BIG Jobs Panel – AMS

As part of the Tondeur Initiative, AMS will be offering an online panel with industry mathematicians on Thursday, June 25 at 3:00 p.m. EDT! Click the link here for more information and to register!

SIAM Career Fair!

SIAM is offering its first-ever Virtual Career Fair on Tuesday, July 7 at any location near you with an internet connection. Registration is free and you do not need to be a SIAM member…so please read on! If you are not a SIAM member (free student membership options are found here), set up a free username... Continue Reading →

AMS and SIAM – Talking BIG Jobs

The American Mathematical Society and Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics jointly host a webinar series called "Talking BIG Jobs" which features interviews with several mathematical scientists in BIG careers. Register here to watch a recording of the most recent webinar with Dr. Helen Moore, courtesy of AMS! To view the full archive of interviews... Continue Reading →

Interview Tips and Other Resources

The BIG Math Network has been working on adding helpful new resources to our site! Check out the new MAA Math Values article  “You're Really Going to Ask Me That in an Interview?" and other helpful resources at our Student Resource page.  The Student Resources page has tons of information for mathematical sciences students interested... Continue Reading →

Mathematical Sciences and COVID-19

The spread and impact of infectious diseases, such as polio in the past and COVID-19 today, are long-standing challenges for humanity. While at first glance this may appear as a problem for medical researchers and practitioners alone, mathematical scientists can contribute a great deal to analysis of emerging outbreaks. Mathematical and statistical modeling allow us... Continue Reading →

Talking BIG Jobs – AMS

The American Mathematical Society recently hosted a series of interviews featuring mathematicians in industry. The first interviewee was Dr. Sumanth Swaminathan, the co-founder and CEO, Iterex Therapeutics who has worked closely with optimization and prediction models. The second mathematician interviewed is Dr. Stephanie Fitchett, a data scientist working in insurance and finance. To read the full... Continue Reading →

Long Day’s Journey into Industry

by Dr. Sam Ferguson, Research Mathematician at Metron, Inc. Visions of Cover LettersDuring my fourth year of graduate study at the University of Iowa, the herculean effort that older students were putting into job applications became apparent. The stress wrinkling their brows and the stacks of cover letters that crowded their offices gave telltale signs... Continue Reading →

From Mathematician to Electricity Trader

by Brian N. Maurizi, PhD; Electricity Trader, Saracen Energy Advisors ~ I received a PhD in Theoretical Mathematics, but I had always been interested in energy and commodity markets.  Toward the end of graduate school, I knew that I wanted a career outside academics, and I was most interested in the energy industry.  Immediately upon... Continue Reading →

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