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What Can I Do with a Science Degree from the Mellon College of Science?

A degree from any of the programs in the Mellon College of Science gives you the flexibility to pursue a wide range of careers. MCS graduates go to work for top companies, including Merck, L'Oreal, Bank of America and Lockheed Martin, just to name a few. MCS graduates also get accepted into into the nation's premiere graduate programs in the sciences. Learn about what some MCS alumni have done with their science degrees: 


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Systems Engineer: Zalenda Cyrille (S’01)

Cyrille directs teams of engineers that work on special projects for Lockheed Martin.


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Space Architecture Student: Kristine Ferrone (S’04)

Ferrone is earning her master's degree in space architecture at the University of Houston.


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Fixed Income Derivatives Trader: Dave Korpi (S'04)

Korpi is a trader on the Interest Rate Options Desk at Deutsche Bank in New York City.


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Pharmacology Researcher: Doug Mitchell (S’02)

Mitchell is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pharmacology, the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.


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Medical Resident: Krista Pfaendler (S’02)

Pfaendler conducted clinical research in cervical cancer screening, prevention and treatment as a Fogarty Fellow for the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, Africa.

Kristen Livesey M.D. (MCS'07, DC'07) and Ashley McMakin, M.D. (MCS'07, DC'07) chose CMU over standard pre-med schools on their paths to becoming doctors — and encourage others to consider this option as well.

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