Links to further career information in mathematics and statistics

Career services at Murray State University

Career Services

Career information on the website of the American Mathematical Society

The American Mathematical Society maintains a Mathematical Moments page which "promotes appreciation and understanding of the role mathematics plays in science, nature, technology and human culture." The AMS also provide a Undergraduate Mathematics Majors page.

The Mathematical Association of America, maintains pages on Careers and Career Profiles of nonacademic mathematical scientists. "The authors of these essays describe a wide variety of careers for which a backgound in the mathematical sciences is useful. They provide practical answers to the question: Why should I study math?"

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics provides a Careers and Jobs page that contains these resources:

The American Statistical Association maintains a Career Center.

The Society of Actuaries and the Casuality Actuary Society maintain a page which describes how to Be An Actuary and contains information about the Actuarial Exams.

Career information at sites of government organizations

The National Security Agency is one of the largest employers of mathematicians outside academia. NSA has a Careers web site which describes their College Student Cooperative Education Program and Summer Programs. NSA has career paths in Cryptanalysis, Intelligence Analysis, Mathematics, Signal Analysis, and other fields. The Director's Summer Program is the National Security Agency's premier outreach effort to the very best undergraduate mathematics majors in the country. The students participating in the cryptologic mathematics program will work on a broad range of problems involving applications of abstract algebra, geometry, number theory, combinatorics, graph theory, probability, statistics and analysis.

The U.S. Department of State has a Careers page which includes information on Student Programs.

Career information at sites of companies

Allstate has an Actuarial Careers page.

Accenture, Alcatel-Lucent, Boeing, Dell, Ernst & Young, Garmin, Google, IBM, Intel Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Oracle, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Schlumberger, Texas Instruments, and Mercer

Careers in Academia

The American Mathematical Society has a Career Information page that focuses on academic careers. This web site contains Advice for New Ph.D.'s, as well as Employment Services for Ph.D. mathematicians. The Mathematical Sciences Employment Center is run by the AMS and other Societies each January at the Joint Mathematics Meetings. It is a way for employers and PhD-level mathematicians to have short interviews.

The Chronicle of Higher Education maintains a Jobs Network which includes job announcement listings exclusively for Chronicle subscribers.

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics maintains a Jobs Online "Web site service that provides a timely link between mathematics education professionals seeking new positions and educational institutions with vacancies."

Jobs websites

Current Jobs for Graduates -  www.graduatejobs.com

Advice for moving forward

The Associate of American Colleges and Universities commissioned a survey of employers regarding what employers find important. In addition, this student perspective also has some merit.

Other sources

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