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

Best Jobs and Career Advice for Physics Majors

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The Advice I’d Give Myself Early in My Career. What would you tell your former self? Eight neuroscientists offer their perspective on gaining experience, handling stress, asking for what they need, and more.

Eight neuroscientists offer their perspective on gaining experience, handling stress, asking for what they need, and more.

What would you tell your former self?

“Get involved in more than one lab. Although it’s possible to get many lab skills and …

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Your Complete Guide to Writing a Cover Letter (Plus Bonus Tips and Examples)

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Contract vs. Full Time: What Type of Employment is Right For You?

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What to Expect in Your Pharmaceutical Job Search: a Comprehensive Guide

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Life and Physical Sciences Resources

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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 >
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Transportation Administrative Assistant II FedEx Ground
Meet Margaret >
  • Canonsburg, PA
  • Manager Project Development Aquatech International
Meet Ben >
  • Wyncote, PA
  • Staff Professional Geosyntec Consultants
Meet Amari >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Power Platform Consultant Aspirant
Meet Keith >
  • Richardson, TX
Meet Roslyn >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
Meet Brandon >
  • Beachwood, Ohio
  • MDR Product Development Engineer Zimmer Biomet
Meet Jonathon >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
Meet Rachel >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Partner EY
Meet Natalie >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
Meet David >
  • Irvine, CA
  • Sr. Director, Program Management Edwards Lifesciences
Meet John >

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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