•  Career Connections through AIU:

    Career Connections offers students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to explore a career in programs that consist of 1-day to 4-day learning experiences.  Students meet and work with professionals who share their experience, expertise, and enthusiasm for what they do for a living.  The programs provide a chance for students to make connections with organizations and people who can help them as they pursue their career choices.  A registration fee of $75 is due at time of application.  This fee is refunded if a student is not accepted into their choice of program.  Some programs have an extra fee due at the first session.  Transportation to programs is the responsibility of the student.

    2019-2020 Offerings for Career Connections

    Animation - Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (fall and spring sessions)

    Architecture - Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation

    Associated Artists Art Careers - Associated Artists of Pittsburgh

    Astronomy - Carnegie Science Center  

    Conducting - Heinz Hall and Duquesne University School of Music

    Digital Photography - Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (fall and spring sessions)

    * Engineering - Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers - various locations

    Filmmaking - Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (fall and spring sessions)

    Future Teachers Academy – AIU & South Fayette School District

    Journalism - Point Park University

    Leadership - Point Park University  

    Marine Biology – Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium (fall and spring sessions)

    Musical Theater - Pittsburgh Musical Theater

    Opera and Voice Coaching - Pittsburgh Opera

    Robotics - Carnegie Science Center (an entry-level apprenticeship)

    Theater Arts - Pittsburgh Public Theater

    Writing for Publication – Allegheny Intermediate Unit

    Zoo Animal Care – Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium (fall and spring sessions)

    * The Engineering session (PA Society of Professional Engineers) will take you to various locations and workplaces. As a result, the session dates are provided on a rolling basis. Students applying to this apprenticeship must have flexible transportation and the ability to arrange/communicate last-minute plans. You must demonstrate outstanding communication skills by notifying Mrs. Davis and your GOAL teachers about upcoming trips.

    These two very popular and outstanding sessions may become available August 1st:

    Engineering @ CMU

    UPMC Nursing and Healthcare Careers - Various UPMC Hospitals


    North Allegheny student directions can be found here:


    For more information or questions, please contact:

    Amy Davis