Mathematics is central to life in a technological society. The rigor and discipline required to excel in mathematics develop skills that are in constant demand and open up opportunities in a variety of fields. These opportunities include academia, finance, data science, engineering, technology, and government. BYU Mathematics Majors have gone on to work at a variety of places such as Google, Goldman Sachs, the U.S. Government and are also sought by professional schools of law, medicine, and management. Mathematical experience beyond basic calculus enhances the life and capabilities of every intellectually curious student.
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Here are some excellent web sites about careers using math:
Internships are excellent ways for students in Mathematics to jump start a career in business and industry or in research. Most, but not all, internships are for students that have finished two or more years of major coursework, and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. This list of opportunities is not inclusive, and with a little creative searching, you could find endless possibilities.
BYU Math Students’ Recent Internships
The time to start looking for a summer internship is in the fall or early winter.
Rynell Lewis | Staff Internship Coordinator | 283 TMCB | Rlewis@mathematics.byu.edu
Internships & Careers
Additional Web Sites with Opportunities
- Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics
- American Mathematical Society
- AMS Undergraduate REU Programs
- Georgetown University Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Biomathematics
Internships for academic credit are available for international students if needed. Internships and credit received must be approved by the internship coordinator.