Career Planning for Math Majors


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Classroom presentation for mathematics students to demonstrate the various career paths they can pursue with their math degrees.

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  • Assessments to analyze interests, values, abilities, personality
    Info interviews with employers/alumni
    Online & print career industry resources
    Alumni databases: directory, linkedin, snapshots
    Student Action Sheet – to do list
    Grad school resources, timeline, exams, programs, etc.
  • Career exploration and community involvement should begin by second semester
    Assessments are available to explore career interests
    TigerJobs: employer, job, events database
    Timelines based on career goals
  • collect as much pertinent information as possible; history, mission, goals
    Assess/identify your skills, projects, and characteristics you want to communicate to your interviewer(s). Be prepare to answer questions pertaining to the content.
    Ask who you will be interviewing with; get their name and job title; research them on LinkedIn/look at the company’s website/Google their name
    Remember you are marketing a product- YOURSELF- to a potential employer
    Schedule a mock interview with a career advisor. With the practice you’ll be mentally prepared.
  • What should you consider when evaluating the job offer?
    -Is the salary fair?
    -Does the employer offer good benefits?
    -Will I have to relocate?
  • Career Planning for Math Majors

    1. 1. Career Planning for Math Majors 210.999.8321
    2. 2. Meet the CS Team Twyla Hough – Director Laura Short – Assistant Director Katie Ramirez – Assistant Director Gem Nguyen – Career Advisor Ashley McTaggart – Career Advisor Samantha Hernandez Jones – Career Services Assistant
    3. 3. Career Advising • Walk-in hours: MWF 1:30pm - 4:00pm and T/Th 10:30am - 1:00pm • Appointments : M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm • Call 999-8321 for assistance and to schedule an appointment
    4. 4. Your Career Advisor Facilitate career and major exploration Provide career advising and resources Promote networking opportunities Discuss job and internship planning Discuss graduate/professional school admissions *Gem Nguyen*
    5. 5. Major Career Video
    6. 6. Develop a Career Plan Explore your options for: – Careers – Internships – Graduate school
    7. 7. Explore Careers • Career Advisor • Faculty • Alumni − Alumni Membership Directory − LinkedIn: Trinity University Alumni Group − Career Network Chairs & Chapter Presidents
    8. 8. Research Employers – The Career Insider – Going Global – – Company websites – Google alerts – Social media, “follow” employers
    9. 9. Get Connected • Networking… − Making Connections − Professional association events − Student organization meetings − Career fairs − Career panels − Community programs − Social media
    10. 10. Get Connected • Professional Associations Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics Mathematical Association of America American Statistical Association American Mathematical Society *Internships *Undergraduate Research *Graduate Studies
    11. 11. Gain Experience • Online Internship Databases − (interns/learn) − − National Science Foundation: REU’s − TigerJobs
    12. 12. TigerJobs • Web based information system • Employer and career information – Job listings – On-campus Recruiting – Employer Database • Resume and cover letter posting • Upcoming events and interviews
    13. 13. Interview Prep 1. Research the company • 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Look at the company website Review the job description Review your resume Identify the interviewer(s) Dress appropriately PRACTICE, PRACTICE, & PRACTICE
    14. 14. Salary Negotiation • • • • NACE Salary Calculator Glassdoor Guide Indeed Salary Guide CNN Cost of Living Calculator
    15. 15. Career Advising • Walk-in hours: MWF 1:30pm - 4:00pm and T/Th 10:30am - 1:00pm • Appointments : M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm • Call 999-8321 for assistance and to schedule an appointment
    16. 16. Questions? Career Services 210-999-8321 Follow us: