Student Resources


There are many resources within the Department of Psychology and throughout the university community to help you plan for your career, explore graduate school, join an organization, or conduct research. 

To contact us, email or use drop-in advising. This is the best way to reach us - please avoid emailing individual advisors.

Are you interested to see what a day in the life of your intended profession looks like?  Begin your exploration with these videos

Connect with alumni using Pitt Commons, an interactive platform to help you network with Pitt professionals around the world, register for events, and find internships, volunteer opportunities, and short term projects. This webinar, hosted by the Psychology Advising department, can show you how to use the platform.

"">This video discussion hosted by Penn State College of the Liberal Arts offers great insight into what type of careers an undergradute psychology major might consider.

An informative three part series. page.

Becoming a Psychological Scientist Q&A Session 1: Top Things to Know as You Apply to Grad School 
Becoming a Psychological Scientist Video 2: Writing a Compelling Grad School Application Essay  
Becoming a Psychological Scientist Video 3: Interviewing for Grad School with Confidence 

Psychology Student Network (PSN) is published biannually (in spring and fall) by APA's Center for Education in Psychology to serve as a resource for precollege and undergraduate psychology students. PSN features invited and submitted articles aimed at introducing students to innovative ideas in psychology and highlighting various career paths in, and related to, psychology. The editorial staff contributes announcements about student resources and opportunities. ""

"Psych Mic is a podcast for you to explore career paths in psychology through candid conversations with leaders in the field. In each episode, host Maya Metser engages with industry leaders about how they use psychology to make an impact in the world. This deep dive into the stories behind their journeys—their successes, failures, and pivots—will help you figure out how to use your understanding of human nature in ways you may never have known were possible. Let's rethink tired stereotypes and reimagine what psychology can be!

This site, maintained by Dr. Camilla McMahon at Miami University, provides national resources for full-time and summer opportunities to current and recent graduates in the field of psychology.

University of Maryland, Department of Psychology provides an academic blog with announcements and opportunities for current ungergraduate psychology students as well as graduates with a degree in psychology. offers information about finding hands-on experiences as an undergraduate student.

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Study Lab is home to a generous staff of experienced professionals and students, who serve as guides and mentors throughout your academic journey. Tutors are students who have recently been just where you are now and understand your challenges, as well as your goals.

Whether you are looking for a quick on-demand answer, a one-on-one session about that upcoming chem test, a video tutorial about a tricky concept, or to connect to a group of other students headed to med school, there is something here for you.

Study Lab provides tools and resources for students to discover the most efficient and effective ways to study. Experiment with strategies to customize a plan that works for you. Explore how you can study smarter, not harder, and make the most of your time at Pitt. Highly trained peer tutors are available to all undergraduates irrespective of school. A team of professionals are also available to assist students with academic development and to help guide you toward academic success.

200 William Pitt Union, 412-383-HIRE

The Career Center provides excellent services and resources to students “from start to finish” during their career journey.  They begin working with Pitt students during their first year and continues to provide individualized assistance throughout the job or graduate school search process, all while helping students to better understand their own skills, passions and values.

Subscribe and listen to Time Out with the Career Center to hear about some big-picture ideas to help guide students at the University of Pittsburgh. You will hear about exploring your interests, critical thinking about resumes and networking, job searching tips, and hear from professionals/alumni. This podcast was created to help students understand and navigate the world of work.

Nordenberg Hall - Wellness Center, 412-648-7930

If you are interested in engaging in UCC services or seeking support for the first time, please utilize Virtual Drop-In Services by contacting 412-648-7930, Monday-Friday from 9a-4p. 

