Students of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
are being encouraged to pursue internships that can be an important
first step for a successful entry into the job market after
graduation. The Career Center maintains a database of internship opportunities. Many of these are forwarded to the Math &CS Club e-mail list. Contact the internship adviser Prof. Manfred Minimair when you start planning your internship.
Careers in Mathematics
professionals with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree have found
employment in a vast array of fields. More information about some of
the more common (and sometimes less common) career options can be found
at the websites below:
The MAA Focus magazine also recently had an article on this topic.
The Career Center
maintains an internship and employment database. It also provides an
online resume and interview tutorial, and eResume books. Moreover, it
runs an online Alumni Career Mentoring program. The Career Center also
frequently organizes career fairs and provides information on external
fairs in the local area. This information is often advertised by
e-mailing the Math &CS Club mailing list. For further information, contact the Career Center and ask for the representative for mathematics students.
bachelor's degree in mathematics is an excellent foundation for
graduate study. Opportunities for continued studies include mathematics
(both pure and applied), statistics, areas of engineering,
bioinformatics and more. Qualified graduate students in mathematics
can often have their graduate education paid for by obtaining a
teaching assistantship or research assistantship at the school they
attend. For more information, contact the graduate school advisor
Prof. Nathan Kahl when you start thinking about graduate school.