Jobs and Internships
Making sure Edinboro University students are fully prepared for the professional world is a priority for the University, as the many fantastic internship opportunities available to chemistry students and the notable career achievements of department alumni continue to prove.
Hands-on, real-world experience is hard to beat. Edinboro University recognizes that experiential learning is an invaluable tool in helping students to make career decisions and in complementing formal classroom learning.
Providing excellent internship opportunities is a priority for the University, and the stories of student success in the workplace have been overwhelming. EU chemistry and science students have interned at dozens of sites, including the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office, UPMC Health Systems, the Smithsonian Institution, G & C Labs, and the National Park Service, just to name a few.
While some Edinboro University majors require an internship, cooperative education, student teaching or research experience, many students elect to pursue an internship to augment their educational portfolio. Every major has one or more designated internship directors to assist students with identifying opportunities and coordinating credits.
Students who are interested in internship experiences are encouraged to contact the Chemistry Department internship coordinator, or visit the Center for Career Development’s internship webpages for more information.
Chemistry Department Internship Coordinator:
Dr. Janet Rogers
Office: Cooper Hall, Room 214B
Phone: (814) 732-1539
Acclaimed researchers, medical professionals, leaders in the sciences, education, criminal justice and many other fields have built the foundations of their success at Edinboro University and so can you.
The EU Center for Career Development assists students at the onset of their professional lives with many outstanding services, including building resume, interviewing and networking skills and offering numerous job fair opportunities annually both on- and off-campus.
Alumni from the Department of Chemistry have gone on to succeed in thrilling careers in their field of study. Check out the career achievements of a sampling of the Department’s notable alumni below.
- Ed Culbertson ’14, BS Biochemistry, is enrolled in a doctoral program at Johns Hopkins University.
- Ryan Sestak ’13, BS Chemistry, is a chemist at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
- Jason Walker ’13, BA Chemistry, is pursuing post-graduate pharmacy study at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.
- Dan Hall ’11, BS Forensic Science, is a forensic chemist at the Dallas, Texas, County Crime Lab.
- Jonathan Thomas ’11, BS Biochemistry, is attending medical school at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
- Joseph Braymer ’08, BS Chemistry, is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
- Diana Hoover, PhD ’05, BS Chemistry, is a widely published researcher and Associate Professor of Chemistry at Seton Hill University, Greensburg, Pa.
- Michael Madden, PhD ’05, BS Industrial Biochemistry, is an Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Science at LECOM School of Pharmacy, and expects to complete a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree in 2016.
- Kelly Surovich-Groner ’04, BS Chemistry, is a Senior Product Quality Engineer with LORD Corporation.
- Brian Hnatkovich ’02, BS Chemistry, is an ARM Manufacturing Supervisor at Restek Corporation.
- Mandy Large-Tinkey ’02, BS Forensic Chemistry, is Manager of Operations at the Allegheny County Office of the Medical Examiner and an adjunct faculty member at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.
- Denise Hollman ’01, BS Industrial Biochemistry, is a Project Leader at Clarient Diagnostics, GEHC, and was previously a research scientist with GE Global Research.
- William McCalmont, PhD ’00, BS Biochemistry, is a forensic toxicologist with the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System and Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the United States Military Academy.