Pam Cohen

Associate director, career advising
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Pam provides one-on-one advising across a broad range of interests, covering topics including:

  • Exploring career options
  • Choosing concentrations
  • Practice interviews
  • Internship and job search planning
  • Graduate school planning and applications
  • Mock medical school interviews

She advises students interested in all career fields, and in particular enjoys speaking with students about:

  • STEM careers
  • Business careers
  • International student career development

Liaison to: The Davis International Center, the Keller Center and the following academic departments: astrophysical sciences, chemical and biological engineering, chemistry, civil & environmental engineering, computer science, ecology and evolutionary biology, electrical engineering, geosciences, mathematics, mechanical & aerospace engineering, molecular biology, neuroscience, operations research & financial engineering and physics.

A fun fact about me: I originally went to college to become a history teacher, but discovered I liked talking about the future more than the past – a discovery which led me to my career as a career adviser!

My favorite part of my job is: Connecting with former students on LinkedIn to follow the many intriguing career paths they take.

I wish more students knew the Center for Career Development offered: Guidance on understanding employment offers and a neutral sounding board to help students consider their options and make informed decisions about work they will find personally meaningful.

If I weren’t doing this job I’d be: Studying a bunch of different languages so I could live – and work – anywhere in the world!

My day is made better when: I discover a previously-unexplored pathway within campus.

I could give a 40-minute presentation with absolutely no preparation on: How to make super-fluffy matzah balls.