Joshua Devine

Just a few weeks into the fall semester and our universities are already working overtime. Job opportunities with our region’s esteemed educational institutions are in high demand along with 25,000 additional positions currently open across all industries. With the help of ImaginePittsburgh.com, you can build or advance your career in higher education or land a job working in your field at one of our local universities. Information about employers and careers are all within your reach. Our virtual one-stop shop features a powerful aggregator updated nightly from more than a thousand job boards and corporate websites. With ImaginePittsburgh.com, you can also explore the site’s Featured Employers, as well as many great places to live, play and learn in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Here are just a few of the jobs available now with some of our featured Universities:

Database Analyst  at Seton Hill University

Senior PeopleSoft Software Engineer at University of Pittsburgh

Senior Robotics Engineer (NREC) at Carnegie Mellon University

Senior Major Gifts Officer at Duquesne University

Human Resources Generalist at Point Park University

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Uber’s driverless vehicles — the first to hit American roadways — have begun picking up passengers in Pittsburgh.

In a race with Google and Tesla to bring autonomous vehicles to market, Uber is poised to leap ahead thanks in part to the talented engineers that emerge from Carnegie Mellon University, Bloomberg News, Forbes and others have reported.

A few of Uber’s modified Volvo XC90 sport-utility vehicle began appearing on Pittsburgh streets around Labor Day, with a fleet of 100 to be rolled out by year’s end. Cars in Pittsbugh will have safety drivers and co-pilots.

Uber began operating in Allegheny County in early 2014, and recently expanded service to several adjacent counties. In February 2015, the San Francisco based company partnered with CMU to create the Uber Advanced Technologies Center just off campus, foucsing on developing long-term technologies. The partnership includes collaboration between Uber and the National Robotics Engineering Center in Lawrenceville around mapping, vehicle safety and autonomy technology.

Check out the Bloomberg’s video here, and read the full article here.

 

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Pittsburgh has jobs: more than 20,000 across 10 counties, including at Uber. Tap into ImaginePittsburgh.com to explore southwestern PA’s trending careers and industries.

Find a job, advance your career, build a life you’ll love: ImaginePittsburgh.com.

 

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Tired of sending your resume into a black hole? ServiceToOpportunity.org has got your back.

STO is a powerful matching tool that connects veterans directly to managers ready to hire for in-demand jobs at regional energy and manufacturing companies. The site has recently be enhanced with a fresh, more user-friendly interface, interface, videos of the types of open jobs, and a direct and personal connection to employers.

If you’ve already created a job seeker profile on the site, click here to reset your password (as part of the site revamp) to begin connecting with employers ready to hire. Not sure if you made a profile? Enter your email address in the log in page; if you’ve already created a profile, you will be prompted to update your password. If you haven’t, or if your new to the site, it takes about five minutes to create a basic profile; you can always come back later to tell employers more about your skills and experience.

VETERANS: Even if you’re not job-hunting right now, it’s always a good career move to have your resume out in places where recruiters are looking for talented, hardworking veterans. Sign up here, or pass the word to veterans or returning servicemen or women in your personal and professional networks, on Service To Opportunity®’s social media platforms: Facebook.com/ServiceToOpportunity and Twitter.com/Srv2Opportunity.

EMPLOYERS: Want to post your Pittsburgh region energy or manufacturing jobs on ServiceToOpportunity.org? Contact kmckenzie@alleghenyconference.org.

Like ImaginePittsburgh.com, ServiceToOpportunity.org is a program of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development to connect people with family-sustaining careers in southwestern Pennsylvania. Let’s get to work!

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Courtesy City of Asylum Pittsburgh.Courtesy City of Asylum Pittsburgh.

7. City of Asylum @ Alphabet City + Jazz Poetry Month: September 10 – October 9

After eight years of visionary work, City of Asylum is unveiling its permanent new home along the Northside’s revitalized Garden Theater block—and you’re invited to the month-long opening bash. The momentous culmination of a $12.5M project, City of Asylum @ Alphabet City—formerly a historic Masonic Hall—will house a specialty bookstore, Casellula Wine & Cheese Cafe, state-of-the-art performance, event and workshop spaces, and eight apartments. Be among the first to see the cultural hub at the public Grand Opening on September 10, when 2015 Nobel Laureate in Literature Svetlana Alexievich will deliver an inaugural address and participate in a Q&A with New Yorker writer Philip Gourevitch. The celebration continues with Jazz Poetry Month—an expansion of COA’s popular, one-day festival. Featured musical guests include Pittsburgh jazz icon Roger Humphries, renowned saxophonists Oliver Lake and Hamiett Bluiett, contemporary jazz trio Thumbscrew, global jazz phenom Jack Sooäär, nationally acclaimed poets and spoken word artists Richard Blanco and Yona Harvey, and COA exiled writer-in-residence Tuhin Das. All events are free and open to the public. RSVP and view a schedule.

