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!

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 …

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College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career. Each year, we help more than 3 million students and recent grads find part-time, seasonal, internship, and entry-level jobs requiring 0-3 years of experience.
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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

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Ashley Steffy Career Consultant, STEM
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Runyu Bi

Alumni
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  • Data Scientist Warner Bros. Discovery
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Research Instructor University of Pittsburgh
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  • Chemist Wuhan University
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  • Physician Trinity Health
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Shan Wu

Alumni
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  • Biostatistician UPMC
  • Aurora, CO
  • Clinical Biochemical Genetics Fellow University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
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  • Anesthesiologist UPMC Mercy

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

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