Real World Readiness

Commitment to Real World Action:

Get ready. Get involved. Make a difference. Embrace and enjoy your world.

At Pitt-Johnstown, we are committed to providing students with a solid foundation for career and professional success.  By combining classroom learning with co-curricular experiences, we help students develop an ethos of real-world commitment.  Student Affairs team members work closely with students to guide them in areas including civic engagement and citizenship, career preparation, collegiate involvement, and community engagement.  Our goal with every student is to:

  • Emphasize the importance of developing and following a pathway for career and professional development;
  • Promote and recognize active engagement on campus, in our local community, our country and the world;        
  • Recognize and affirm efforts to develop habits of leadership, involvement, service and citizenship while acting locally or globally to improve our communities;        
  • Facilitate students’ personal and professional development by augmenting or supplementing classroom learning with rich out-of-class experiences;      
  • Track and document students’ growth and development throughout college life;   
  • Build awareness of the importance of positive action -- beginning with the self and extending to the campus, our community and our world;
  • Enhance prospects for success in an increasingly competitive world as the student presents prospective employers or graduate schools with a record of his/her accomplishments.

Through our students' commitment to real world action, Pitt-Johnstown has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes institutions of higher education that support exemplary community service programs and raise the visibility of effective practices in campus community partnerships.   

For more information, contact:

Real World Career Services
G-52 Student Union
Phone: 814-269-7123


“Many programs encourage students to become active members of their campuses. At the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, an innovative initiative called the Real World Action Program takes the idea a step further—it encourages students to see themselves as active members of multiple communities, including the global community.”

--Student Affairs Leader (January 1, 2010)