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

The Resume vs. Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Have you ever wondered what the differences are between a resume and curriculum vitae? In college, you may have heard about them both, yet since graduating, you probably have heard less about the CV and more about the resume.
Though …

By College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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10 Great Jobs for People With Biology Degrees—Because You Don’t Have to Be a Biologist

If you have a biology degree—or you’re about to get one—you may feel like there are only a few jobs that you’re suited for, and almost all of them require further schooling. But as a biology major, you’re qualified for …

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How To Cold Email A Professor From Academic Hive

By Ashley Steffy
Ashley Steffy Career Consultant, STEM
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The Career Fair is Over – Now What?

The hustle and bustle of the Spring 2024 Career Fair week is quickly fading away as the booths are packed away and recruiters have left Pitt. If you took the time to attend, you have likely collected a pile of …

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

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