Mathematics Internships & Careers
Math faculty are here to advise you about opportunities you can take advantage of while you are a Marymount student and what you can do to prepare for your future career and/or graduate studies.
Marymount’s Center for Career Development can help you prepare for your internship and job search, polish your résumé, and practice your interviewing skills. If you are thinking about going to graduate school, Marymount’s DISCOVER Center is available to help you with tips about applying for and thriving in your graduate-study pursuits.
Here are some links you can explore for internships, jobs, research programs, and conference opportunities:
- The American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, the American Statistical Association, the Society of Actuaries, and the Society for Mathematical Biology are great sources of information.
- The National Science Foundation Summer Research Programs for Undergraduates lists opportunities in many mathematics and science disciplines. These programs pay for students to study instead of work in the summer, and students who have attended these have loved them!
- The United States Intelligence Community site gives information about how to find work in the intelligence community. U.S. citizens are being actively recruited in several disciplines.
- The Association of Women in Mathematics offers a careers page, a jobs board, and a list of workshops and summer programs for students – many of them are exclusively for women.
- The Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics maintains a site with links about opportunities for Math majors.
- The National Security Agency lists summer opportunities there. You must be a U.S. citizen. Since a security clearance is required, applications are due at the end of October.
- Be an Actuary provides information about becoming an actuary.
- Marymount Mathematics majors have also completed internships at the Census Bureau, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the National Security Agency.
- We also have information about biomathematics-specific graduate programs in an article we wrote for the Society of Mathematical Biology.
Examples of what Marymount Math alumni have done:
- Several alums work for Deloitte as actuarial consultants.
- One alum manages a team that troubleshoots financial software for the government at CGI-AMS.
- Another alum works at Mitre, an independent, nonprofit corporation engaged in scientific and technical activities for various government organizations.
- Several alums are working as actuaries for the government’s Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
- Some alums have gone on to pursue graduate studies at:
- Auburn University
- Florida State University
- Johns Hopkins University
- North Carolina State University
- The University of Illinois at Chicago
- The University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- The University of Notre Dame