Pittsburgh and the southwestern Pennsylvania region are home to over 60 institutions of higher education and graduates over 40,000 students each year. Retaining young talent is a challenge everywhere, and Pittsburgh has made it a high priority to keep more talent in the region by increasing awareness of employment and quality of life opportunities.
ImaginePittsburgh.com is an initiative of the Allegheny Conference and provides information about what it’s like to live, work, and play in the region. As part of an overall welcome to students, a newly formed college page provides resources to access internship opportunities and employment, learn about activities and events, plus get access to free stuff as well as unique networking and employer event opportunities. Employers in Pittsburgh are also working together to increase the number and quality of internships and placement. Pittsburgh leadership believes that early engagement with college talent and increased awareness about regional opportunity will retain more students and create a more vibrant, diverse workforce.