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School of Arts and Sciences | Mathematics Possible Careers

Have you ever wondered what a mathematician working in industry or the government does all day? You can look in the Archives at an alphabetical listing of over 90 career profiles of mathematicians working in nonacademic positions.

Have you ever been mystified by what applications there might be for that topic in mathematics that you spent so much time struggling with? The Mathematical Applications Index includes lists of applications provided by the mathematicians profiled on the bulletin board and is a quick reference to some of the fields of mathematics used in industry and government applications.

A summary of data from a National Survey of Recent College Graduates sponsored by the NSF provides a look at demographic, educational and employment characteristics of recent bachelor's and master's degree recipients working in nonacademic positions.

Do you need some help writing a resume or starting a job search? Career Planning Resources has information about books and articles on career planning and job searching, as well as connections to other on-line resources, including job listing services.

In addition to the profiles in the Mathematics Careers Bulletin Board, check out the MAA Career Profiles. They show you how the study of mathematics can prepare you for a range of rewarding careers in many fields. Those profiled work in well known companies, government agencies, the arts, and in professions such as law and medicine. Much of the material is geared toward the undergraduate student in mathematics.

The American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics are dedicated to providing career information and services to the mathematics community. This joint project is funded in part by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and is part of the Sloan Career Cornerstone Series.