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Careers for Applied Math Majors

About Careers

Our graduates work in financial and insurance companies as analysts, computer companies as programmers and hardware developers, and in many different fields as researchers, as well as academia. They have gone to excellent graduate schools in mathematics (pure, applied, & financial), physics, design, accounting, and M.B.A. programs.

To get an idea of what you can do with a degree in applied mathematics:

Finding a job

The Career Management Center (CMC)

The CMC is your main on-campus resource for jobs and internships. CMC has a database of short-term and long-term employment opportunities. Visit the CMC early in you college career.

Recommended: Go to the CMC. Speak with the CMC staff or come to the department of applied mathematics and speak to a faculty member about career opportunities.

Recommended: Make a portfolio. The director of the CMC, Bruce Mueller, has assured us that with your portfolios, the CMC can find jobs for applied math majors when they travel around meeting with companies.

Recommended: Attend Career Fairs. Very few of the employers will have actually have "Applied Mathematics" listed specifically as something that they are seeking. While they do hire our majors, their representatives at the fairs are mostly geared toward recruiting engineers. So, we don't recommend just showing up that day with a resume and hoping for the best.