Alumni Early Career Profiles

An often asked question is: What can one do with a undergraduate mathematics degree, besides teach mathematics? The profiles below provide ample evidence for the utility of an undergraduate degree in mathematics. Some of our graduates choose to join the workforce immediately, while others pursue advanced degrees in engineering, the sciences, or professions such as law, medicine, or dentistry.

We encourage students to read over the profiles and reflect on the many opportunities that are available for mathematically trained graduates.

These profiles were created as a part of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) Early Career Profile Network. Unfortunately, the funding for the project ran out, and the web page is no longer updated. However, a number of the institutions still have profiles posted, and we encourage you to browse them through the links below. The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) website also has a variety of career profiles that may be of interest, and the sites http://weusemath.org/ and http://whatcanidowiththismajor.com/major/mathematics/ are additional excellent resources for career information.

Industry SectorInstitution (# of profiles)
Arts, entertainment and recreation Swarthmore (1)
  University of Washington (1)
Banking Franklin & Marshall College (1)
  North Carolina State (1)
Computer Science (major) Rhode Island College (4)
Consulting St. Olaf College (1)
  Swarthmore (2)
Education Franklin & Marshall College (1)
  North Carolina State (1)
  Northeastern State (1)
  Swarthmore (3)
  University of Washington (30)
  University of Arkansas - Little Rock (2)
  Virginia Tech (1)
Finance and Insurance Franklin & Marshall College (4)
  North Carolina State (1)
  St. Lawrence University (7)
  St. Olaf College (1)
  Swarthmore (2)
  University of Arkansas - Little Rock (1)
  University of California - Berkeley (2)
  University of Washington (13)
  Virginia Tech (3)
Government Franklin & Marshall College (1)
  St. Lawrence University (2)
  Tennesee Tech (2)
  University of Arkansas - Little Rock (1)
  University of Washington (1)
  Virginia Tech (2)
Health Care-related Franklin & Marshall College (1)
  St. Olaf College (1)
  Swarthmore (1)
  University of Washington (2)
Information Technology North Carolina State (1)
  Northeastern State (1)
  St. Olaf College (4)
  Swarthmore (1)
  University of Washington (26)
  Virginia Tech (2)
Management University of California - Berkeley (1)
Manufacturing, Engineering, Defense North Carolina State (2)
  Northeastern State (2)
  Swarthmore (1)
  University of Arkansas - Little Rock (1)
Mathematics (major) Rhode Island College (7)
Non-profit Franklin & Marshall College (1)
Other Science Franklin & Marshall College (1)
  University of Arkansas - Little Rock (1)
  University of Washington (2)
Retail and Trade St. Lawrence University (1)
  University of Washington (3)
Transportation North Carolina State (2)
  St. Lawrence University (1)
Utilities Swarthmore (2)