051: College Spotlight on the University of Pittsburgh

As many college students and alumni will tell you, the perfect college sometimes sneaks up on you.  That’s what happened to today’s guest, Adrienne Newcomer, when she visited Pitt as a high school junior.  She went to placate her parents, but when you step onto the campus of a school with vast resources in a great city, you often find yourself attending as a freshman a year later.  (Here’s another example of this.)  What is it about Pitt that makes it so appealing to many of the the students I know?  Let’s find out!

Adrienne shares her journey to Pitt through the four factors of choosing the perfect college – Academics, Campus Life, Opportunties, and Finances – applying each to her situation in order to decide on Pitt over schools like Boston University or Carnegie Mellon.  Adrienne points out some of the key factors that drew her to the school and the city and the opportunities she has there that are preparing her for a great career.

Here are two bonus links (one serious, one fun) to highlights of Pitt alumni:

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