Life and Physical Sciences

Welcome to the Pitt’s Life & Physical Sciences Career Community! Students in this fast-growing sector may pursue careers in Education, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Products, Environmental Services, Medical Devices, Medical Laboratories, Consulting, Financial Services, Engineering, Technology, Government, and more. 

Through this community, you will find industry resources, career advice, job/internship and networking opportunities, workshops, events, and advisors to help you strategize a plan to achieve your post-graduation goals in these exciting fields. We look forward to meeting you!

Please feel free to explore our other industry-specific community pages relating to these fields that offer additional resources to assist with your career path. We look forward to meeting you!

How to Ask for an Informational Interview (and Get a “Yes”)

The informational interview is the secret tool everyone should have in their back pocket. A hybrid of an amazing networking opportunity, an info session, and a job interview, it can give anyone looking for a job or pondering a career …

By Elliott Bell
Elliott Bell
Read more »

Prepare for the Fair: Tips for Success!

Prepare for the Fair: Tips for Success!

Are you starting the search process for an internship or job as the next step on your career path? Or perhaps you’re wondering how a career fair or networking event works? If so, …

By Ashley Steffy
Ashley Steffy Career Consultant, STEM
Read more »

Career Fair Strategies that Work

If you are in a Google group, are a member of a family, or have met someone at your college or university orientation who is still your friend, you already know how to network. We meet, form bonds, text, and …

By Kathy Douglas
Kathy Douglas Associate Director, Career Development Office
Read more »

Best Jobs and Career Advice for Physics Majors

https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/guide/jobs-physics-majors/

By Glassdoor Team
Glassdoor Team
Read more »

The Advice I’d Give Myself Early in My Career. What would you tell your former self? Eight neuroscientists offer their perspective on gaining experience, handling stress, asking for what they need, and more.

Eight neuroscientists offer their perspective on gaining experience, handling stress, asking for what they need, and more.

What would you tell your former self?

“Get involved in more than one lab. Although it’s possible to get many lab skills and …

By Ingrid Beute repost - Quotes from sfn conference
Ingrid Beute repost - Quotes from sfn conference
Read more »

Sidebar

Life and Physical Sciences Resources

Resume Samples

Connect with Alumni

  • Pittsburgh
  • Associate Professor and Vice Chair (Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology) University of Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Oncology Nurse Allegheny Health Network
  • Houston, TX
  • Senior Associate Project Manager Cofactor Group
  • Crofton, MD
  • Data Analyst ProVerify™ powered by Application Verification
  • Vestal, NY
  • Gas Controller New York State Electric & Gas
  • London, UK
  • Co-Founder & Program Manager ENECHANGE Insights Ventures
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Erie, PA
  • Mathematician Larson Texts, Inc.
  • Chicago, IL
  • Associate BatesCarey LLP
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Coordinator of Archives and Manuscripts University of Pittsburgh
  • Glenshaw, PA
  • Graduate Research Assistant University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Software Engineer Google

Career Center Resources

Did you know?

Some of the top employers for Class of 2020 grads in the sciences included UPMC, ThermoFisher Scientific, and Quest Diagnostics. Visit our Success After Pitt site to check out the details!

Career Center In-Person Services

  • Address: 200 William Pitt Union
  • Phone Number: 412-383-4473
  • Hours: Front Desk open Monday-Friday, 8:30 am- 5:00 pm
  • Consultant Drop-In Hours: Monday-Friday, 11:00 am- 3:00 pm
  • Internship Team Drop-In Hours: Monday-Thursday, 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm

Career Center Virtual Services