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!

Thriving in the Virtual Working Environment: How to be successful and advance in your career.

Being successful and advancing in the virtual working environment: Here are some suggestions to facilitate your journey and to THRIVE:

Communicate effectively and regularly: In a remote working environment, it’s essential to communicate regularly with your colleagues and managers. Keep …

By Ingrid Beute
Ingrid Beute Career Consultant, Engineering & Science
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Wellbeing in the Virtual Work Environment: Tips and Considerations

Consider the following tips for wellbeing in the virtual working environment:

Preparing for your work day: Get up, have your morning beverage or breakfast of choice, enjoy a morning routine of stretching, walking or yoga, or whatever you enjoy typically, …

By Ingrid Beute
Ingrid Beute Career Consultant, Engineering & Science
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I am a Neuroscience Major. Now What? Graduate School and Career Paths to pursue in Neuroscience.

Many students enter the field of Neuroscience considering a pre-medical track. However it is important to value your degree and understand the endless possibilities the foundational undergraduate degree in Neuroscience can provide. In the end, everything is connected! Whether you …

By Ingrid Beute
Ingrid Beute Career Consultant, Engineering & Science
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Interested in gaining first hand experience following a medical provider in a clinical setting? Check out ScribeAmerica within!

By Ashley Steffy
Ashley Steffy Career Consultant, STEM
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Beyond the Prof’s March webinar series, “How to Decide Between an Academic or Nonacademic Career”

In today’s creative economy, a faculty career isn’t the only option for PhDs who are seeking engaging and rewarding work. PhDs work in every part of the economy – industry, nonprofits, higher education, and government.

But what career pathway will …

By Beyond the Prof Team
Beyond the Prof Team Beyond the Professorriate
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Life and Physical Sciences Resources

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Connect with Alumni

  • Pittsburgh
  • Associate Professor and Vice Chair (Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology) University of Pittsburgh
  • Glenshaw, PA
  • Research Librarian RQM+
  • San Diego, CA
  • Innovation Engineer EDF Renewables North America
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Senior Quality Engineer Smith & Nephew
  • Willow Springs, NC
  • Senior Director Global Procurement Marken
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Assistant Professor of Physiology and Neuroscience University of Southern California
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Principal Chemist Eli Lilly
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Research Assistant RAND Corporation
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Private Tutor Self-employed
  • Seattle, WA
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine University of Washington
  • New Brunswick, NJ
  • Healthcare Administration Intern Care Station Medical Group
  • East Atlantic Beach, NY
  • Scientific Review Officer National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

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