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Resources - Mathematics

Why Study Mathematics?

How is math a part of your life? Should you focus on making math part of your future profession?
You may find the follwing information useful. Feel free to share your thoughts with us.

Summer Opportunities in Pure and Applied Mathematics

Is it late Fall? It is probably time to start thinking about what you are doing next summer - it is never too early! If you think you might want to try out a math-oriented job, consider the information provided below.


After College:

So it turns out you love math! You've taken some math classes in high school. Perhaps you are already in college and have taken some college-level math. You can't see yourself not doing math... Now what? Can you make a career out of mathematics? What can people do with their mathematical training?

  • For Prospective Mathematicians Career information for students considering further studies of mathematics, particularly graduate school. Information provided by the American Mathematical Society.
  • MAA Career Page Resource similar to above, provided by the Mathematical Association of America.
  • SIAM Profiles of Professional Applied Mathematicians This page is a resource of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. It is particularly useful for students with applied and/or interdisciplinary interests.
  • Math for America Foundation Interested in teaching math after college? Explore the opportunities currently available, part of a nation-wide initiative aimed at enhancing high school mathematics and science education in the United States.
  • Society of Actuarial Scientists Do you like probablility and statistics? See how actuaries use the theory that you see in our courses on a daily basis.
  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.