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Point Park Value - Alumni Success

Shian-Li McGuire is pursuing her M.A./M.B.A at Point Park University. | Photo by Jim Judkis

About Our Graduates

Our alumni bring our mission to life. With graduates in all 50 states and countries across the globe, Point Park has accomplished alumni who apply their knowledge to achieve their goals, advance their professions and serve their communities.

Point Park alumni include executives in the banking, entertainment, engineering technology, education and media industries and other businesses and nonprofits. The CEO of Fox Chase Bank is a Point Park graduate, as is the director of humanitarian affairs for the United Nations.  We have alumni who work in executive positions for professional sports teams, including two vice presidents with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Our Conservatory of Performing Arts program has hundreds of alumni on stage and screen and in countless other creative roles. And our School of Communication boasts well-placed alumni in print, broadcast and online media outlets around the country.

Point Park Alumni:
In Their Own Words

Point Park alumnus Nicholas Gigante, MBA ’07, plays a key role in helping the Cultural Trust achieve its goals, serving as director of institutional development.

“I wanted to further develop my business skills, so that I could progress my career in management.

"After researching several programs, I chose Point Park University’s School of Business M.B.A. with a concentration in sport, arts and entertainment management. The best part is that I was able to combine all of my interests and passions in one experience.”

— Nicholas Gigante,
2007, MBA
Vice President of Development, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Read his story

Some fast facts about Point Park alumni:

  • Total alumni: 24,585
  • 83 percent live in Pennsylvania
  • Alumni live in 22 countries
  • According to the most recent survey of Point Park graduates, 80 percent are employed full time

Point Park has a satisfied and supportive alumni community.

  • More than 80 percent recommend the school, and a similar number say they would choose Point Park again
  • 75 percent say that their current job is related to the degree they received at Point Park

Interested in knowing more? Learn about Point Park’s Office of Alumni Relations.


Sample Alumni Profiles

School of Arts and Sciences Alumni

School of Business Alumni

School of Communication Alumni

Conservatory of Performing Arts Alumni


Job Titles and Employers Noted in Recent Survey

School of Arts and Sciences Alumni

  • Westinghouse Electric Company, Senior Instructor
  • Seneca Valley School District, 7th Grade English Teacher
  • Norway, Gateway and Franklin Regional School Districts, Substitute Teacher
  • Learning Care Group/ Tutor Time Childcare/ Learning Centers, Lead Infant Teacher
  • Pittsburgh Mercy, Prevention/Intervention Specialist
  • Stem Center for Developmental and Behavioral Health, Therapeutic Staff
  • Meppi, Designer
  • Auberle, Child Care Worker
  • WJS Psychological Assoc., TSS
  • Family Services of Western Pa., Services Facilitator of the CORE Program
  • Lindsey Funeral Home, Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer
  • Slack Inc., Assistant Editor
  • Pittsburgh Glass Works, IT Support and Training
  • USAF, 91st Operations Group Officer
  • Civil Engineering Consultant and Eastern Regional Manager, R.A. Smith National, Inc.
  • Detective, Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office
  • Principal, Pittsburgh Public Schools
  • Program Director, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
  • Facility Project Management Engineer, Fedex Ground
  • Automation Engineer, Eaton Corp.

School of Business Alumni

  • University of Pittsburgh, System Support Specialist
  • BNY Mellon, HR Client Service Representative
  • NCO Financial Systems, Inc., Supervisor
  • Mellon Capital Management, Sr. Enterprise Data Management Specialist
  • McKesson Automation, Contract Auditor
  • PNC, Assistant Vice President/Operations Process and Support Manager
  • Biomet/Marquis Orthopedics, Sales Representative
  • SMG David Lawrence Convention Centre, Director of Operations
  • United States Steel, Security-Global
  • Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Marketing Communications Specialist
  • Jennmar Corporation, International Credit Manager
  • Confluence Technologies, Inc., Business Consultant
  • Geico, Dealer Marketing Representative
  • United States Steel, Process Coordinator- Operations Manager
  • EDMC, Compensation Administrator
  • BNY Mellon, Check Services Representative
  • GAI Consultants, Inc., Assistant Vice President
  • GAI Consultants, Inc., Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
  • CAMPOS, Recruiter
  • BNY Mellon, Sr. Performance Analyst
  • Eaton Corp., Deduction Analyst
  • PLS Logistics, Account Executive Trainee
  • Climatech, Inc., Accounting Manager
  • Blackbox, Digital Signage Success Manager
  • University of Pittsburgh, Research Accountant
  • Coventry Health Care, Operations Supervisor

School of Communication Alumni

  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Multimedia Sales
  • Ansys, Customer Relations Coordinator
  • Reed Smith, Client Intelligence Specialist
  • NBC News, Associate Producer
  • WJET-TV 24, General Assignment Reporter
  • WPXI-TV, Associate Producer
  • Public Allies Pgh., Events Programming
  • American Met Market, Event Coordinator
  • Quincy Inc – WVVA-TV, Weekend Anchor/Reporter
  • Pittsburgh Magazine, Associate Editor
  • PA State Representative, Director of Communications
  • WTXF FOX 29, Assignment Editor/Web Assistant
  • CBS Radio, Promotions Assistant/Producer
  • UPMC, Manager of Media Relations
  • Brunner, Account Manager
  • Yellow Submarine Marketing Communications, Account Executive
  • BAM Advertising, Campaign Strategist
  • Crossmedia NYC, Senior Media Planner and Buyer
  • Trib Total Media, Digital Specialist
  • Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Reporter
  • Observer-Reporter, Staff Writer
  • Social Media Consultant, Chicago Tribune Media Group
  • Clear Channel, Radio Board Operator/Producer
  • WJTV-TV, Weekend Anchor
  • Bloomberg News, Producer
  • Ketchum, Assistant Account Executive

Conservatory of Performing Arts Alumni

  • Bristol Riverside Theatre, Actor
  • Progressive Business Publications/Satell Center, Technical Multimedia Developer and Videographer
  • Royal Caribbean International, Production Dancer
  • gloATL Atlanta, Dancer
  • Femena, Actor
  • Theatre West Virginia, Stage Manager
  • Mary Poppins, National Tour Company Dancer
  • The Dark Night Rises, Production Assistant
  • Freelance Playwright
  • DanceWorks Chicago, Company Dancer
  • The Rockettes, Dancer
  • Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, Company Dancer
  • Young Frankenstein, National Tour Ensemble Dancer
  • Houston Metropolitan Dance Company, Resident Choreographer
  • Finding Nemo at Disney World, Stage Manager
  • Geva Theatre, Stage Manager
  • Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, Sound Engineer
  • Freelance Costume Designer
  • Freelance Lighting Designer
  • Chicago, Broadway Cast Member
  • Mamma Mia!, Broadway Cast Member
  • Hair, Broadway Cast Member
  • How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Broadway Cast Member
  • West Side Story, National Tour Cast Member
  • The Addams Family, National Tour Cast Member
  • Disney ABC Television Group, Producer’s Assistant
  • Mind Over Media, Associate Producer/Editor
  • One Shot, Travel Secretary

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