Math

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:

Business/Government

  • Portfolio Analyst/Derivative Trader, Washington Mutual
  • Consultant, Chicago Consulting
  • Quality Assurance Manager, SAFECO

Education

  • High School Math Teacher, Hawaii
  • Assistant Professor of Math, Seattle University

Non-Profit

  • Research Data Analyst, cancerfacts.com

Research Potential Careers

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:

  • 101 Careers in Mathematics by Andrew Sterrett.

General Information

Professional Associations

Know Your Skills

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

Networking Works!

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.

  • Family and their Friends
  • Friends and their Family
  • Volunteer affiliations such as clubs, church, and community organizations
  • Puget Sound Alumni
  • Professionals in the Community

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.

Investigate Internship Possibilities

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 Company
Various internships

YMCA
S.M.A.R.T. Facilitator

Weyerhaeuser Information Technology
Various internships

The Boeing Company
Various internships

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Laboratory Intern

Job Search Tools

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.

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