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 →

How I became a Data Scientist

by Bolor Turmunkh, PhD, Data Scientist at Uptake Technologies Inc., Chicago, IL First Steps At the beginning of my fifth year of graduate school at the University of Illinois, with thoughts of impending graduation, I started thinking for perhaps the first time in my life about who I wanted to be. I had lived happily... Continue Reading →

NSF-IPAM Workshop – 2017 UPDATE

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 →

Free AAAS Career Webinar

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 →

5 CS skills I wish I learned in college

       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 and... Continue Reading →

Blogpost: Parsa Bakhtary

It is humbling to address future and current mathematicians, but as a former algebraic geometer myself, I will do my best to share with you my story. I work as a data scientist, which the Harvard Business Review in 2012 dubbed “the sexiest job of the 21st century,” at Facebook, which has been ranked by... Continue Reading →

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