Career Options for Undergraduate Mathematics Majors

9:00 – 10:20 a.m. on Friday, January 7

part of the

Joint Mathematical Meetings
in New Orleans in January 6-9, 2011

sponsored by Young Mathematicians' Newtork

The panel takes place from 9:00 – 10:20 a.m. on Friday, January 7, and will feature panelists from government, industry, and academia, who will discuss careers for mathematics majors in the current economic environment. The two coordinators of the session are Ralucca Gera from Naval Postgraduat School, and Thomas Wakefield from Youngstown State.

ABSTRACT:  There are a vast amount of options available for students in today's global market.  A degree in mathematics continues to be a desirable asset, yet a common question for students' to ask is "what options are available for someone with a math degree?"  This panel showcases several options for career paths for students with an undergraduate degree in mathematics.  A variety of panelists will speak on their own experiences of finding a job and answer questions from the audience.

Our speakers are:

  1. Fred Kluempen --click here to see the presentation
    Assessment Director
    Assessment Division
    Educational Testing Service

  2. Erin E. Corman--click here to see the presentation
    Mathematics Hiring Manager
    (301) 688-0944
    (301) 688-0689 (fax)
    National Security Agency
    9800 Savage Road, Suite 6515
    Fort Meade, MD 20755-6515

  3. Lee Seitelman -- click here to see the presentation
    University of Connecticut,
    former industrial applied mathematician with 30 years' experience (as senior mathematician at Pratt & Whitney, in aerospace), 
    member of the Joint Committee on Employment Opportunities, representing SIAM

  4. David Manderscheid,
    Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  5. Emily Kessler, Society of Actuaries, --click here to see the presentation.
    Senior Fellow - Intellectual Capital
    Society of Actuaries
    Schaumburg, IL

  6. Thomas L. Mifflin Metron --click here to see the presentation
    Chief Executive Officer
    Corporate Headquarters (Reston, VA)
    1818 Library Street
    Suite 600
    Reston, VA 20190
    Voice: (703) 787-8700
    Fax: (703) 787-3518