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. Therefore, graduates obtain positions in a wide variety of business, governmental, and industrial enterprises. Mathematics majors also are sought by professional schools of law, medicine, and management. Mathematical experience beyond basic calculus enhances the life and capabilities of every intellectually curious student.
Here are some excellent web sites about careers using math:
- Actuarial Careers
- AMS Employment and Careers Site
- Career Information AMS/MAA/SIAM Mathematical Sciences
- Career Opportunities with the National Security Agency
- Career Opportunities with the US Census Bureau
- Career Profiles – MAA
- Careers in Mathematics
- Association for Women in Mathematics
- Young Mathematicians Network
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.
The time to start looking for a summer internship is in the fall or early winter.
Receiving Academic Credit for an Internship
The Department of Mathematics participates in the University’s internship program, which provides academic credit for students participating in business, industry, and government math related internships. So not only are you participating in an internship that well greatly benefit your education and career, you are receiving credit for a class that you don’t even have to show up to.
Interns may register for Math 399R (approval of internship coordinator is required) during the semester they are involved with the program if they wish to receive university credit. The credit is granted based on 100 hours of internship work for every credit hour received. Internship and credit received must be approved by the internship coordinator.
Dr. Glasgow | Internship Coordinator | 364 TMCB | firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Doud | Undergraduate Advisor | 322 TMCB | email@example.com
Rynell Lewis | Staff Internship Coordinator | 283 TMCB | Rlewis@mathematics.byu.edu
Services available within Brigham Young University
Career Services in WSC room 2410 offer excellent aid in finding internships.
Internships & Careers
Additional Web Sites with Opportunities
- Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics
- American Mathematical Society
- Opportunities for Mathematics
- AMS Undergraduate REU Programs
- Internship Information
- Georgetown University Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Biomathematics