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Student Success Stories

Career Development helps students
reach career goals

Students from across the University rely on the Career Development Center to help them define their educational path, find internships and jobs, hone their resumes, and gain the skills they need to get the experience and careers they want. 

Check out just a few of Career Development's successes — take a look at the student videos and stories below, then take a look at more Student Success Stories.

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Want to schedule an appointment with the Career Development Center or ask a question?  Call 412-392-3950 or email careerdev@pointpark.edu.

 

Bri FeingoldBri Feingold

Major: Public Relations & Acting
Graduation Date: May 2014
Company: Quantum Theatre
Title: Intern

“I initially went to the Career Fair out of curiosity. I was new to Point Park, new to Pittsburgh and wanted to see what my options were. I never thought that I would actually get an internship out of one Career Fair!”

Feingold landed an internship with Quantum Theatre in the spring of last year. They had  remembered her as a Point Park student from earlier in the year and she got the internship on the spot. She discovered that there are a lot more opportunities out there than she thought. Feingold wants everyone to know that Career Development  really wants all Point Parkers to succeed and gives the resources to do so.

“Point Park prepares you for the real world, whether you realize it or not. I would have never survived my internship with Quantum without the training I received at Career Development. I would recommend other students to Career Development because they really do care. I wouldn’t have known how to properly write a cover letter or make my resume look as professional without them.” 

 

Nnamdi AsogwaNnamdi Asogwa

Major: M.B.A. with concentration in Health Systems Management
Graduation Date: Fall 2013
Company: Siemens Medical Solutions
Title: Project Management Intern

When Asogwa began his M.B.A., he was determined to utilize all the resources Point Park has to offer. When he started searching for jobs and internships, he wanted help with his resume and was led to the Career Development Center. They helped him better format his resume and also helped him practice with mock interviews to best prepare for upcoming job fairs.

“My visit to  the Career Development Center helped me scale through the competitive screening process of a Fortune 500 Corporation like Siemens to land an internship. I would not be where I currently am without the  resources and guidance Career Development  provides.  I think graduate students should get more exposure to the career services offered. Career Development added great value to my education and helped me score my dream internship. That’s my true success story.”

 

Joel BrewtonJoel Brewton

Major: Bachelor of Arts, Photojournalism
Graduation Date: May 2012
Company: Herald Standard
Title: Photographer

Shortly after graduating, Joel was able to land a job directly related to his major. He is currently working as a photographer for the Herald Standard, a local newspaper to the Uniontown, Pa. area.  Joel photographs general and spot news, features and sports. He also accepts incoming photographs sent in by various freelance photographers and processes them for print and online publication.  The Career Development Center and Joel’s Point Park education ultimately transformed his resume and outlook on life, allowing him to achieve a coveted position in a highly competitive field for a respected media outlet.

“I would recommend the Career Development Center to other students and alumni, because [they]   tailor each and every resume/cover letter to the specific student’s needs and offer special one-on-one interactions.”

 

Kayleigh SmithKayleigh 2012

Major: Public Relations
Graduation Date: May 2014
Company: Scarehouse
Title: Public Relations Intern

Internship and job opportunities are constantly being emailed out by our Career Development Center.  Kayleigh responded to an email about a public relations internship opening with The ScareHouse.  The ScareHouse is one of Pittsburgh’s most haunting Halloween attractions!  With her Point Park education behind her and a portfolio full of related work, Kayleigh got the job.  Even though the spirit of Halloween has a short presence, it takes major promoting to make sure that the logistics of the attraction run as “spooky” as possible.  Kayleigh participates in weekly PR meetings, updates The ScareHouse’s Pinterest page, makes inquiries and contacts potential group sales, and of course all of the administrative work that comes along with being an intern. Handling public relations for ghouls and goblins must be quite interesting!

“I love that our Point Park Career Center is so devoted to helping [students] succeed in life.  I would have never found out about this opportunity otherwise!”

Videos

 


 Vince Rodgers

 Cinema and Digital Arts, Spring 2013


Shaquela Myrick

Advertising and PR, Spring 2013


 Myrandah Staub

 Sports, Art and Entertainment Management, 
 Spring 2013


Karly Shorts

Psychology, Spring 2013

 


 Anthony Costulas

 Political Science, Spring 2012