Life and Physical Sciences

Welcome to the Pitt’s Life & Physical Sciences Career Community! Through this community, you will find industry resources, career advice, resume samples, job/internship and networking opportunities, and events to help you navigate your post-graduation goals and plans.

Please feel free to explore other related community pages for additional resources and schedule an appointment with your career consultant here: Schedule an appointment via HANDSHAKE

Your career consultants are:

  • Ashley Steffy: Bioinformatics, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computational Biology, Ecology & Evolution, Microbiology and
    Molecular Biology
  • Ingrid Beute:  Physics and Astronomy, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geology, Neuroscience
  • Carol Balk: Natural Sciences

Pre-Med students and students interested in pursuing a health track, please visit comprehensive resources and relevant appointment opportunities here: Health Resources

Tips on Searching for Science Jobs/Internships

Tips on Searching for Science Jobs & Internships

The Sciences career field requires specialized high skills and laboratory techniques, thus, representing an opportunity for professionals to enjoy what they do along with a prosperous financial reward. As a new graduate …

By Ingrid Beute
Ingrid Beute Career Consultant, Engineering & Science & Career Champions Program Coordinator
Read more

Navigating Your Major and Career Journey: The Importance of Understanding Your Values

When exploring careers, many consider whether an occupation will be personally fulfilling to them or not. This personal fulfillment can come in many different forms. For example, some folks are most satisfied by helping others, while others find joy in …

By Holly Schultz
Holly Schultz
Read more

Life After Pitt: Essential Tips for Navigating your Job Search Journey

As you approach the final stretch of your college journey, the looming question of what comes next can feel both exciting and overwhelming. With graduation on the horizon, it’s time to dive into the job search process and kickstart your …

By Ingrid Beute
Ingrid Beute Career Consultant, Engineering & Science & Career Champions Program Coordinator
Read more

Work Smart available to Pitt students and alumni

The University of Pittsburgh has become a member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Students and alumni can access all of AAUW’s resources and webinars for free.

AAUW has been working to narrow the gender pay gap, which …

By Alissa Clark
Alissa Clark
Read more

Neuroscience: A brief overview of the opportunities this interdisciplinary field offers and considerations in job search strategies.

Neuroscience is a vast and interdisciplinary field that offers a wide range of opportunities at various levels of education. Let’s break down each level along with the specializations and additional coursework/minors/certifications that could enhance your career prospects:

Undergraduate Level:

Specializations:

By Ingrid Beute
Ingrid Beute Career Consultant, Engineering & Science & Career Champions Program Coordinator
Read more

Sidebar

Life and Physical Sciences Resources

Job Search Resources – Engineering

Pre-Med students and students interested in pursuing a health track, please visit comprehensive resources and relevant appointment opportunities here: Health …

With a degree in Physics, students can pursue careers in research and development, science, engineering, education, medicine, law, business, and …

Writing a federal resume differs from crafting a resume for the private sector. Federal resumes adhere to specific guidelines and …

Neuroscience is a vast and interdisciplinary field that offers a wide range of opportunities at various levels of education. Let’s …

Career Center Resources

Resume Samples

Connect with Alumni

Reach out to any of these alumni who have shared their profiles in Pitt Commons.

  • Pittsburgh
  • Associate Professor and Vice Chair (Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology) University of Pittsburgh
Meet Thomas >
  • Murrysville, PA
  • Electrical Engineering Master's Student University of Pittsburgh
Meet Noah >
  • Valencia, PA
Meet Melanie >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Vice Chancellor for Research Computing University of Pittsburgh
Meet Shawn >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Closing Line Cook Walnut Grill
Meet Nicholas >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
Meet Ke'Amber >
  • Delmont, PA
Meet Larry >
  • Scranton, PA
Meet Hemil >
  • Denver, CO
Meet Aaron >
  • Grand Blanc, MI
Meet Brittany >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Server Murray Avenue Grill
Meet Jennifer >
  • Seattle, WA
Meet Kristen >

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

  • 200 William Pitt Union
  • 412-383-4473
  • Open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Drop-In Hours: Monday-Friday, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Career Center Virtual Services