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


A Complete Guide to the Biotech Job Hunt

By Franklin Carpenter
Franklin Carpenter Contributor
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Why is Relevant Experience So Important?

Understanding What Relevant Experience Means

Posted by Glassdoor Team Last Updated June 29, 2021

Having relevant experience is important before applying for a job. For a vacancy that receives several applications, employers will need to save time while going through …

By Carol Balk
Carol Balk Career Consultant
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Physical Scientists can do anything: Here’s how you start your career planning by Alaina G. Levine

By Ashley Steffy
Ashley Steffy Career Consultant, STEM
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What Can I Do with My Life Science Degree by Karen Walpole

By Ashley Steffy
Ashley Steffy Career Consultant, STEM
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How to Get a Job in the Life Sciences Field out of College by Hannah Harshman

By Ashley Steffy
Ashley Steffy Career Consultant, STEM
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Life and Physical Sciences Resources

An Applicant Tracking System (ATS) reads resumes and curriculum vitae by parsing, or electronically analyzing the text. It extracts key …

Created by Chad Hunter & Daniel Hill
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We’ve had so many conversations over the last few years about helping …

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
  • Frederick, MD
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Staff Recruiting Assistant University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Clinical Exercise Physiologist Saint Clair Health
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Pottsville, PA
  • Apollo, PA
  • Research Assistant University of Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Mortgage Loan Originator Primerica Mortgage, LLC
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Business Analyst PNC
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Graduate Student Researcher University of Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Product Owner OpenClinica

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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