Courtesy Bricolage Production Company.

Courtesy Bricolage Production Company.

8. Bricolage Production Company’s Enter the Imaginarium in Harmar: September 14

Unlock your hidden Harry Houdini and experience one-of-a-kind live theater. In other words: Enter the Imaginarium (if you dare!). Reinventing the escape room, Bricolage invites adventurous souls age 12 and up to be among the first to explore Pittsburgh’s newest permanent attraction. Joining forces with Pittsburgh’s world-renowned ScareHouse, the company is producing a four-part “thrilling live-action adventure” inside a massive, former nightclub in Harmar Township, just 20 minutes from downtown. The first installment, Chamber of Illusions, opens September 14, while part two, The Inventor’s Paradox, opens October 12. Both experiences will run permanently, with two additional segments to come. Ready to play the part of everyday hero? Within lavish scenic environments, brave participants will follow clues, navigate intricate game designs, and attempt to connect intricate plots—all in a world where the goal is not to escape, but rather to “discover a crucial piece” of the story. Equal parts immersive theater, alternate reality game, and large-scale installation art, the Imaginarium is unlike anything the ambitious company has ever staged in its 15-year history. The full-bodied, multi-sensory visit will not only challenge your intellect but will also excite your senses and trigger your emotions. Bricolage will soon envelop Pittsburgh in a shadowy world of mystery, macabre, and intrigue. Buy tickets.

Courtesy Amachi PGH.

Courtesy Amachi PGH.

9. The Amachi Hachi Pachi at PNC Park: September 15

Achieve pure solid gold and bask in the glow of doing good and giving back at the Amachi Hachi Pachi at PNC Park’s Hall of Fame Club. Groove to the beats and rhythms as you curate your own playlist throughout the night featuring tunes from hot Pittsburgh DJs Selecta, Nate Da Barber, and EYEJAY. Dubbed the “Breaking the Silence is Golden Disco,” the Hachi Pachi will  feature a special VIP reception, live music, prizes, and a silent auction. While dancing your heart out, you’ll also help raise funds for Amachi PGH, an award-winning local nonprofit that provides critical mentorship, support, and services to children with incarcerated parents. Pittsburgh’s only organization focused on children of prisoners, Amachi has a 92% success rate at insuring these children do not end up incarcerated. Be sure to come dressed in those dazzling metallic duds and swank dancing shoes. Buy tickets.

Apocalypse Child, Mario Cornejo, Philippines, 2015.

Apocalypse Child, Mario Cornejo, Philippines, 2015.

10. Silk Screen Film Festival: September 16 – 25

The story of a washed up surfing champion who is the illegitimate love child of Francis Ford Coppola. A gritty, crime thriller chronicling one of Japan’s greatest police scandals. A portrait of rampant misogyny faced by women in rural India.  These are just a few of the captivating stories slated for the 11th annual Silk Screen Film Festival. Showcasing Asian and Asian American cultures and countries around the globe—from South Korea and Turkey to Kazakhstan and Iraq—the 30 films will be augmented by Q&As, sneak previews, receptions, parties, and live entertainment. Featured works span documentaries, anthologies, dramas, LGBTQ films, comedies, shorts, and more. Pre-game the festival at the August 31 launch party at Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse, where cinephiles will see select trailers, receive festival passports and sip signature cocktails. Not-to-miss is the Red Carpet Gala on September 15 at the Omni William Penn Hotel, featuring global cuisine, a silent auction, live music by Purple Bamboo, film trailers and more. View a schedule and buy tickets.

Courtesy Pittsburgh Pup Crawl.

Courtesy Pittsburgh Pup Crawl.

11. Pittsburgh Pup Crawl: September 17

Take your pooch on an urban adventure, enjoy the city’s skyline at magic hour and help support the area’s many homeless animals during a festive downtown evening celebrating those four-legged friends we can’t live without. All paws and pooches will pound the pavement during the sixth annual edition of the Pittsburgh Pup Crawl, a nighttime walk benefiting Animal Friends, the Animal Rescue League Shelter and Wildlife Center, and the Western PA Humane Society. Setting up shop along the scenic Roberto Clemente Bridge at PNC Park, the pup party will feature family-friendly activities, games, prizes, a vendor village and food truck roundup, pet adoption opportunities, and more. The walk begins at 9 p.m. Register now.

