Career Consultant to the College of Engineering
Jamie Chilton, PhD, is a career counselor and consultant to the College of Engineering. Chilton works with engineering and science students, providing students with personalized and supportive consulting sessions to assist them in identifying and realizing their individual career aspirations. Chilton is committed to enhancing each student's career readiness by providing students with the necessary resources, including but not limited to, resume writing, interviewing techniques, networking skills, internship and co-op opportunities and job search strategies. Chilton's ultimate goals are to increase students' potential for recruitment and empower students' to make satisfying and successful career choices.
Chilton brings to the Career Service team over 10 years of experience in a variety of research, technology and business roles in higher education, government and private industry, particularly in biotechnology. Chilton was a Postdoctoral Research Scholar for USF Health studying cutting-edge RNA therapeutics for improved clinical interventional procedures such as stent deployment for cardiovascular disease patients. Previously, she was also a Research Scientist/Team Leader for ArunA Biomedical, Inc., developing innovative cell culture systems for disease modeling, drug discovery and toxicity studies for customers ranging from academia and government to large biotech and pharmaceutical companies. Chilton possesses additional work experience from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, Life Sciences, Inc. in Saint Petersburg, Florida and Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia.
Chilton holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology College of Engineering and Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. At Georgia Tech, she also earned her certificate in Engineering Entrepreneurship and won 2nd place with her team in Georgia Tech's 2005 Business Plan Competition. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. She also minored in Mathematics and completed the requirements for Agnes Scott's Business Prep program.