“Pittsburgh has a hunger for new, younger, educated employees,” according to Laura Fisher, the Senior Vice President for Workforce and Special Projects of the Allegheny Conference. One reason why Pittsburgh is ideal for young people is that the median salary in Pittsburgh is at the national average, but the cost of living is well below the national average.
At our recent Ignite Your Career event, Fisher told us that companies want leaders who can “navigate change and foster innovation.” Our MBA is designed to give us the skills and competencies to solve “complex problems,” which Fisher says “is more important than your major.” Fisher was the mastermind behind ImaginePittsburgh.com, a site devoted to retaining and bringing talent to the region. This site has over 20,000 job postings for the Pittsburgh region!
Special thanks Laura Fisher and the alumni who shared tips for resumes, LinkedIn presence, and job searching techniques to help us master the job market.