Career Connections

  • Career Connections offers students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to explore a career in programs that consist of  a one day to  four day learning experiences.  Students meet and work with professionals who share their experience, expertise, and enthusiasm for what they do for a living.  The programs provide a chance for students to make connections with organizations and people who can help them as they pursue their career choices.  A registration fee of $75 is due at time of application.  This fee is refunded if a student is not accepted into their choice of program.  Some programs have an extra fee due at the first session.  Transportation to programs is the responsibility of the student.

    Applications are not complete until the AIU receives the Career Connections Waiver Form, Teacher Recommendation Form and $75.00 application fee. 


    Please send signed waiver forms and application fees to:

    Career Connections
    Allegheny Intermediate Unit
    475 East Waterfront Drive
    Homestead, PA  15120

    New programs have just been added:


    Avian Care and Training

    Students will have the opportunity to experience the zoological field by working with the trainers at the National Aviary.  Students will go behind the scenes and assist with many aspects of animal care, including:  feeding, cleaning, enrichment and training.  All classes will take place at the National Aviary from 10am until noon.  The sessions usually fall on Wednesdays.


    RxPlore Pharmacy (at PittPharmacy)

    Join current University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy students and faculty from the #1 Pharmacy School in Pennsylvania.  RxPlore offers the unique opportunity to experience the different fields pharmacists can pursue.  Pharmacists are important members of the health care team and PittPharmacy is excited to share how health care is changing.  Experience hands-on activities, get to know current PittPharmacy student mentors and picture yourself as a future health care professional!  This program will be held on a Saturday in October.  Date will be announced soon.


    UPMC Nursing and Healthcare Careers

    Students will meet key leaders in the UPMC system and be introduced to expected professional behavior (confidentiality, patient safety, etc. )  Students will be paired with healthcare workers at a specific hospital and will work with them throughout the program.  The only hospitals in the UPMC system that will be participating are UPMC Passavant and UPMC St. Margaret.  Students will be assigned to one of those hospitals.


    Applications are now being accepted.  We will accept applications until the start of the program or until the program is full.


    2019-2020 Programs


    Avian Care and Training

    Digital Photography


    Theater Arts


    For more information or questions, please contact:

    Amy Davis