Guidance News

Pennsylvania Virtual College Fair Information


Although the Pittsburgh College Fair was cancelled, Pennsylvania students can still connect with colleges. See below for a list of Virtual College Fairs. Students and parents will find important information to help in the college search process.

College Fair Guide for the Pittsburgh Area

Digital Edition of the Pittsburgh College Fair Guide

NACAC Virtual College Fairs
Students: Register for Free
Sunday, March 7: 1 – 5 p.m. ET (STEM)
Tuesday, March 16: 4 – 8 p.m. ET (Performing & Visual Arts)
 Sunday, March 21: 1 – 7 p.m. ET
Sunday, May 2: 1 – 7 p.m. ET

Keystone Virtual College Fairs for Pennsylvania students
Monday, Tuesday, March 22 and 23: 5 – 7:45 p.m. ET
Monday, Tuesday, April 12 and 13: 5 – 7:45 p.m. ET
Monday, Tuesday, June 7 and 8: 5 – 7:45 p.m. ET

A Day in the Life of an Engineer Working at Northrop Grumman
ASME is bringing you a new "A Day in the Life" webinar. Ever wonder what it is like to work as a mechanical engineer for America's global aerospace and defense technology company? Come join us for this exclusive webinar with Laura Ahmetaj, a Mechanical Engineer at Northrop Grumman.
This webinar will be recorded and available online.
Webinar: A Day in the Life of an ME working at Northrop Grumman
Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM


University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg Instant Decision Days


Attention seniors: The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg is going to be hosting a virtual instant decision day starting on Monday, February 22. Because the University of Pittsburg at Greensburg has rolling admissions, you are able to participate in an instant decision day until the end of March. In order to participate, students will need to contact Mrs. Thorsen for the application and instructions on how the instant decision day will work. You can stop in the guidance office to get this information from Mrs. Thorsen or you can email her at

Leadership Westmoreland Youth Academy 2021

Leadership Westmoreland Youth Academy 2021 - A five-day leadership development program is being offered by the Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation in partnership with the Workforce Investment Board of Westmoreland and Fayette Counties and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, on June 21 to June 25, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The program is designed to introduced students to leadership concepts and provide interaction with local businesses.
Participants should be rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a GPA of at least 2.5. To apply, students will need to complete the application, sign the Code of Responsibility & Commitment Form, and secure a letter of recommendation. The participant investment in this program is $175 which is due with the completed application. All application materials can be found on the Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce website