Wednesday, February 25, 2015

$10,000 scholarship! deadline 3/18

IMMEDIATE ATTENTION -$10,000 Scholarship deadline is Wednesday, March 18th
The David C. Frederick Scholarship ( provides $10,000 in tuition support to three full-time undergraduate students (rising juniors and rising seniors) for the 2015-2016 academic year.
This scholarship was created specifically for high achieving students (3.5 cumulative GPA or above) who currently work a part-time or full-time job in order to pay for their education. It is intended to allow students to reduce the number of hours worked during the academic year so that they may devote more time to other academic pursuits, whether it be additional courses, research opportunities, study abroad, or community engagement, to name a few.

Please thoroughly read the scholarship eligibility and application materials at

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

April 23-24: Women in Medicine Forum

Women in Medicine and Science ForumThursday, April 23, 2015 (All day) - Friday, April 24, 2015 (All day)UPMC Conference Center, 11th Floor of Scaife Hall

The goals of this annual event are to celebrate and highlight the presence and accomplishments of women in medicine and science at the university; to provide a venue for women to share strengths, talents and experience; and to foster an academic culture which supports the professional and personal development of women students, postdoctoral and clinical fellows, and faculty members in medicine and science.

Day One: Thursday, April 23, 2015

12:30 p.m.

Registration Begins

1:00 p.m.

Darlene F. Zellers, PhD - Director, Office of Academic Career Development

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Keynote Presentation
The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Imposter Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It
Presenter: Valerie Young, EdD - Best Selling Author and Consultant
In her decades of in-the-trenches research on women’s self-limiting feelings and beliefs about themselves and their success, Valerie Young has uncovered the often surprising reasons why so many accomplished women feel as though they are “faking it” – impostors in their own lives and careers. In Valerie’s book, The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women, these women finally have a solution: Important insight into why fraud fears are more common in women combined with practical ways to banish the thought patterns that undermine their ability to feel — and act — as bright and capable as they truly are.

3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.


3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Making Connections Through Strategic Networking
Presenter: Anne M. Robertson, PhD - William Kepler Whiteford Professor of Engineering - Director of the Center for Faculty Experience - Swanson School of Engineering
Cheryl A. Bodnar, PhD, CTDP - Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
Enhance your networking capabilities and discover the enjoyment of networking.  This introductory presentation will be followed by a hands-on speed networking session. 

5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Dinner Break - Dinner Provided for Registered Participants

5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Negotiation: The Art of Asking for It
Presenter: Leanne Meyer - Program Director, Leadership and Negotiation Academy for Women - Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
Do you ask for what you want or are you waiting to be offered the opportunity that will advance your career and/or compensation?  Learn how to better navigate the barriers we know women face in the workplace.

6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Negotiation Case Studies
Moderator: Jennifer E. Woodward, PhD - Associate Professor of Surgery - Associate Vice Provost for Research Operations
Working in small groups, you will apply your negotiation skills and critique the negotiation skills of others.

8:00 p.m.


Day Two: Friday, April 24, 2015 

8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Contintental Breakfast Reception

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Individual Career Consultations - Ask a Guide for Direction
You will have the opportunity to sign up for a personal 15-minute career consultation with faculty members from across the campus. You can have your CV reviewed, ask for a referral, or just talk to someone knowledgeable about your career aspirations. Those who pre-register for this session will be contacted no later than April 15th to select a mentor and schedule a meeting time between 8:30am and 9:30am.

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Communicating with Confidence
It’s important to establish your professional credibility by being an influential and excellent communicator. Beth has spoken for audiences that range in size from 10-800+ around the United States. She’ll share how to communicate with pride and purpose, whether it’s in an email, conference call, team meeting or at a podium. 
Presenter: Beth Caldwell - Author and Consultant
11:30 a.m.

Memory-Place-Presence Program in Lublin: Deadline extended

The application deadline for the summer program "Memory - Place - Presence" organized by the Grodzka Gate - NN Theatre" in Lublin is now extended until March 15th.
Qualified candidates should complete the application form and e-mail it to the Memory – Place – Presence Advisory Committee at by March 15, 2015. In addition, for students a letter of recommendation and a transcript of grades should be sent to the above address.

The program focuses on education about Jewish life and heritage in Poland based on the example of Lublin and the Lublin region. Educational activities (lectures, workshops, panel discussions) during the program will address issues such as the history of Polish Jews on the example of Lublin, the heritage of the shtetls, linguistic pillars of the local Jewish culture, Jewish identities in 20th century, Holocaust and its consequences for the region, educational restitution and memory work. The curriculum includes also visits to the recently opened Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Majdanek Museum at the site of former concentration and death camp, the Bełżec Museum-Memorial Site and a study tour of former shtetl sites. More about the program can be found on

Friday, February 6, 2015

Career Fair!

