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Mathematics

Overview
First Destination Data
Alumni Career Paths
Skills, Abilities & Knowledge
Internships
What to do with a degree in Mathematics
Sample of Occupations
Mathematics Web Sites
Graduate School Information

Overview 

As our society becomes more technological, it is more affected by mathematics. Quite sophisticated mathematics is now central to the natural sciences, to ecological issues, to economics, and to our commercial and technical life. The Mathematics Department also focuses on mathematics as a subject of the greatest depth and beauty, with a history extending from antiquity. The department attempts to make this depth and beauty manifest.

The ability to think logically and rigorously, one of the benefits of the study of mathematics, is a valued asset in many professions. Many of our majors go on to careers outside of mathematics, in fields such as law, medicine, business, and teaching, or to careers as professional mathematicians.

First Destination Data

The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in your discipline. Click here to download a sortable spreadsheet listing the first destination graduate programs and employment opportunities that Mathematics alumni from the classes of 2008-2012 secured within six months of graduation.

The diverse list is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as a Mathematics major at Brandeis.

Mathematics Alumni

The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in your discipline. The list represents a wide array of professions, which is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as a Mathematics major at Brandeis.

Year
Company
Title
Industry
1998 GE Global Research Center Chemist Scientific Research
1998 Nashoba Brooks School of Concord Elementary Math Specialist Education, PreK-12
2000 Aptara Senior Editor Publishing and Journalism
2001 Novus Partners, LLC  Managing Partner Finance and Banking
2000 Bear Stearns and Company Associate Director- Trader Finance and Banking
2002 Yale University Assistant Professor Education, Higher
2003 Metlife Actuary Insurance
2003 Randomwalk Computing, Inc Software Consultant Technology
2003 UMDNJ-NJMS Newark Physician Health
2004 Jodi Schechtman's Communication Station Speech Language Pathologist  Health
2005 New York Presbyterian Healthcare System Senior Financial Analyst Health
2005 Cape Cod Cooperative Bank Staff Accountant Accounting
2006 Cornerstone Research Analyst Consulting
2007 Tufts University Research Analyst Health
2008 Brandeis University Researcher Scientific Research

Skills, Abilities & Knowledge  

Your program of study at Brandeis University provides both field-specific knowledge and a broad range of transferable skills, abilities and knowledge that are sought after by all employers in all fields and enhance your experience and success in the world of work. To identify additional skills and abilities you have developed through coursework, activities and work, take TypeFocus.

Internships 

In addition to you coursework, internships can be extremely beneficial as you develop academic and professional skills.  The Brandeis Internship Exchange is an easy and convenient online tool for you to find and share real internship opportunities.  Just log on with your UNET ID and use the advanced search to identify majors' internships.

What to Do with a Degree in Mathematics (.pdf)

Sample of Possible Occupations

  Mathematics Web Sites

Graduate School Information and Resources