George Baldini and Kendall Thomas The end of the school year marks a break from exams, homework, and classes. It’s also a desirable time to dive into experiences outside the classroom, notably in research or an internship. Academic research allows students to explore untrodden intellectual territory and potentially create new knowledge. Business internships allow undergraduates an opportunity to apply their academic learning to business, try their hand in industry, and potentially make connections for future employment. Research or business internship? Many data analytics companies hire rising seniors with a possible job offer coming at summer’s end. We are rising juniors. Internships are possible but difficult to find. What did we decide for our summer? Both!
ICME will hold one-day summer workshops on Fundamentals of Data Science from August 14-18th at Stanford. You can sign up for one workshop, or several, with topics ranging from Machine Learning to Natural Language Processing to Programming in R. Visit our Summer Workshops website for more information and to register. Feel free to spread the word!... Continue Reading →
The 2017 edition of SIAM’s careers brochure, Careers in Applied Mathematics: Options for STEM Majors , is now available and is a great resource for anyone wondering what they can do with math. Available in both print and PDF format, this full-color, 32-page publication contains personal stories and advice—as well as salary and job skills... Continue Reading →
SUMMARY RECOMMENDATIONS NSF-IPAM Mathematical Sciences Internship Workshop Full report available here. (UPDATES IN BLUE ITALICS) The report above reflects discussions and recommendation from the September 1-2, 2015 NSF-IPAM Mathematical Sciences Internship Workshop held at the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) at UCLA. The workshop was organized by Russel Caflisch, Mathematics, UCLA; Alan Lee,... Continue Reading →
Lucas Sabalka I began my mathematical career as a research mathematician, but now I work in industry even though my degree is not in an applied area. With so few academic jobs available recently, transitioning to industry is becoming more common for mathematics PhDs. So to help any mathematicians thinking about that transition, let me tell you how I got where I am.
Tuesday, June 20 • 12:00-1:00 p.m. EDT • Register now This workshop explores the skills and best practices for transitioning from an academic environment to one of many non-academic career paths. It introduces strategies for career planning, emphasizing an ongoing process for professional development throughout your career. Join us for this FREE webcast! Presenter: Josh... Continue Reading →