One great resource to explore career fields in your major is the Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) network. Alumni are glad to speak with you about their careers. Try searching by major (Math) or by career field (Math/Sciences) and see what some alumni Math majors are doing. Here are examples of career destinations of alumni Math majors:
Research will give you confidence in your career choice and provide you will the competitive edge when job searching. Career and Employment services have numerous materials to help you in this process.
Check out some of the titles in the Career Resource Library in Howarth 101:
Problem Solving: Formulate and solve problems, empirically investigate questions, generate solutions
Technical: Use computer modeling, visualize abstract shapes and patterns, apply quantitative analysis
Communication: Explain abstract theories and ideas, translate computations and formulas to written text, teaching concepts and theories
One of the most powerful tools for investigating career options is informational interviewing. Informational interviews provide the means to meet people in the career fields which interest you. To find people to interview, start with those people you know and list your natural network of contacts.
You will gain valuable information to help in deciding your major and possible career path. Also, you will begin to develop networking contacts for your future job search. Since only about 10 percent of existing jobs are filled through want ads, learning to network is a critical skill for a successful career search. At Career and Employment Services, we can help you hone your networking skills.
Below are some examples of the internship possibilities listed in Career and Employment Services. See the internship coordinator to learn how internships may be linked to your academic program for credit.
Weyerhaeuser Information Technology
The Boeing Company
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
There are numerous tools available to aide you in finding a job, both on the internet and in Career and Employment Services. With Career andEmployment Services behind you, you've got the tools you need when it comes to looking for a job.