September Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Get involved in exciting, new events and initiatives happening just for alumni. See what's coming up, and learn about our undergraduate Alumni Ambassador and Mentoring Match programs. Learn more about the 2021 Reunion Weekend and Awards Dinner. 

Pitt Business Career Development Conference Goes Virtual! The Pitt Business Career Development Conference is attended by more than 80 world-class organizations that are seeking to hire for jobs and internships. All Pitt Business alumni are invited to attend the career fair as either a participant or as a recruiter. The event will take place on September 17th and 18th. More information can be found on the event website.

If you would like to participate please contact Carli Anselmi at or 412-383-4506.  

Ten Years of Rising in the Ranks: Katz Lands in the Top Five Business Schools Making the Biggest Climb

In a ten-year study by Poets&Quants, the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business was named as one of the top five business schools to have risen the most in MBA rankings between 2010 and 2019. In its impressive ascent, Katz ranked 64th in 2010 and broke into the Top 40 in 2019—currently ranked as the 39th MBA program in the U.S. Read more.

Katz Bridge Program Provides Professional Development Experiences and Community Support

The global COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our world in more ways than we can comprehend just yet. But, when the pandemic started affecting job and internship offers for graduate business students, the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business Career Management Center (CMC) stepped in. The winning team was Team PSO. Learn more about the Katz Bridge Program.

New Monthly Webinar Series

Thank you to those alumni who responded to our virtual alumni engagement survey. As a result of that survey, we will feature a monthly webinar series designed to provide Pitt Business alumni the opportunity to participate in professional development opportunities and best financial practices utilizing our expert faculty and alumni.

Kicking off our webinar series is Donald R. Beall Professor of Strategic Management, John C. Camillus. Dr. Camillus will speak about strategic planning in a presentation entitled: “Strategic Planning in the Era of Pandemics, Climate Change, and the Kurzweil Singularity.” Please join us on Thursday, September 24 at 7:00 pm EST.

Please register for the webinar here.

Rosalie Myers Selected to Diversity MBA's Top 100 Under 50 Emerging Leaders of 2020

Congratulations to Rosalie Myers (MBA ‘98) on being selected to the Diversity MBA's Top 100 Under 50 Emerging Leaders of 2020! Learn more about Rosalie.

Alumni News

Congratulations to Albert Ciuksza Jr. (MBA'12), who was recently named to 40 Under 40 by Pittsburgh Magazine and Pump! This recognizes 40 outstanding individuals under the age of 40 whose creativity, vision and passion enrich the Pittsburgh region! Learn more here.

Another congratulations to Bobby Septak, MBA'17 and VP of Operations at GT Entrepreneurs, who was selected to Pittsburgh Business Times and Leadership Pittsburgh's 30 Under 30! Learn more here.