I have been answering a lot of the same questions from prospective students and first semester students about Pitt and I thought that’d I’d put some of the top questions onto the blog in a series of entries.
One of the top questions asked is what jobs can they get during and after their MSIS and MST program. This is is simple: LOTS!!
So, you can go different routes with this. You can do an internship or just an on-campus job.
I work for Student Services in the School of Information Sciences. This is an administrative job where you handle correspondence with prospective and current students, process admissions and registration documents, and participate in recruitment events.
There are other students that work for CSSD. This is more of a tech/help-desk positions. So, it’s kind of along the lines of our field of study. Check the link out for what applications are available!
During and After
Internships are usually offered in the summer, but there are other places that offer to extend your time into the school year. I’ve used a lot of these websites to find employment:
- USAJobs.gov – for domestic students
Student Services also brings employers throughout the year; especially, during iFest when they have a Career & Internship Expo. Some of the employers that have communicated with the iSchool and have expressed interest in their students in the past:
Outside of Students Services, iSchool students have been able to acquire internships/jobs at some of these organizations:
Based on the iSchool Website:
- • United States Steel Corporation
• Westinghouse Electric Company
• Eli Lilly & Company
• Apple, Inc.
• FedEx Ground
• Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield
• Exxon Mobil Corporation
• Cisco Systems Inc.
• UPMC Hospital
• Siemens Global
• Mellon BNY
- • British Telecommunications
• Ericsson Inc.
• Consol Energy
• ECI Telecommunications
• General Electric
• Hughes Network Systems
• Union Switch and Signal
• PPG Industries, Inc.
• US Steel
• Eli Lilly and Company
• Bechtel Bettis
• Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications