Alumni and Giving

The Dietrich School's graduate alumni hold faculty appointments in leading research universities, they teach across the higher and secondary education sectors, and they leverage their research skills and domain-specific competencies as thought-leaders in government, non-profit organizations, as well as in industry and business. As stewards of their disciplines and professional leaders in their fields, they help address the urgent and complex national and global challenges of our time.

Surveys of our alumni’s career trajectories and of their experience in their PhD programs inform program review and reform.

Every year, we invite back to campus alumni whose graduate degrees have taken them into careers in all sectors. Their generous participation in roundtables and workshops enriches our professional development and career orientation programing and enables current students to develop their professional networks.

The generosity of our alumni and our community of donors provides the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences with the foundational resources to develop the excellence of our graduate programs in competition with the best schools in the nation and internationally.  If you are a member of our community of esteemed alumni, I thank you for your continued interest in graduate education and encourage you to stay involved by serving as a mentor or providing an experiential learning opportunity for a current graduate student. And if you wish to explore opportunities to support state-of-the-art graduate programs in the Dietrich School by making a gift to support a fellowship, professional development, or enrichment programming, please contact me at graddean@pitt.edu.  

Sincerely,

Holger Hoock

Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research