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!

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
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To stay motivated at work, I try to embrace curiosity

By Stephen Peters-Collaer
Stephen Peters-Collaer Contributer, Ph.D Candidate
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Meet Pitt’s Tech Ambassadors

Have you heard of the Skills Gap?  According to, a skills gap, is the difference between an employee’s skills and the skills a company requires for a specific role.  When an organization lists required skills on a job description, …

By Alyson Kavalukas
Alyson Kavalukas Interim Assistant Director
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Hire Up: A College Recruiting Event for STEM Students!

Engage with the region’s most innovative employers looking to recruit the next generation of top technology talent for part-time and full-time positions or internships!

This fair will be both in-person and virtual. Register here:
Handshake link:

Opportunities for …

By Pittsburgh Technology Council
Pittsburgh Technology Council
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Open House for Prospective Public Health Graduate Students!

Pitt Public Health is hosting two grad school open houses in the month ahead! This is a great opportunity to meet with Public Health faculty, staff, and students to get to know their departments and programs. Find out about the …

By Ashley Steffy
Ashley Steffy Career Consultant, STEM
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Resume Samples

Connect with Alumni

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  • Vice Chair of Student Success/Associate Professor University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
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  • Project Coordinator Research UPMC
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  • Senior Analyst The Cadmus Group
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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