SJC Student Resources for Guidance on Careers and
Graduate Study in Mathematics
Mathematics is of central importance to many
disciplines, including biological sciences, computer science, economics
and finance, statistics, and the social sciences. Hence a wide
variety of companies hire mathematicians, including companies in the computer
and communication, banks, insurance companies, consulting firms,
and all branches of government. Of course, there are career opportunities
in teaching mathematics at all levels.
The Career Center at Saint
Joseph's College should be your primary source of help on career guidance.
On-line Employment Sites
The Internet offers one of the best ways to search for employment opportunities
for today's graduates. It is also helpful to have your own web page
and resume on-line for companies to review. A few of the Internet
career sites are linked below:
To find out more information about opportunities,
web sites of professional mathematical organizations can be very helpful:
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
The National Council
of Teachers of Mathematics is dedicated to improving the teaching and
learning of mathematics at all levels. NCTM is the largest nonprofit
professional association of mathematics educators in the world.
The American Mathematical Society
The American Mathematical
Society (AMS) has a special site for college
students including a Resource
Page with information on careers and further links.
The Mathematical Association of America
Association of America (MAA) has a special site for college students
with a page of information
about careers and further links.
The American Statistical Association
Statistical Association has a information
on careers in statistics for college students.
Association for Women in Mathematics
for Women in Mathematics (AWM) has a career
page provides helping information for college women seeking careers
Actuaries study the mathematics of risk. They employed by insurance
companies as well as consulting firms and are often involved in pension
planning. The two major professional societies for actuaries:
The Society of Actuaries (SOA)
and the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS)
have jointly sponsored a web site containing important information about
preparing for an actuarial career.
Web site BeAnActuary.org
Graduate Study Guidance
News and World Report Information On Finding A Graduate Program
This site provides assistance for students
who are trying to learn about graduate programs in various disciplines.
Included are rankings of graduate programs by discipline and links to articles
that assist in picking a graduate school.
Guide To Graduate Programs
This site will also be of interest to students
who are considering graduate school. You can search for information about
graduate programs based on a variety of key fields (geographical location,
About the GRE GRE
The GRE General Test is primarily a multiple-choice
test that most graduate schools use for admission into their graduate
programs. You can study for this test and learn some of the
"tricks of the trade" that have been developed by educators who have helped
thousands of students prepare for this exam, and others similar to it.
The Graduate Record Examination Program, also
offers 16 Subject Tests (including mathematics),
each of which measures achievements in specific
fields. Some graduate schools require the subject test.