Networking is an important skill for those interested in BIG careers to develop early on. The American Mathematical Society recently featured a great article and video full of advice specifically for undergraduate mathematical science students. The full article and video can be found here!
By Catherine Micek ~ As a freshman in college, I decided that I wanted to be a math professor. I’d always valued learning and had been interested in teaching from a young age. My desire to teach mathematics was twofold. I enjoyed the challenge of communicating a dense subject by breaking down complex ideas and explaining... Continue Reading →
By Kevin Gillette ~ I am a common mathematician, thoroughly mathematical by training, temperament, and trade. I’ve trod weary footpaths through numerous industrial sectors, plying my skills in areas as diverse as banking, transportation, telecommunications, retail, and even venture capital. My appetite for mathematical application is quite ecumenical; although I focus on optimization and discrete mathematics,... Continue Reading →
by Derek Kane, Deka Research and Development firstname.lastname@example.org ~ Today, I am investigating whether magnetic resonance imaging can evaluate cell viability as we attempt to grow replacement organs: hearts, lungs, kidneys, etc., for patients who need transplants. I believe the child I was at five would approve. Of course, I also have a two hour... Continue Reading →
by Peter D. Horn ~ I am honored to share some career advice with the young and mathematically-inclined. When I fit that description, I felt a lack of diversity in the opinions and advice I was hearing from my mentors. This wasn't their fault, but mine. Classic case of selection bias, as I only sought... Continue Reading →
Lindsay Hall, Software Engineer (Google NYC) ~ I started working full-time as a software engineer (SWE) at Google NYC in 2012, after graduating from Harvey Mudd College with a degree in Math and Computer Science. Prior to joining full-time, I did 3 SWE internships with Google, working at YouTube in the San Bruno office... Continue Reading →