Professor Mike Gunzenhauser talks with a student

How Academic Advising Works

You can find your assigned advisor in PeopleSoft and in your student center. If you are unsure who your advisor is, please contact us at 412-648-2230.

Your advisor will provide information on:

  • What courses you should take and staying on track for graduation
  • Advice on your research practices or thesis/dissertation writing
  • Career advice on jobs, internships, and funding opportunities

If you find that your advisor isn’t a strong match for your academic goals, you have the right to select a new one. After gaining approval from both your current and proposed new advisor, all requests to reassign advisors should be sent to

Supporting Your Career Goals

We offer career support that connects you to opportunities in teaching, human development, and health, physical activity, and wellness.

Our career team supports:

  • Career exploration and strategy
  • Resume and cover letter reviews through VMock (artificial intelligence software)
  • Internship placement assistance
  • Information on state certification requirements
  • Career development activities

Career Services and Resources

Our undergraduate students receive career services through the University of Pittsburgh Career Center.

Our master’s and doctoral level students receive career opportunities through our strong relationships with organizations across Western Pennsylvania.

One of the best things about being a Pitt School of Education student is the strength of our alumni network. You have access to a powerful group of over 32,000 educators and health professionals around the world.

The University of Pittsburgh Pitt Commons platform lets you easily seek out and connect with alumni who are volunteering to give career advice and mentoring to students. You may also reach out to the Pitt Education alumni office on a one-on-one basis to see if they can connect you with an alumni mentor in your field.

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