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6 Stats To Kickoff Your Quantitative Career Job Search on Pi Day

The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) is proud to support mathematicians, students, and enthusiasts who are interested in careers that use math. Mathematics coursework prepares graduates to become creative analytical thinkers who put their quantitative skills to use. 

These quantitative skills are now basic requirements for most jobs in the future, especially for STEM careers that use math. As noted by the White House, creative, analytical thinkers with robust mathematical capabilities will be sought to fill the forecasted 1 million STEM graduates needed by 2022. 

6 Things You Forgot to Include on Your Resume

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.

Math Opens the Doors to the Universe

Robert StewartWhen Robert Stewart first enlisted in the army, he did not imagine his life would be be centered on mathematics. For the beginning of his career, Stewart was a flight instructor and flew helicopters in Vietnam. Then, everything changed when he was sent to the Army’s Guided Missile Systems Officer Course, a program centered around applied mathematics.

Restocking Fish in the Ocean with Math

Fish provide an important source of protein in the U.S. and the world. It is important to manage the oceans well so that global economies can maximize the amount of fish that can be sustainably harvested. In graduate school, Allison DeLong learned quantitative ecology can help oceanographers and resource managers better manage ocean wildlife populations.