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Start Planning for an Internship Now!

Planning an internship can be overwhelming. Follow the steps below to start the process.

Reach out to Allie Sensinger if you need help with an internship or job and reach out to Heidi Jarvis for help with resumes or cover letters!
Allie Sensinger | Career, Internship & Alumni Coordinator | 290 TMCB | allies@mathematics.byu.edu
Heidi Jarvis | Adjunct Faculty | 315 TMCB | heidijarvis@mathematics.byu.edu

  1. Plan and Explore Job Search Strategies: Start by learning how to conduct an effective job search. This will help you navigate the job market more effectively. Check out this website: BYU’s Career & Experiential Learning Effective Job Search.
  2. Create a LAMP List of Companies: Take some time to create a list of companies you’d would like to work for. These are the organizations that align with your interests and goals. Check out this video:
    Creating a LAMP List
  3. Evaluate Companies and Check for Openings: Make sure to rank where each of your companies lies in hiring BYU alumni and if they currently have openings. This will help you prioritize your applications:  This video will show you how:
    Prioritize Target Employers
  4. Network Strategically: Networking is a key to finding opportunities in today’s job market. Learn effective networking strategies to connect with professionals in your area and field.  Watch BYU’s Career & Experiential Learning videos on how to network effectively: 
    Find Contacts and Track Communication
  5. Perfect Your Resume and Cover Letter: Work on refining your resume and cover letter with resources like Heidi Jarvis and  VmockA strong resume package will make you stand out to future employers.
  6. Request an Interview Discussion: Reach out to a career advisor like Allie Sensinger to discuss plans regarding industry, REUs, and graduate school. Exploring possibilities in Mathematics is her specialty.
  7. Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile: Create an attractive LinkedIn profile that showcases your skills and experiences. Make sure to run this by Allie Sensinger to verify it is working.
  8. Utilize Handshake: Take advantage of Handshake, a valuable platform for finding job opportunities and connecting with employers. 
  9. Practice Mock Interview and Mock Tech Interviews: Meet with Allie Sensinger to practice mock interviews or use Big Interview to practice.
  10. Explore Job Posting Boards: Check out job boards like Handshake, LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Hackerrank, and Indeed. If you need ideas on searching, please meet with Allie Sensinger.
  11. Plan to attend Math 191 and the Math Career Essentials (MATH 495) courses: Not only will these courses prepare you for industry and academic pursuits, but your employability will skyrocket once you have taken these classes.
  12. Attend On-Campus Career Fairs & Networking Events: Don’t miss out on career fairs and networking events hosted by BYU. Careers & Experiential Learning hosts many career fairs and company information sessions each semester. Check with Handshake to register for these events.
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After Graduation Outcomes

See the top 10 most common companies and job positions recent BYU Mathematics undergraduates have for their first jobs.

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.

See the Internship tab for detailed ideas on how to prepare to apply for your first job.

Below are additional resources about career opportunities:

Airtable: Companies who have hired or expressed interest in BYU Math Graduates

The Airtable is an ever-changing database of companies that have hired or expressed interest in hiring BYU Math students for internships and jobs.
You can filter by job titles, location, last known hire, etc. If you need help networking or applying, make sure to check out the information above!
Make sure to scroll down to see more companies and right to see all the information about each company and the hiring/interest history.