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The BIG Math Network is soliciting blogposts to communicate how training in the mathematical sciences leads to a rich array of careers.  We will disseminate articles through our partners and aggregate relevant articles and opportunities.  Posts can be a single paragraph to a few pages and should include at least one picture.  They are published under the Creative Commons License Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs
(CC BY-NC-ND).

Posts about careers can answer questions such as

o   What is your current position and how did you find/choose it?

o   What education and career path led you to this position?

o   How does your mathematical sciences training serve you in your work?

o   What is interesting and challenging about your work?

o   What would you advise someone (undergraduate, graduate, faculty) interested in training for and seeking a position such as yours?


Faculty posts
can answer questions such as:

o   How do you advise students thinking about BIG careers?

o   What kinds of internship experiences have your students had?

o   What are some advantages of internships for graduate students?

o   What conversations are important to have with your students before they begin an internship (for example, about intellectual property)?

Student posts about internships can answer questions such as:

o   What kind of internship did you have?

o   What skills were important for you to bring to the position?

o   What kinds of things did you learn on the job?

o   How can an internship enhance the graduate school experience?

o   What do you wish you had known before seeking/starting your internship?


If you would like to submit a blogpost, opportunity or news, please contact Dr. Rachel Levy at bigmathnetwork@gmail.com.


Related content:

Interview with Dr. Helen Moore, Associate Director of Quantitative Clinical Pharmacology, Bristol-Myers Squibb in Princeton, New Jersey.
by Alexander Diaz-Lopez
AMS Notices, Volume 63, Number 7, pp.768-770

Careers Outside Academia: How Should Math and Applied Math Students Prepare?
by Lalitha Venkataramanan, Rachel Levy, and Bill Kolata
SIAM News, September 1, 2016

The Algorithmic CEO
by Ram Charan
Fortune, Jan 22, 2015

Suggested video from National Math Festival / MSRI:  Eric Lander: The Miracle Machine