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Using Email to Manage Personal & Professional Relationships

I’m not going to pretend to be a hip Gen-Z (as evidenced by the fact that I just said “hip Gen-Z”). And I get it – you don’t love email. You can just text someone on WhatsApp or post to Instagram or Snapchat (or whatever social media you prefer). There are easier, real-time forms of communication that you can use to connect with others.

Tech Tools for Managing Your Academics

Managing your academic demands can be a challenge. Unlike high school, you have much more control over which classes you take, how you organize your time, and when and where you do your work. That’s a lot of freedom … and can be a lot of stress. Pitt provides several apps and online services to help students manage their academics and get the most out of their classes. Here are some of the most important ones for you to know.

Pitt IT Perks to Know

Attending Pitt gives you many advantages: a world-class education, exceptional research opportunities, a supportive environment, and a global network of Panther alumni. Pitt IT is here to support that mission with some great benefits of their own. Get all these awesome IT perks to enhance your Pitt experience.

Protect Your Tech, Protect Yourself: Safe Computing at Pitt

A new semester brings many things: new friends, classmates, instructors colleagues; a new schedule; and a new year of working on your device. Unfortunately, it also brings new cybersecurity threats, with hackers hoping to wreak havoc with your online identity. But you can stop them in their tracks. Here are some tips for keeping your information, your devices, and yourself safe and secure.

IT Help When and How You Need It

Starting college and moving onto campus or a new off-campus apartment has a learning curve. You need to find where to get a late-night bite, the best hangout spots, and where your classes are. You also need to figure out how to use all the networks, services, apps, and online tools at Pitt … so there may come a time when you need tech support! Pitt IT is here to help, no matter where you are or what time it is. Here are six ways we make that easy for you.

BTDT Tech Advice for the First-Year Panther

Starting at Pitt is so exciting. I remember my first time walking past the Panther by William Pitt Union and rubbing his nose for luck. Figuring out the route to all my classes. Peeking into the Nationality Rooms and finally choosing a favorite (the Austrian Room).

As a recent graduate, I wish I could experience it all again! That said, there are a few things I wish I’d known before I set foot on campus. Here are the tech tips I want to impart to the Class of 2027, so you can be the most prepared Panther out there!

Pitt IT and NLA: Teaming Up for Teens

How do you help students in low-income, underserved neighborhoods dream big and believe that a college degree and professional career are within their reach? The Neighborhood Learning Alliance (NLA) is dedicated to doing just that, with programs designed to improve education and opportunities for K – 12 students in and around Pittsburgh. NLA’s High School U is a free program that enables high school students to enroll in college courses while participating in paid work experiences.

IT Support for Nontraditional Classes

The University supports nontraditional classrooms as a creative way to bring a unique perspective to coursework and enable students to apply different skill sets to achieve academic success. Pitt IT offers all the tech tools that professors need to support nontraditional teaching styles and nontraditional students, inside and outside of the classroom.