I can help you with:  

  • Research needs or questions from students, staff, and faculty
  • Library instruction services: virtual visits and/or designing a customized research guide (LibGuide) for your course linkable in Canvas, citation management instruction (Zotero)
  • Digital scholarship needs or questions: copyright issues, open access author fee fund, open access publishing, data management, our digital repository, citation metrics, altmetrics, journal metrics
  • Collection needs (ordering books, journals, databases) We are prioritizing online access to ebooks and streaming video.
  • One-on-one consultation services                           

Research Support & Consultation

  • Guide your students directly to me, their subject specialist librarian, for library or research help in your classes. I can assist via consultation (via Zoom or email.)
  • If your students do visit the Hillman ground floor service desk in-person, they will not be provided with introductory research guidance. If the student has questions, desk staff will put them in contact with me (or the appropriate library expert or specialist) to schedule a consultation or with the general Ask Us email/chat as appropriate.

Additional information on library resources can be found here.

Upcoming workshops, livestreams, & office hours: https://pi.tt/ds-workshops
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DSSatPitt
More about us: https://library.pitt.edu/digital-scholarship-services

For questions, our general email is ULS-DigitalScholarshipServices@pitt.edu 

G-1 Gardner Steel Conference Center, 412-648-7920
Study Lab provides tools and resources for students to discover the most efficient and effective ways to study. Experiment with strategies to customize a plan that works for you. Explore how you can study smarter, not harder, and make the most of your time at Pitt. Highly trained peer tutors are available to all undergraduates irrespective of school. A team of professionals are also available to assist students with academic development and to help guide you toward academic success.

Math Assistance Center (MAC)
3rd Floor, Thackeray Hall, 412-624-4179
The MAC offers math tutoring services on levels ranging from introductory courses through the first-level scientific and business calculus courses. Students may visit during regular office hours for assistance for low-level courses or make an appointment for assistance with more difficult course material and one-on-one consultation.

Writing Center
317B O'Hara Student Center (OSC), 412-624-6556
Staffed by experienced consultants trained in helping others with their writing, the Writing Center provides free services to students, faculty, and staff at the University of Pittsburgh. Writing Center staff work one-on-one by appointment, host a regular workshop called the Writers’ Cafe for undergraduates interested in creative writing, and provide peer tutoring.

Use Pathways Navigate to schedule a tutoring appointment for the following resources:

  • Academic Support Services for Student-Athletes (ASSSA)
  • Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences’ Study Lab
  • Math Assistance Center (MAC)
  • School of Computing and Information Student Success
  • TRIO Student Support Services (SSS)
  • University of Pittsburgh Johnstown Academic Success Center (ASC)

Student Help Guide:  https://www.tutor.pitt.edu/students/student-help-guide

Study Spaces - Looking for a place to study on campus? Find some suggestions here. https://www.coronavirus.pitt.edu/student-learning-living/study-spaces

Student Computing Labs and Kiosks - All University of Pittsburgh students with a valid University Computing Account may use any of the Student Computing Labs and Pitt Print Stations. They are conveniently located throughout the Pittsburgh campus close to residence halls and classrooms.

Virtual Computing Labs - The Pitt IT Virtual Lab enables you to access much of the same lab software and resources that you use while sitting in a Pitt IT Student Computing Lab on campus. The convenience of the Virtual Lab is that you can access it from any location, using almost any computer or mobile device, at any time of day. It's your personal 24/7, on-the-go lab.

Student Loan Repayment Information 

Private Education Loan Programs

Private Education Loan Programs Students and their families can borrow additional loan funds to assist in financing any gap that may exist between the cost of education and the amount of financial aid received. These private education loans are provided by commercial lenders and are not supported by state or federal financial aid funds. A […]

After Graduation

You have made an investment in your future by borrowing student loans. Be sure to protect your financial future by understanding your options for repayment, the consequences associated with failure to repay your student loan debt, and what to do if you have problems with repayment. Your Lender and Federal Loan Balance The National Student […]

Rights and Responsibilities

As a student, you have the right to know: What financial aid programs are available. The deadlines for submitting applications for each of the financial aid programs available. How financial aid is distributed and how decisions on that distribution are made. How the student’s financial need is determined. This includes how costs for tuition and […]

Types of Financial Aid

In order to make informed decisions about your financial aid, it’s important to know your options and know the difference between types of financial aid. Grants Grants are money provided by the University, federal, or state government entities that do not require any repayment. To apply for grants, you must complete the FAFSA. Here are […]

For more information visit:  https://oafa.pitt.edu/?s=loan+repayment

Campus Organizations and Student Involvement

Study Abroad
802 William Pitt Union
412-648-7413
The Study Abroad Office develops programs and facilitates educational experiences in over 100 countries. Students can study abroad during the summer term, fall semester, spring semester or during a full academic year.

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