Becoming a Mathematician

How do you go from passionate, math-loving student to career mathematician? Let us walk you through it.

Big picture:
The road to a professional mathematics career can sometimes be a long and winding one, but there are many different paths to take. Mathematicians work in a variety of fields including academia, the government, and the private sector with a variety of training from an undergraduate degree, to a masters degree, and all the way to a Ph.D.