Overview of Services:  

  • Research needs or questions from students, staff, and faculty
  • Library instruction services: virtual visits and/or designing a customized research guide (LibGuide) for your course linkable in Canvas, citation management instruction (Zotero)
  • Digital scholarship needs or questions: copyright issues, open access author fee fund, open access publishing, data management, our digital repository, citation metrics, altmetrics, journal metrics
  • Collection needs (ordering books, journals, databases) We are prioritizing online access to ebooks and streaming video.
  • One-on-one consultation services                           

Research Support & Consultation

  • Guide your students directly to me, their subject specialist librarian, for library or research help in your classes. I can assist via consultation (via Zoom or email)
  • If your students do visit the Hillman ground floor service desk in-person, they will not be provided with introductory research guidance. If the student has questions, desk staff will put them in contact with me (or the appropriate library expert or specialist) to schedule a consultation or with the general Ask Us email/chat as appropriate.

Additional information on library resources can be found here
Digital Scholarship Services at Hillman Library
For questions, our general email is 

3rd Floor, Thackeray Hall, 412-624-4179

The MAC offers math tutoring services on levels ranging from introductory courses through the first-level scientific and business calculus courses. Students may visit during regular office hours for assistance for low-level courses or make an appointment for assistance with more difficult course material and one-on-one consultation.

317B O'Hara Student Center (OSC), 412-624-6556

Staffed by experienced consultants trained in helping others with their writing, the Writing Center provides free services to students, faculty, and staff at the University of Pittsburgh. Writing Center staff work one-on-one by appointment, host a regular workshop called the Writers’ Cafe for undergraduates interested in creative writing, and provide peer tutoring.

Review the Student Help Guide to schedule a tutoring appointment for the following resources:

  • Academic Support Services for Student-Athletes (ASSSA)
  • Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences’ Study Lab
  • Math Assistance Center (MAC)
  • School of Computing and Information Student Success
  • TRIO Student Support Services (SSS)
  • University of Pittsburgh Johnstown Academic Success Center (ASC)
  • ​Student Help Guide:

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All University of Pittsburgh students with a valid University Computing Account may use any of the Student Computing Labs and Pitt Print Stations. They are conveniently located throughout the Pittsburgh campus close to residence halls and classrooms.

The Pitt IT Virtual Lab enables you to access much of the same lab software and resources that you use while sitting in a Pitt IT Student Computing Lab on campus. The convenience of the Virtual Lab is that you can access it from any location, using almost any computer or mobile device, at any time of day. It's your personal 24/7, on-the-go lab.


Private Education Loan Programs

Private Education Loan Programs Students and their families can borrow additional loan funds to assist in financing any gap that may exist between the cost of education and the amount of financial aid received. These private education loans are provided by commercial lenders and are not supported by state or federal financial aid funds. A […]

After Graduation

You have made an investment in your future by borrowing student loans. Be sure to protect your financial future by understanding your options for repayment, the consequences associated with failure to repay your student loan debt, and what to do if you have problems with repayment. Your Lender and Federal Loan Balance The National Student […]

Rights and Responsibilities

As a student, you have the right to know: What financial aid programs are available. The deadlines for submitting applications for each of the financial aid programs available. How financial aid is distributed and how decisions on that distribution are made. How the student’s financial need is determined. This includes how costs for tuition and […]

Types of Financial Aid

In order to make informed decisions about your financial aid, it’s important to know your options and know the difference between types of financial aid. Grants Grants are money provided by the University, federal, or state government entities that do not require any repayment. To apply for grants, you must complete the FAFSA. Here are […]

For more information about repayment of student loans or general financial wellness questions, contact The Financial Wellness Program.

​Global Experiences Office
802 William Pitt Union

The Global Experiences Office develops programs and facilitates educational experiences in over 100 countries. Students can study abroad during the summer term, fall semester, spring semester or during a full academic year.
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Interested in experiences where you can explore and learn about different careers in health care? Applying to graduate school and needing patient care or health care experience hours? Explore this database and learn about opportunities in the Pittsburgh region (and beyond). Depending on the facility, you will find volunteering, shadowing, or employment options.

The Computer Science Resource Center provides drop-in peer tutoring for students enrolled in CS core and service courses. When qualified to do so, peer tutors will also provide assistance to students enrolled in various levels of CS courses including CS 0007, CS 0010, CS 0011, CS 0012.