Stories

Blue: Identity, Self, and Possibility

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As a child of the 80s, I hum Prince, Madonna, Michael Jackson, and Duran Duran songs while I’m cooking, can instantly remember the smell of the ditto machine, pegged my jeans, wore Out of Africa-inspired outfits, devoured John Hughes movies, and couldn’t wait to get Back to the Future.

How to Live an Awesome Life

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Let’s be honest – a book with the title How to Live an Awesome Life is a no-brainer, as who doesn’t want an awesome life? But let’s delve a bit deeper, and see why you need this book, and what author Polly Campbell means by living an awesome life.

How to Live an Awesome Life - an interview with author Polly Campbell

#StudyAbroadBecause... there are experiences out there that will totally change your life for the better

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Emeka Ukaga is a junior dual-degree student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. He grew up in Woodbury, Minnesota, but also has close ties with Nigeria because his parents are from there; Emeka’s a dual-citizen. He has a strong passion for global studies, and because of that is also pursuing a minor in French and certificates in International Engineering, Western European Studies, African Studies, and Global Studies.

#StudyAbroadBecause...the world isn't too big to try to see it all!

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Renee Corbett is a “super” senior pursuing a Civil and Environmental Engineering major and a Communication certificate. Throughout the course of her time at Pitt, she has had numerous opportunities to travel abroad. She traveled to Haiti for 3 one-week sustainable development trips and she traveled to Trujillo, Peru for 6 weeks to construct sustainable VIP (ventilation improved pit) latrines.

#StudyAbroadBecause the world as a classroom is an amazing way to learn

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Ashish Bibireddy is a junior at Pitt and a Neuroscience and Urban Studies major. Currently, Ashish is an Event Coordinator for the Student Government Board (SGB) Wellness Committee. Future plans include going on to medical school and/or eventually end up in the public health sector, dealing health policy and change. Ashish studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark during the summer of 2015. Read his interview below to learn more about his experience abroad!

#StudyAbroadBecause there is no better way to learn than experiencing it firsthand

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Alexandria Martinez is earning her Health Service Major-Certificate in Community Health Assessment at the University of Pittsburgh. She's originally from Teaneck, NJ, which is a 15-minute drive from New York City. She considers herself a city girl and loves exploring big cities. She loves music and enjoys discovering and listening to all genres of music. She believes music can be healing and is food for the soul. She's also an avid reader and like music, reads all types of books.

The Career Path to Nonprofit: an Unexpected - but Rewarding! - Journey

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Julie Padak is a Human Resources Specialist for Partners For Quality, Inc. She’s been working for PFQ since November 2007. Julie earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Robert Morris University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources and Marketing and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management. Read her interview below to learn more about her experiences. 

Gather Your Audience Anytime, Anywhere

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In your work and travels, there is a good chance that you need to get your message out in one way or another. The problem that most people face is that there is simply more media out there today than most would-be listeners can even handle. From messages to advertisements, ideas and podcasts, commercials and even popups, the world is almost too full when it comes to messages and content. Individuals with a powerful message can’t just give up and quit.

#StudyAbroadBecause... you’ll surprise yourself each and every day when you realize all that you’re capable of

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Emily Kearns is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh dual-majoring in Communication and Business. She studied abroad in Florence, Italy in the spring of 2015 and developed a deep love for travel. Upon graduation in May, she hopes to find a career that incorporates her passions for photography, writing, and travelling.

How Studying and Interning Abroad Influenced a Career - and Changed Lives

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Kelsey Williams graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Science with an additional Certificate in the History and Philosophy of Medicine. 

Kelsey Williams: How Studying and Interning Abroad Influenced a Career - and Changed Lives

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