(PITTSBURGH) April 10, 2012 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl today announced a partnership with local colleges and universities to reach out to graduating seniors, encouraging them to “pick Pittsburgh” post-graduation. In a letter sent via email to the thousands of graduating seniors at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, Point Park University and the Community College of Allegheny County, Ravenstahl reminded students of the great reasons to begin their career and make a positive community impact in Pittsburgh.
“A main component of our City’s Third Renaissance is our ability to retain the educated and talented students that attend our world-class institutions,” Ravenstahl said. “Pittsburgh has so much to offer young people, from available jobs to high quality of life and affordability and I’m happy to remind them that Pittsburgh has what they need and want after college.”
The Mayor's email to students, sent today, touts the region’s available jobs and below-average unemployment rate, affordable and unique neighborhoods, and opportunities for community engagement. The email provides links to resources to help students transition to post-collegiate life in Pittsburgh. Websites like ImaginePittsburgh, Pittsburgh City Living and the Propel Pittsburgh Commission help students find jobs, choose which of Pittsburgh’s 90 neighborhoods best fit their lifestyle, and how to get involved in their community.
“Right now we’re celebrating the hundreds of first four-year graduates of the Pittsburgh Promise, and it’s so exciting to see so many bright young people come back to Pittsburgh to pursue their careers and make a difference in our neighborhoods,” Ravenstahl said.
Additionally, Mayor Ravenstahl’s Office of Youth Policy continues to visit local colleges to provide students with information about City initiatives and services, such as servePGH, the Urban Redevelopment Authority and the Department of Personnel, to help them get involved in their communities and local government.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
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