Courtesy Pittsburgh Glass Center.

Photo by Nathan J. Shaulis.

12. Art on Fire Celebration & Auction at American Eagle Outfitters Corporate HQ: September 23

The vibe will be all flames and heat at Pittsburgh Glass Center’s 15th annual Art on Fire Celebration & Auction. See the magic that’s made—and bid on a one-of-kind works to take home—inside the 2,200-degree creative cauldrons at Pittsburgh’s only contemporary glass art auction. The night of fiery fun will showcase 100-plus handmade objects in both live and silent auctions (online bidding starts September 9). Fire-goers can nosh on food and drink by Guckenheimer, Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka and Nasse Brewing Co., and bid the night away on everything from glass pumpkins and animal sculptures, to intricate flame-worked jewelry and funky fused dishware. With auction prices ranging from $50 to $10,000, there’s a piece for every glass lover’s budget. This year’s esteemed honorary artist—who will be in attendance—is contemporary glass pioneer Richard Marquis, who studied Venetian techniques in Murano, Italy. Can’t make the event? Submit an absentee bid by calling 412-365-2145. Buy tickets.

 

Check out more events every week in NEXTpittsburgh, including these coming up in September:

Pittsburgh New Works Festival: September 1 – 25
Party in the Tropics at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: September 2
Edward Eberle Retrospective Opening Reception at Society for Contemporary Craft: September 9
Steel City Big Pour: September 10 (Session #2 is sold-out; tickets available for Session #1 only!)
Johnny Cash Day at the Allegheny Elks Lodge: September 10 (sold-out)
Reclaim! At Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse: September 17
Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council’s Search and Sip in the Strip at Bayardstown Social Club: September 17
Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District: September 23
Penn Ave Arts in Motion and The Pittsburgh Art Car Festival: September 24
Mt. Lebanon Artists’ Market: September 24 & 25
Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment at Carnegie Museum of Natural History: September 24 – January 8
After Hours: Books First at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: 
Pittsburgh Opera’s Diamond Horseshoe Ball at the Omni William Penn Hotel: September 30

Looking for live music? Read our Everything you need to know about Pittsburgh concerts in September feature.

Looking for events for families and children? Check out our Top 10 things for families to do in August in Pittsburgh feature.

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Looking for a job? ImaginePittsburgh.com‘s got ‘em — more than 20,000 open positions on our powerful, 10-county job search aggregator, updated nightly.

Find a job, advance your career, build a life you’ll love: ImaginePittsburgh.com.

Joshua Devine

Have you heard the news? Pittsburgh has a host of job opportunities – from engineering to financial and business operations – waiting for you! In fact, more than 25,000 positions are open today across the 10-county region. But don’t let this news overwhelm you. Information about employers and careers are all within your reach with ImaginePittsburgh.com. Our virtual one-stop shop can help you find your first job or advance your career. It features a powerful aggregator updated nightly from more than a thousand job boards and corporate websites. With ImaginePittsburgh.com, you can also explore the site’s Featured Employers, as well as many great places to live, play and learn in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Here are a few of the jobs available now with Featured Employers:

Commercial Real Estate Appraiser at Howard Hanna Real Estate

Intermediate Systems Analyst/Programmer at Federated Investors

Help Desk Technician I, 4pm-12:30am at PITT OHIO

Software Engineer at Development Dimensions International

Strategic Planning Analyst | Advisor  at FedEx Ground

Find something that caught your eye but are too busy to check it out now? Bookmark ImaginePittsburgh.com or save us to your favorite read-it-later app. You can also sign up for career news about the region through our RSS feedFacebookTwitter or monthly newsletter.

Arrived2nd rotatorWelcome to Pittsburgh – the “new cool,” a city topping lists for hippest neighborhoods, great places to eat and outdoors fun in all four seasons. You’ve arrived, so settle in and get to know the campus. Make new friends. And when you’re ready, grab your friends and get off campus. There’s an entire city to discover with adventures that are nearby and easy on the wallet, if not totally free!

Ready to start exploring now? Check out some great upcoming activities and events at ImaginePittsburgh.com/Play and gear up for a life you’ll love … in Pittsburgh.

Click here to learn about Pittsburgh as the new cool, and whether our Lawrenceville neighborhood really is the new Brooklyn.

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