Pitt Business Student Ambassadors
As Pitt Business Student Ambassadors, our goal is to help prospective students learn more about Pitt Business by sharing our experiences. If you visit Pitt Business, you will likely meet one of us – whether you are attending a Pitt Business Information Session at 1:30 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays, or Fridays, or during a University of Pittsburgh Saturday admissions program. You are also welcome to email us with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2017
Majors: Supply Chain Management and Business Information Systems
Certificate: Leadership and Ethics
Hometown: Westborough, MA
Internships: Langham Hotel in London, Othot (Analytics)
Plans after graduation: Begin full-time employment with PNC as an Independent Risk Management Associate
Study Abroad: Global Business Institute in London, England - I interned 20 hours/week and took classes. I had the ability to travel throughout England, went to Paris for a weekend, and went to Italy for a week!
Favorite TV show: Friends
Favorite place on campus: The Cathedral of Learning is my favorite place. It feels like you are entering into an entirely different world and I love all of the decorations for the holidays. Therapy Dog Tuesday is also a great perk!
Favorite Vacation Place: Martha's Vineyard-the beaches are gorgeous and the towns are so much fun to explore.
Favorite part about Pitt: The school spirit on campus. Everyone is always saying Hail to Pitt and going to sporting events is so much fun. Everyone has a lot of pride for Pitt!
I chose to come to Pitt because I wanted a big school in a city that still felt like a campus. Pitt has the best of both worlds. Downtown and all of the other neighborhoods are so accessible, especially being able to ride the Port Authority busses fare-free with my Pitt i.d. But Oakland is also our campus. I truly feel at home here in Pittsburgh. Having access to so many things in Pittsburgh has enriched my college experience because I am able to job shadow and utilize the business community downtown while also visiting museums and cultural events. Pitt Business truly is the perfect fit and I am grateful for all that I have learnt and experienced throughout my college career.
Expected Graduation Date:Spring 2018
Certificates: Leadership and Ethics, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and International Business
Hometown: Cranford, NJ
Internships: Othot (Analytics), Entrepreneurial Internship funded by the Henry E. Haller Scholarship
Future Plans: During Spring Break, I am going abroad with International Marketing in Ecuador. This summer, I will participate in the Pitt in Amsterdam study abroad program (in May) and spend the rest of the summer as a consulting intern with Protiviti.
Study Abroad: Plus3 Costa Rica, Pitt in South Africa
Favorite quote: "Be comfortable being uncomfortable" -Anonymous
Favorite TV show: Gilmore Girls
Something on your bucket list: Travel to all seven continents
Favorite place to eat on campus: Mad Mex
Going into college, I knew I wanted a city school, the opportunity to study entrepreneurship and the opportunity to study abroad multiple times. While I found a few schools that satisfied those requirements, Pitt Business stood out with its variety of international opportunities and its ability to shape the Pitt Business program around your personal interests and passions. I was also immediately drawn to the community feel to the city, the University, and the College of Business Administration. I have developed relationships with students and mentorships with faculty through courses and student organizations that have added such incredible value to my Pitt Business experience. Pitt has become a home away from home for me, and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else!
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2017
Majors: Accounting and Finance
Minors: Economics, History
Hometown: Coatesville, PA
Internship: PricewaterhouseCoopers, NoWait, Inc.
Plans after graduation: Begin full-time employement with PricewaterhouseCoopers in its Core Tax Services at the Pittsburgh office. I also plan to complete the CPA exam.
Study Abroad: Pitt in Prague and Krakow, and have also traveled to Mexico, Puerto Rico, Yukon Territory
Favorite TV shows: Breaking Bad, House of Cards, Bloodline, American Horror Story, True Detective
Favorite thing about Pittsburgh: The distinct neighborhoods and ease of getting downtown
Hobbies: Watching football, running, skiing, boating, Netflix
Favorite thing about Pitt: The people and sense of community you feel whereever you go
Favorite Vacation Spot: Chesapeake Bay, Maryland. My family has had a cabin along the Bay for generations, and in the summer we love to go traveling by boat to different towns on the Bay.
