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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