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 →

Inside Out: A Value-Based Approach to Industry Job Hunting

Dr. Vrushali Bokil, Professor, Mathematics Department, Oregon State University ~ Students looking for jobs in industry are often advised to develop soft skills, effective communication abilities, cross-disciplinary collaborative techniques, and interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary training. What jobseekers do not typically hear about is the need to understand who they are, what they want, and their core values, strengths, and... Continue Reading →

Interview with the BIG Jobs Guide Authors

The authors of the BIG Jobs Guide, Richard Laugesen (University of Illinois), Rachel Levy (Mathematical Association of America) and Fadil Santosa (University of Minnesota), talk about the book. Interview republished with permission from Inside SIAM.   Rachel Levy, Richard Laugesen, and Fadil Santosa   SIAM: What inspired you to write BIG Jobs Guide? Fadil Santosa: I... Continue Reading →

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