Coming to the University of Pittsburgh as a transfer student, I didn’t know what to expect. However, the moment I walked into Sennott Square on the first day of classes, I immediately felt at home - and that feeling has stuck with me since. Between the innumerable opportunities Pitt Business has to offer and sense of community it provides, I have thrived and grown professionally and academically in ways I couldn’t have imagined before! I am so thankful for the opportunities Pitt Business has given me!
Expected graduation date: Spring 2018
Majors: Accounting and Business Information Systems
Minor: Administration of Justice
Hometown: King of Prussia, PA
Internships: Accepted an internship offer with PricewaterhouseCoopers for summer 2017
Plans after Graduation: Hope to gain full-time employment as an audit associate with a Big-4 accounting firm
Favorite TV show: Parks and Rec, Friends, Shameless
Favorite place on campus: Schenley Plaza looking up at Cathy
Favorite place to eat on campus: Hello Bistro
Hobbies: Baking, working out, shopping, traveling
Favorite part about Pitt: The people. I have made some great friends over the years and there are still so many opportunities to continually meet new people.
I have wanted to attend Pitt since I was a little girl. My uncle works at the Soldiers and Sailors Museum and every time I came to visit I just fell more in love. I think what drew me in was the unique feel of campus. Pitt is located right outside downtown and as a result it has a smaller campus feel while offering all the bonuses of a city school. In addition, I knew Pitt would make me work hard and push me to become the best version of myself.
Pitt Business is more than just the business school at the University of Pittsburgh. The faculty truly cares about your success. Whether it’s a resume review, interview prep, career advice, or you just want to talk, Pitt Business has someone to help!
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2019
Major: Accounting and Finance
Minors: Statistics and Economics
Certificate: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Internships: University of Pittsburgh Research Assistant, Deloitte in its Audit and Tax lines of service.
Study Abroad:Plus3 China
Favorite place to get coffee near campus: Dunkin' Donuts (mainly for the donuts)
Favorite place to eat on campus: Fuel and Fuddle
Favorite Shows: White Collar, Friends, and Avatar the Last Airbender
Hobbies: Rock climbing, juggling, and Netflix-ing
Favorite thing about Pitt: Having the opportunities to pursue any venture or idea I may have. With the help of faculty, staff, and the city environment, I have the ability to do anything.
The University of Pittsburgh is a big school in a big city. The College of Business Administration has allowed me to find a smaller, more personal environment that I can thrive in. Whether it is the helpful and knowledgeable faculty, the career resources at my disposal, or the many friendly and supportive students, Pitt Business has pushed me to flourish and be successful.
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2017
Majors: Global Management and Supply Chain Management
Hometown: Prospect Park, PA
Study Abroad: Global Perspectives: Munich and Madrid, Pitt in Prague and Krakow. I have also traveled to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and France.Internship: Young Professional Women in Energy, Genji, LLC., FlagShip Business Plans & Consulting, Wawa, Inc.
Plans after graduation: Begin full-time employement with DICK's Sporting Goods at their headquarters in Pittsburgh in the Merchandising Training Program.
Favorite TV Show: How I Met Your Mother
Favorite Quote: "It doesn't matter if you win or lose, it's what you do with your dancin' shoes." -Grease
Favorite Place to Eat on Campus: Hello Bistro
Favorite Vacation Spot: Disney World
Favorite Thing about Pitt: The compassion and friendliness of the student body makes this truly feel like your home away from home.
One of the many reasons I love Pitt Business is because it helps make a big city still have a close-knit community feel. The faculty works directly with you so you’re more than just a face in their lectures. The students you meet in your classes become some of your best friends. The opportunities provided to me through Pitt Business are invaluable - from a yearlong internship with one of my professors, to two separate study abroad programs taking me to four different countries. The experiences I’ve had here at Pitt are ones that will stay with me for the rest of my life, and I am forever grateful.