Finding the best location to build a new healthcare facility is a challenge for many communities. Mercy Health, a primary healthcare provider in Youngstown, Ohio, needed to find the best place for their new facility, a location that would be convenient for the patients they were treating. What may be surprising is who Mercy Health turned to for help with this challenge: a team of undergraduate mathematics students.
Networking is a popular buzzword in the working world, but what is it, and why should students start in college? Networking means using the contacts in your life to help get career advice, tips on job openings, and even referrals. Studies show that 60 to 90 percent of jobs are found as a result of personal contacts (friends, relatives, and other connections), so networking is advantageous and should begin in your college career.
Here are five ways to start networking as an undergraduate:
Students with mathematics degrees are already setting themselves apart in the job market, but there are even more opportunities for a math student to become a desirable employee before even graduating.
For those who are interested in a mathematical career solving problems in industry, take advantage of these opportunities to build your resume while you are an undergraduate:
Job Posted: July 21, 2017
The Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA) invites applications for a one-year post-doctoral position (renewable) with a monthly stipend of BRL 8.900,00 (after taxes). The position is intended for young researchers working on Applied Mathematics. Applications focusing on mathematical methods for solving problems of interest to some productive sector in Brazil are particularly welcome. Candidates with doctorates in other Mathematics areas are encouraged to apply.
You have done all the work, put in the practice, and now the time has come to present your research at MAA MathFest in Chicago. Whether you are presenting a poster or giving an oral presentation, this is your time to shine, and make sure you are noticed by other mathematicians.
Here are 5 suggestions to use your presentation to leverage your networking and professional relationships.
Whether you are writing applications to graduate school, applying for tech jobs, or deciding on your next professional steps, MAA MathFest in Chicago July 26-29, 2017 is the perfect place to strengthen your network.
Q&A with Deanna Haunsperger, MAA President
Mathematics professor Deanna Haunsperger of Carleton College in Northfield, MN is the new president of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). As president of the MAA, Haunsperger leads the world’s largest community of mathematicians, students, and enthusiasts. We are thrilled to have Haunsperger answer our questions about her career as a mathematician and educator, and what she hopes to accomplish for the mathematics community.
As you begin to piece together information for your resume, it can be a lot to keep track of dates of employment, responsibilities at each position, and of course, your achievements. However, a resume shouldn’t simply be a detailed list of your work history. Here’s a list of additional information for your resume that’s critical to catch the eye of a potential employer.