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A smiling male student points toward the camera at commencement.A smiling male student points toward the camera at commencement.

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved at Cal U, help current students and reconnect with former classmates.

Chelsea Phipps writes out thank you letters to Alumni that made scholarship donations inside the Kara Alumni House Oct. 2012.

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With higher education costs rising and state support dwindling, many of our students simply do not have the resources to attend college. To ensure the vitality of Cal U and the future of our students, we need your help.

By giving to Cal U you will partner with us in our mission to become the best comprehensive public university in America.

Career Magnet School's Mentor and Cal U Alumnus Ray Setaro, Jr.Mentor Students

Cal U offers a variety of ways you can connect with and coach our students, including: attending job and internship fairs and networking events, hosting company visits, job shadowing and becoming a Cal U Career Coach.

Contact the Office of Career Services for more information.

Cal U Alumni Virginia Monaghan ’68, retired Monessen High School teacher talks to Dr. Diane Nettles’ class about creating her children’s book called, ‘Manneranimals’ on March 8, 2012. Speak About Cal U

Alumni testimonials about Cal U make a huge difference in whether or not a prospective student considers Cal U. Alumni panels speak to new students at Open Houses to reflect on their time at the school and share thoughts about their experiences.  We also welcome our alumni to speak in classes and share their career experiences.

Contact the Office of Alumni Relations to volunteer to speak in a class or in front of prospective students at

  California University of Pennsylvania Community Champion Award Winner Joseph Stefko, honored for his volunteer work with the Cal U students in interns at the Pennsylvania Game Commission, poses for a portrait with his award in the Kara Alumni House April 7, 2014 Dr. Carol Bocetti and Dr. David ArgentOffer Internships

Experience outside of the classroom will help our students develop a career direction, develop career-related skills and learn the ways of the workforce, and ultimately prepare our students for the transition into the workplace. 

If you are interested in having your company get involved in the Cal U internship process, create a profile for you and your company through Internlink, the Internship Center's online database or contact the Internship Center at 724-938-1578 or