University of Pittsburgh
June 3, 2008

For the First Time, Pitt Alumni Association Sponsors a National Pitt Networking Day, With 15 Regional Events Held Coast-to-Coast June 10

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PITTSBURGH-For the first time, the University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association will sponsor a National Pitt Networking Day by hosting its coast-to-coast regional networking events on the same day-June 10-in 15 cities.

The networking event for the Pittsburgh region will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. June 10 at Bossa Nova, 123 Seventh St. in Pittsburgh. The other cities with networking events that day are Atlanta, Ga.; Boston, Mass.; Chicago, Ill.; Clearwater, Fla.; Denver, Colo.; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lancaster, Pa.; Las Vegas, Nev.; New Brunswick, N.J.; New York, N.Y.; Palo Alto, Calif.; Philadelphia, Pa.; San Diego, Calif.; and Washington, D.C.

The events provide an opportunity for students and alumni to introduce themselves and make connections with more than 1000 Pitt alumni volunteers.

According to the Pitt Career Network-a volunteer group of Pitt alumni dedicated to improving the career prospects of Pitt students and other alumni through networking events and its Web site-two-thirds of the jobs available in today's job market are in small companies that normally do not advertise openings or recruit on college campuses. When surveyed, 70 percent of the alumni state that career networking is the most important benefit they can offer to graduates.

Graduates also can make connections anytime on the Pitt Career Network at This free online directory is for Pitt alumni and students who are seeking career-related information, insight, and advice.