Careers in the Math Sciences

A series of career-related articles by members of the SIAM community (originally published in SIAM News), to help graduates make the transition from school to a successful and satisfying career.

Susan Minkoff, of the University of Texas at Dallas, is the editor of the Careers in the Math Sciences column.

Mathematics, Management Consulting, and Emerging Markets, by Ibrahima Ba, December 2013

Mathematics and Institutional Change, by Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, October 2013

Ready for the Bigger Picture? Become a Program Director at NSF! by Hans Kaper, June 2013  

Benjamin Franklin: The Doctor Would Want a Master's, by Charles F. Van Loan, May 2013

Patternmaster: The Inner World of a Mathematician, by Tanya Moore, April 2013

Well Served by Service, by David Keyes, January/February 2013

One Flexible Mathematician Covers the Career Spectrum, by Ross Lippert, April 2012

Quello Che Si Far per Amore? Della Matematica, by Gigliola Staffilani, March 2012

Examples Are Better than Proofs, and Other Thoughts on Teaching, by Gilbert Strang, December 2011

Interview Tips for Winning that Dream Job, by Tom Grandine, November 2011

Professional Ethics: Taking the High Road, by Dianne P. O’Leary, October 2011

My Experiences as an Industrial Research Mathematician, by Andrew R. Conn, May 2011

Top Ten Ways to Lose an Audience, by Tamara Kolda and Virginia Torczon, April 2011

I Am Not Your Supermom—Balancing Family and Work, by Elebeoba May, March 2011  

What Can You Do with a Degree in Math?, January/February 2011

Talking Science, Learning Policy, by Katherine Socha, December 2010

Applying for a Job at a Small Teaching-oriented Undergraduate Institution, by Kurt Bryan, November 2010

A Career in the Math Sciences at a National Lab (or What I Wish I’d Known in Grad School, by Natalia Alexandrov, October 2010

Landing a Junior Academic Position in the U.S., by Laurent Demanet, September 2010

On the Art of Procuring Reference Letters, by David Keyes, July/August 2010

Life After Graduate School: What's Next, by Susan E. Minkoff, June 2010


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