Spring 2015 Career Fair
Wednesday, February 18:  Engineering, Science, Math, Health, Information Science, Computer Science
Thursday, February 19:  Liberal Arts, Social Sciences, Business
Noon-4 p.m, William Pitt Union

Spring Career Fair Employer List by Major & Industry

Are you curious about which employers are hiring your students?  See the attached spreadsheet to learn which Spring Career Fair employers are recruiting by major.  For an up-to-date list of all registered employers, visit or download the Pitt Career Fair mobile app.  

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Some opportunities from the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Workshop: The Craft of Undergraduate Research Proposals / Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015
This workshop—a partnership of the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (OUR), the University Library System, and faculty members from the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences—is designed to teach undergraduates how to craft effective independent research proposals. Participants will learn techniques to strengthen proposals and discuss best practices with faculty experts. Students considering applying for OUR Summer Undergraduate Research Awards or other summer and fall opportunities for independent research are encouraged to attend. Seats are limited. Register here.

Seeking Undergraduate Mentors for 2015-2016
The Undergraduate Mentor program is for motivated Dietrich School undergraduates to share their research and scholarly endeavors with a diverse group of students. Undergraduate Mentors act as Undergraduate Teaching Assistants for the spring First Experience in Research courses, participate in classroom and student organization visits, and lead panel discussions to promote research opportunities. This program is available to all Dietrich School undergraduates regardless of major. Some prior research experience is required. Undergraduate Mentors are compensated as student employees.

Download the Undergraduate Mentor application.

Submit completed application as a single file PDF by Wednesday, March 18 to

Monday, February 2, 2015

Global Studies Undergraduate Research Symposium: Call for Submissions

Undergraduate Research Symposium

2015 Global Studies Undergraduate Research Symposium

global eyes: critical perspectives of an interconnected world

April 13, 2015, University of Pittsburgh
Abstracts due: February 27, 2015
The symposium will highlight student research on the complex array of social forces that characterize our increasingly interconnected world and will provide networking for students and faculty who are shaping how we approach these important topics and/or will provide leadership in the study of global issues in the future. 
We encourage a wide variety of research topics on diverse areas including (but not limited to) the economy, gender, health, education, politics, media, nationalism, ethnicity, spirituality, and community. We invite papers from various disciplines within humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional schools that address the theme of interconnectedness. Submissions that employ diverse theories, genres, and methodologies of research in a plurality of historical and geographical contexts are encouraged.
Pitt’s Global Studies Center and the Global Studies Center at Penn State will host the eventApril 13, 2015. The symposium will include a keynote lecture, student presentations and student networking. Meals and RT transportation expenses from Penn State campuses are covered.
Once abstracts are submitted and approved, papers will be clustered according to general themes that emerge. While we are not giving our awards, notable papers from each cluster will be highlighted on the Global Studies Center’s website.
Do not hesitate to inquire if you have questions about paper topics or symposium logistics. Contact either:
Elaine Linn
Global Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh
eel58@pitt.edu412 648-2113 or
Sarah Lyall-Combs
Center for Global Studies, Pennsylvania State

Grad school or nationally competitive fellowships in your future?

Make plans to attend these information sessions from the Honors College:

AWARD Information Sessions
· Goldwater, Truman, Udall, and Beinecke Awards on Thursday, March 19th, 10 AM to 2 PM in CL 1228. Email to register.
· Fulbright US Student Program, one year, post baccalaureate opportunity abroad to research, study or teach English, on Mondays at 5 PM in CL 1228 beginning February 23. Register here.
· Churchill, Gates Cambridge, Marshall, Mitchell or Rhodes Scholarships, for post baccalaureate study, on Tuesdays at 5 PM: February 23, March 10, 24, April 7, 21, and May 5th in CL 1228. Register here.

Graduate School Information Session
· “Grad School 411” is an informal lunchtime information session as part of this year’s 15th annual Dietrich School Grad Expo for undergraduate students who are thinking about attending graduate school.  The session is being held at the O’Hara Student Center from 12 PM to 1 PM on March 19th.

Other opportunities:

US-UK Fulbright Summer Institute provides freshmen and sophomores a competitive summer opportunity at a UK University to explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills. Deadline is February 26 or March 5, 2015.

Madison (James) Graduate Fellowship provides $24,000 to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Deadline is March 1, 2015.

Gilman (Benjamin A.) International Scholarship funds Federal Pell Grant recipients up to $5,000 for study/intern abroad (4 week minimum). Students are encouraged to choose non-traditional destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Deadline is March 3, 2015
David C. Frederick Public Service Award, through the UHC, provides funding for unpaid public service internships during the summer.  Award winners receive $3500 to allow them to pursue the internship in lieu of summer work to pay for living costs. Deadline is Friday, March 6, 2015.

Buyer Synthesis Scholarship is offering a $1000 scholarship to the student who provides the most creative and compelling submission in market research. Deadline is March 15, 2015.