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Career Mentoring Programs & Community Events

School-Based Career Mentoring Programs/Events

High school students in the Pittsburgh area can benefit from a nationwide program designed to introduce them to the wide range of career opportunities open to young people in architecture, construction, engineering, and related areas of the building design and construction industry.  At bi-monthly meetings, student teams work directly with professionals from leading area firms, who volunteer their time to mentor the teams as they design hypothetical projects, tour local construction sites, and visit architectural, engineering and construction offices. See the ACE Mentoring website for program overview.  Email Mrs. Keller ([email protected]) if you have any questions. Email Mrs. Keller ([email protected]) if you are interested in joining.


The Health Professionals Internship is geared towards students who are interested health-related careers.  Robert Morris University offers programs in Health Administration, Nursing, and Nuclear Medicine which allows students to gain insight into the varied roles that exist in the healthcare profession.  This mentor program provides students with the opportunity to…

  • Connect with healthcare professionals through lunch conversations
  • Connect with faculty and student mentors
  • Visit the campus to attend class with RMU students in the student’s area of interest
  • Participate in simulation activities (simulated healthcare setting)
  • Attend the Fall and Spring Networking/Educational Event on campus
  • Field trips to healthcare facilities in the area
Email Mrs. Keller ([email protected]) if you are interested in joining.

RMU School of Education is hosting a series of virtual mentoring sessions to educate high school students about different opportunities available in the education field.  Students can attend the sessions live or watch the recorded presentation.  Email Mrs. Keller at [email protected] if you are interested in participating.  The following topics will be covered: 

March 2:  Teaching Abroad

April 6:  On Campus/Pathways to Education Professionals Role




PartnerUp is a career-readiness program led by PNC and a coalition of regional employers who believe that future talent is found in our own backyards.  When employers PartnerUp with educators and students with the shared goal to help young talent take the first steps towards a secure future, everyone thrives.  The curriculum prepares 12th graders to launch careers after high school graduation by engaging them in sessions focused on skill assessments, resume building, and interview prep.  The program ends with interviews for positions in our area with competitive pay, health and tuition benefits, and potential career advancement.  Email Mrs. Keller at [email protected] to sign up.


Check out these resources for more information.

PartnerUp WQED video:

PartnerUp Website:

Community-Based Career Mentoring Programs & Events

Are you in high school and have an interest in a future career in healthcare or nursing?  JOIN US JUNE 8TH AT 9AM-2PM AT UPMC PASSAVANT: 9100 BABCOCK BLVD PITTSBURGH. PA 15237.  Workshop includes: Review of essential attributes of healthcare heroes, Panel discussion with graduate nurses and highly skilled nursing support technicians, Team building exercises, Tour of the UPMC Passavant hospital.  Light breakfast and refreshments included. To register contact Danica Derbis: 412-748-6978 or [email protected] Registration is required.



June 10, 2023 10:00AM-1:00PM (weather permitting) at Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport

Click HERE for more information and to register.



The Virtual Exploring Energy Program empowers students by encouraging them to delve into the energy industry and its many career fields through a variety of video showcases, virtual tours, and virtual visits to the classroom by respected professionals.  Students are also encouraged to join the National Energy Academy.  Click HERE for more information.




Interviews & Panel Discussions (pre-recorded)

Learn from local leaders in Manufacturing.  Click HERE for the recorded discussion.



It’s really difficult to imagine what it’s like to be in someone else’s shoes. In essence, that’s what students are trying to do when they explore careers. Are they suited to the work? What’s a typical day on the job like? Are they good candidates for the necessary education or training?  To help young people begin answering those questions, the Consortium has launched Career Journeys. This video series is made up of informal conversations that we’re filming with people in a wide array of occupations spanning many industries. The conversations should give students at least a taste of what each career is like and help them know whether they’d like to learn more, perhaps through research, a job-shadow or some other work-based learning experience.  Check back often because we are building a library.  Click HERE to access the complete collection organized by career cluster.




Mascaro Construction Co. began advocating careers in its industry to young people even before partnering with the Consortium several years ago to promote them in K-12 schools. With its proactive stance, it should come as no surprise that the builder now is offering its own career video series as a resource for educators, students, and others to learn about different pathways in the industry.
Explore key roles in the film industry.
The Pittsburgh Technology Council hosted a 2-week long STEM Summit focused on how technology is infused into many of Pittsburgh's hottest jobs!
Follow this LINK to listen back to conversations with professionals who work at these diverse companies: BirdBrain Technologies, Microsoft, Schell Games, Giant Eagle, Industrial Scientific, SDLC Partners, Allegheny Health Network, Philips Healthcare, and Rivers of Steel. Listen in to learn about what they do and how they got to where they are in hopes of inspiring, YOU, the next generation of workers in our region.

Catalyst Connection hosts events aimed at promoting careers in manufacturing.  

Manufacturing Career Panel-Fall 2020: Click HERE to view the discussion.

Manufacturing and Robotics Career Panel-Fall 2020: Click HERE to view the discussion.

Manufacturing Career Panel-Spring 2020:  Click HERE to view the discussion.

For more information on the high pay, high demand jobs available in manufacturing in the Pittsburgh Area check out 


Troutwood was established with a dream to bring financial independence to all those willing to work for it. Founded out of Carnegie Mellon University’s Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship, the company designs and develops financial applications and educational tools.  Troutwood hosts weekly live financial literacy sessions on Wednesdays from 12-12:30 PM.  Listen in to learn from professionals about the power of investing.  Click HERE to listen to recordings of previous sessions.


One of the greatest benefits of Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) is the opportunity for students to interact with many dynamic business leaders, world-class motivational speakers and subject matter experts. The Foundation for Free Enterprise Education proudly offers a Speaker Series which will give viewers a peek into a broad array of viewpoints, subject matter and people, all supporting their vital mission of teaching students about their critical role in the American free enterprise system and society.  They hope that you find these videos useful career exploration tools, and encourage you to connect directly with the presenters for more information as you travel your path to success!  Click HERE for access to the complete Speaker Series.


Students with a strong financial foundation and early exposure to accounting make for promising CPA candidates. Get the knowledge you need to succeed!  Register HERE for access to inspiring career videos, real-life financial presentations, and challenging worksheets.


Encourage your future in accounting with videos showing the diverse career opportunities in the profession, a starting salary guide, student panels, and virtual school tours and admissions presentations.  Click HERE to register and gain access to the resources.


Self-Advocacy may sound simple - but it can be quite challenging skills to master. Chaz Kellem helps us learn about how making decisions about your life and learning how to gather information can be so important for your future. This skill can be a vital addition to success as students transition to post-secondary education and employment.  Click HERE to view the presentation.