College of General Studies

News & Events

Test-Taking Skills Workshop
Monday, October 20
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

Gain the confidence you need to ace your next test. This workshop provides unique tactics that you can use while preparing for and taking tests.  

What Can I Do With a Major in Health Services?
Wednesday, October 22
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

A representative from the Office of Career Development and Placement Assistance will reveal careers pursued by recent graduates, potential job titles and employment areas applicable to the major, salary expectations, grad school options, and general tips to help students break into their field.

Note-Taking/Memory Skills Workshop
Tuesday, October 28
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

Taking good notes helps develop strong memory skills. This workshop will provide strategies for recording and reviewing information to increase your ability to memorize important information.

This workshop will also be held October 30, from 4-5:30 p.m.

Critical Thinking Assessment Program
Various locations on campus

The College of General Studies is looking for degree-seeking CGS students to participate in a liberal arts critical thinking assessment designed to measure our programs. The assessment is scheduled to take 40 minutes to complete. Multiple time-slots will be available Monday, November 3, 2014 through Saturday, November 15, 2014. Find the date, time, and location that works for you!

Participants will receive a $20 WePay cash card.

The first 150 participants will be entered for a chance to win a Kindle Fire. Participation is limited to degree-seeking CGS students.

Pitt Named a 2015 Military Friendly School

The University of Pittsburgh has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds.

The Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.

CGS Open House
Friday, September 19
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

CGS and its associated units--the McCarl Center, the Office of Veterans Services, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute--have relocated to a new signature space on the first floor of Wesley W. Posvar Hall. And we invite you to stop by and check it out!  

Friday, September 19, noon-2 p.m. 
1400 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, 230 South Bouquet Street 

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Students
Thursday, September 4
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The McCarl Center for Non-traditional Student Success

New students can get off to a good start by developing strong academic habits early. This workshop will highlight seven strategic steps that students can follow to reach their academic goals, enrich their college experience, and succeed at the University. The workshop is free. RSVP to sbrown@pitt.edu.

An alternate session will be held on Saturday, September 6 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Time Management Workshop
Monday, September 8
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The McCarl Center for Non-traditional Student Success

In our fast-paced world of competing priorities—school, family, work, and more—time management skills are essential. This workshop provides tools for successful and realistic planning, strategies to make the most of your limited time, and easy solutions for tracking how your time is spent. The workshop is free. RSVP to sbrown@pitt.edu.

An alternate session will be held on Thursday, September 11 from 4-5:30 p.m.

What Can I Do With a Major in Media and Professional Communications?
Wednesday, September 10
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

A representative from the Office of Career Development and Placement Assistance will reveal careers pursued by recent graduates, potential job titles and employment areas applicable to the major, salary expectations, grad school options, and general tips to help students break into their field.

Building Relationships with Faculty
Wednesday, September 17
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The McCarl Center for Non-traditional Student Success

There is no better way to connect with University resources than building relationships with the world-class faculty who teach your courses. This workshop will present strategies to help students develop more personal relationships with the faculty they encounter in their classes. This is a free workshop. An alternative session will be held on Tuesday, September 23 from 4-5:30 p.m. RSVP to sbrown@pitt.edu.