STEM & Sustainability

Join your fellow scientists, information technicians, business and data analysts, engineers, programmers, and mathematicians who use data-driven findings to explore an evolving world.

A Suffolk student checks the results of his CRISPR test in a science lab.

Discover the solutions to medical problems, environmental crises, and technological dilemmas. Given rapid developments in artificial intelligence and complex systems, this Career Community can propel your career in STEM and sustainability forward.

It’s ideal for those interested in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, computer science, information systems and operations management, business analytics, data analytics, mathematics, environmental studies, and environmental science.

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Alicia McCormick

Alicia McCormick

Assistant Director, Career Communities
STEM & Sustainability
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Each Career Community is purposefully designed to introduce you to the influential employers who can help you define and find a purposeful career path. When you participate in one or more of the Career Communities, you’ll collaborate with faculty, staff, alumni, and employers and enjoy access to industry-specific job shadowing, networking events, speakers, panels, mentoring, and other opportunities.

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Further Information For This Career Community

Students interested in science, biotech, engineering:

  • Biological Technician
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Chemical Technician
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Clinical Research Coordinator/Associate
  • Energy Consultant
  • Engineer
  • Environmental Analyst
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Environmental Specialist
  • Environmental Technician
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist
  • Industrial Ecologist
  • Lab Assistant
  • Lab technician
  • Program Manager
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Quality Control Associate
  • Research Assistant
  • Research & Development Technician
  • Sustainability Consultant
  • Sustainability Education Coordinator
  • Training & Development Specialist

Students interested in technology, computer science, math, ISOM:

  • Computer Programmer
  • Data Scientist
  • Program Manager
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • IT Manager
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Computational Scientist
  • Network Architect
  • Web Developer
  • Web Designer

Students interested in science, biotech, engineering:

  • Lab Skills:
    • Basic laboratory techniques: preparation and sterilization of solutions and buffers, pipetting
    • Biochemistry: Nickel affinity chromatography, SDS-PAGE, Bradford assay, western blot, UV-Vis spectrophotometry, coupled enzyme ATPase assays, fumarase assays, plate reader
    • Molecular Biology: PCR, basic primer design, agarose gel electrophoresis, plasmid and DNA purification, Nano-Drop, site-directed mutagenesis, bacterial transformation


Students interested in technology, computer science, math, ISOM:


  • Object or component-oriented development software
  • Java, JavaScript, C, C#, C++, Python, SQL, R, HTML, CSS, GitHub


General for students in STEM:

  • Analytical Skills
  • Scientific software (MATLAB, Minitab)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Critical thinking
  • Complex problem-solving skills
  • Written and oral communication skills

Connect with resume samples from this career community:

For resumes targeting STEM & sustainability opportunities…

  • Highlight your research experience if applicable
  • Articulate your lab skills  and indicate your level of proficiency, if needed
  • Note your technical skills and highlight your experience using technical skills throughout your accomplishment statements

Check out our resume and cover letter guide for tips and samples to get started. For additional assistance, please visit Quinncia, an AI-powered mock interview and resume review platform.

  • For students in technology:
    • Be prepared for programming interview questions and/or a coding test throughout the interview or application process
    • Coding interviews are comprised mainly of data structure and algorithm-based questions as well as logical questions
    • Technical interviewing is also common in the field of technology
    • Be prepared to discuss and articulate your proficiency and skill set within technology
  • Be prepared to respond to situational and behavioral type interview questions in which you will be prompted to demonstrate your skills such as love of learning, effective listening, and problem-solving skills
  • Use the STAR Method to respond to behavioral type questions: Situation, Task, Action, Result

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
  • Forensic Science Society (SUFSS)
  • Society of Physics Students (SPS)
  • Suffolk Environmental Club (SEC)
  • Tri Beta Biological Honors Society (BBB)
  • Computer Science Club (SCSC)
“Having support from a Suffolk Career Community will provide students with a valuable combination of career advice and programming that is derived from the experience of alumni and faculty who were once in their shoes, and can give insight based on their own experience, while drawing on their professional network of colleagues. It will be a great opportunity for students to make connections with alumni who can provide career guidance and simultaneously open doors to new ideas, perspectives, and career paths on the ever-changing hiring landscape.”
Meaghan (Sebeika) Fallano, BS '12 Digital Content Developer at Pearson and Adjunct Laboratory Instructor in the Chemistry Department at Suffolk University