"Having Downtown Pittsburgh as my home is an awesome experience. The city's lively atmosphere means there's always something fun to do. Plus, being close to businesses and opportunities for internships is a big plus for my future."
"Point Park's Downtown Pittsburgh location and the people here really make the difference! It’s a small community where everyone knows each other, and everyone is always ready to help and advise you in the best way."
"Point Park offers an excellent engineering program. Since the classes are not as big as other schools, this will allow you to take advantage of each class and connect with professors, both of which will greatly contribute to your success."
Thursday, January 28, 2021
"The festival is a collaboration of one acts directed by the Advanced Directing class at Point Park University," said Emmy Masteller. "Normally they are produced and presented back-to-back in the Pittsburgh Playhouse. This year things changed because of COVID-19 and we all made short films."
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Helena Knörr, Ph.D., Point Park University professor of organizational leadership in the Rowland School of Business and Department of Literary Arts and Social Justice, gave a virtual workshop at Empodera International Week, presented by Innpulsa Colombia.
Meet Robelin Bautista, a sports, arts and entertainment management December 2019 graduate from El Seibo, Dominican Republic, and Gulf Coast League player development intern for the Toronto Blue Jays Major League Baseball team.
Friday, June 5, 2020
Helena Knörr, Ph.D., Point Park University professor of organizational leadership in the Rowland School of Business and Department of Literary Arts and Social Justice, recently hosted three webinars for the Mexico Chamber of Commerce in Sonora, as well as businesses in the Baja California region.
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Point Park University students in the Accounting 295: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance course recently gave presentations through a Zoom conference call about their experiences as VITA volunteers in the Pittsburgh community.
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
The School of Education at Point Park University recently welcomed executive-level government officials and academic leaders from various higher education institutions in Peru to campus for a training session focused on improving workforce development.
Monday, November 25, 2019
Major League Baseball players alumnus Don Kelly '06, now a first base coach for the Houston Astros, and Neil Walker, an infielder for the Miami Marlins, led a conversation with Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management Instructor Chuck Berry’s Sports Agents class.
Monday, November 25, 2019
Fortune 500 company PPG Industries, Inc., recently welcomed Point Park University’s Advanced Accounting class to its headquarters, located just steps from campus at One PPG Place in Downtown Pittsburgh.
Friday, September 20, 2019
Archish Maharaja, CFP, CPA/PFS, Ed.D., professor of business and director of graduate programs in the Rowland School of Business, recently traveled to India to promote Point Park University at the 2019 USA Education Fair hosted by Kasturi Ram College of Higher Education in Narela, Delhi.
Friday, July 12, 2019
Electrical engineering technology majors Talal Alrasheed and Khalid Alzahrani; electrical engineering major Joshua Jackson and M.S. in engineering management graduate student Dev Darshan Rajpuriya, are interning this summer for Connect Wolf, a tech start-up connection company founded by CEO Jennifer Sydeski Hurd, a part-time professor for Point Park University.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Point Park University Organizational Leadership Professor Helena Knorr, Ph.D., recently traveled to Medellín, Colombia, to teach yoga and mindfulness as part of a wellness retreat.
Friday, February 15, 2019
Tanner Campbell, Alexa Lake, Edwin Obuya and Sabrina Tatalias finished second in the national GfK NextGen Hackathon Competition to design a hypothetical, artificial intelligence-based smart home speaker generating the most profit.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Andre Bennett, Jenna Herman and Madeline King – senior accounting majors and Student Accounting Association officers – completed an ethical leadership training certification program led by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy Center For The Public Trust.
Monday, February 4, 2019
Diane Krill, Ph.D., professor of biological sciences at Point Park University, presented research focused on the electrical stimulation of small flowering plants (Arabidopsis thaliana) at the International Conference on Plant Science in Paris, France.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Robert Skertich, Ph.D., associate professor and director of the public administration program, recently spent two weeks in Japan teaching Fire Instructor I and II certification courses at the United States Army Camp in Zama, Japan.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
P.K. Weston, Ph.D., professor of composition and literature in the Department of Literary Arts and Social Justice at Point Park University, volunteered this summer at Hekima Place, an orphanage and school for 86 girls of all ages in Kiserian, Kenya.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Helena Knörr, Ph.D., associate professor of organizational leadership in the Rowland School of Business, was invited back to Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL), a university in Guayaquil, Ecuador, to present on social innovation and entrepreneurship.
"The SAEM department has provided me with incredible opportunities. I’ve been able to shadow and work with the event manager of Heinz Field and volunteer at a Pittsburgh Pirates partnership event with W.B. Mason."
Camille Guillot earned three degrees – a B.A. in public relations and advertising, an MBA and an M.A. in organizational leadership – from Point Park University and she is now a global partner marketing manager for Emarsys in Vienna, Austria.
Friday, June 1, 2018
Accounting students Andre Bennett and Jenna Herman were awarded $4,000 and $3,000 scholarships, respectively, from the Pennsylvania CPA Foundation, part of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Point Park University MBA graduates who have taken the special topics course Macro-Projects and International Regimes, taught by Professor Dimitris Kraniou, Ph.D., over the past 30 years, gathered May 11 for a reunion celebration on campus.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Rowland School of Business Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership Helena Knörr, Ph.D., taught a full-day workshop April 16 to more than 40 faculty members in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Nineteen new students, along with Andrew Richards, M.A., lecturer and coordinator of the undergraduate criminal justice program, were inducted March 27 into Alpha Phi Sigma, the nation’s only accredited criminal justice honor society.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Growing up in India, Point Park University post-baccalaureate accounting student and 2018 Pittsburgh Chapter of Financial Executives International scholarship awardee Prabhpreet “Preet” Mann witnessed first hand the depth of poverty-stricken communities.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Traveling from England for his first-ever visit to Pittsburgh, Daniel W. B. Lomas, Ph.D., lecturer in international history at the University of Salford Manchester, met with Point Park University’s intelligence and national security majors March 14.
Monday, March 19, 2018
Business management, HR management and SAEM majors traveled to Orlando, Fla., March 7-13 for a 2018 Disney Leadership Seminar with Assistant Professors Patrick Mulvihill, D.Ed., and Sandra Mervosh, M.S., SHRM-SCP, SPHR.
"My favorite professor is Gregory Rogers because he’s so down to earth. He would bend over backwards for any of his students, and he makes class more interesting with the stories he tells about his experience with the Secret Service."
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
"Pittsburgh is a such a great city to live and learn in. From a filmmaker's perspective, I have always found projects to work on and there's plenty of arts and cultural events happening in the city. It's a great location for artists! In addition, Point Park is a very liberal university. There are many different backgrounds, personalities and a mix of cultures."
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Aram Parsa, Ph.D., P.Eng., recently joined Point Park University as an assistant professor of mechanical engineering technology. Prior to joining Point Park, Parsa was a mechanical engineer for WorleyParsons and HATCH Ltd., in Canada.