New job positions available for students in Pittsburgh

With the economy slowly recovering, more jobs are becoming available for Robert Morris University (RMU) students.

“More of the employers are eager to fill open positions that they have,” Kishma Decastro-Sallis, director of the Career Center, explained. “They’re pouring more money to refill these positions at higher periods.” Decastro-Sallis explained that this is a good time for students to apply for jobs.

“We are seeing a boost in the amount of job postings,” Decastro-Sallis explained regarding the Colonial Trak page. She encouraged students applying for summer internships or jobs after graduation to sign up on site and apply for the positions.

“We don’t want employers to lose interest in coming to Robert Morris to do recruiting,” Decastro-Sallis explained.

In addition, students are encouraged to attend the events hosted by the Career Center, such as the Spring Career Fair in March 14 of this year.

“Right now we have about 48 employers lined up,” said Sallis. This is an increase in the number that started with around 20 employers. The majority of them being employers recruiting for busines, engineering, and IT.

“There are employers coming for all disciplines,” added Decastro-Sallis. “No matter the major, students should take the opportunity to attend.”

There will also be the 2nd year of minority networking reception on February 23,  and a Creativity At work on March 22.

“This is a nice opportunity for individuals with diverse backgrounds and women to come meet, talk to, and do some networking with area recruiters,” Decastro-Salllis stated regarding the minority networking reception. However, she stated that it is open to every students attending the university.

Creativity at Work is also a networking event for students.

“Students can hear and learn from individuals who have creative careers, especially in Communication and the arts,” Decastro-Sallis explained.

“The career center has remained constant in helping to develop students professionally,” Decastro-Sallis explained. “The Career Center has trained counselors who are here to help students… showcase their talents to recruiters.”

“Robert Morris students are talented.” Decastro-Sallis explained. “They are well spoken…, [and] very well trained academically.”