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Kris Fowler
Librarian for Mathematics

Planning a scientific career in industry : strategies for graduates and academics

Book
Author: Mohanty, Sanat S.
Year: 2010
Call Number: UM TC Wilson Library (Q147 .M56 2010 )

101 careers in mathematics

Book
Author: Andrew Sterrett, ed. Mathematical Association of America.
Year: 2002
Call Number: Mathematics Library Reference QA10.5 .A15x 2002

Various real people describe the role a math degree plays in their careers. Also contains articles on seeking out and interviewing for a math-related job.

She does math! : real-life problems from women on the job

Book
Author: Marla Parker, editor. Mathematical Association of America
Year: 1995
Call Number: UM TC Mathematics Library Reference (QA27.5 .S53 1995)

Discussion of math problems arising in various individuals' careers, plus biographical profiles. Interesting for math majors regardless of gender.

Careers in Math

Online Website
Author: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

A guide to careers in applied mathematics and computational science: What's out there for someone with my interests and background? Where can I work? Where are the up-and-coming job opportunities? How should I pursue my studies? Who are the people working in industry today?

Be an Actuary : a Career without Boundaries

Online Website
Author: Society of Actuaries and the Casualty Actuarial Society

Articles, news, scholarship and study info, even videos about actuaries.

What Do Mathematicians Do?

Online Website
Author: American Mathematical Society

Articles, links to biographical and inspirational sources, plus data on mathematics as a profession.

The Chicago guide to your career in science : a toolkit for students and postdocs

Book
Author: Bloomfield, V.A.,El-Fakahany, E.E.
Year: 2008
Call Number: Walter Sci/Eng Library Books (Level F) (Q147 .B56 2008)

Includes chapters on the dissertation project, effective teaching, writing the dissertation, journal articles and grant proposals, scientific meeting participation, and job searching.