University Offices

The offices below all provide resources that help provide a meaningful experience at the university, and in many cases can help you grow as a professional:

Career Center

Pitt’s Career Center offers 1:1 student appointments, workshops, site visits and career fairs to both undergraduate and graduate students. SCI has their own Career Consultant, who can assist students with exploring career options, reviewing resumes and cover letters, preparing for interviews, creating a targeted search for internships, jobs, and more. The Career Center also hosts resources on a variety of career communities with relevant information here

Outside the Classroom Curriculum (OCC)

As a college student, you’ll find that some of your most transformative experiences occur beyond classroom walls. The Outside the Classroom Curriculum (OCC) is a collection of experiences, programs, and events at Pitt that help students to make the most of their collegiate experience.  

Office of International Services (OIS)

Any international student looking to intern, co-op, or work off-campus in any capacity, must request the appropriate work authorization prior to the start of the experience. SCI students should contact their Immigration Specialist, Jean Wenner (, in the Office of International Services (OIS) with any visa or work authorization questions. 

Office of Disability Resources and Services (DRS)

For students seeking accommodations on campus, apply for services, view required documentation guidelines and intake documents, and understand their rights and responsibilities. Through an interactive process, they work individually with each student to provide access to University classes, programs and activities. 

Office of PittServes

The Office of PittServes offers meaningful opportunities for service and reflection, which can help students cultivate relationships with their community, complement classroom learning experiences, and lay the foundation for a lifelong commitment to service. SCI students can benefit from a partnership between the school and PittServes, through the iServe program, which provides students an opportunity each fall and spring semester to assist area non-profits on technical projects. They also partner with SCI to provide a technical focused alternative spring break.

Office of Cross Cultural and Leadership Development

The mission of the Office of Cross Cultural and Leadership Development is to facilitate the holistic learning and development of the University of Pittsburgh community by providing opportunities for students to deepen their cultural awareness and understanding, as well as develop leadership skills and a strong sense of civic responsibility. 

University Counseling Center

The mission of the University Counseling Center (UCC) is to provide high quality services and programs that foster the academic and personal development, as well as the psychological well-being, of Pitt’s diverse student body. From outreach and prevention to crisis intervention, the UCC is dedicated to supporting and empowering students to maximize their college experience and realize their fullest potential. The UCC is a part of Thrive@Pitt, which includes additional pillars of wellness.  

Writing Center

Visit the Writing Center in-person or online for assistance in drafting a resume, cover letter, personal statements, and more. Graduate students who are writing their dissertations can benefit from their Dissertation Camp, Writing Days, and Writing Accountability Groups.

Global Hub

The Global Hub is a student-centered, university-wide resource, advising, and engagement center that enhances students’ educational experience with an international and global focus. Learn about relevant courses, majors, minors and certificates, as well as scholarships, international internships, and more.

Global Experiences Office

The Global Experiences Office develops programs and facilitates educational experiences in over 75 countries. Students can participate in an international or domestic global experience during the summer term, fall semester, spring semester or during a full academic year. 

Big Idea Center

Critical thinking and problem solving are at the heart of innovation, and the Big Idea Center’s programming enhances those essential life skills. Through offering acceleration, incubation, mentoring, networking, competitions, and events, students can customize a program to advance innovation efforts. Big Idea Center programs augment students’ personal and professional development whether they ultimately decide to focus on startups, Fortune 500 companies, social enterprises, or academia.