Careers in Mathematics and Statistics

Mount Holyoke's Lynk Universal Application Funding (UAF) initiative offers internship funding for one domestic or international internship to every student that has secured a qualified summer internship or research position.

Advising

  • Explore possibilities with your faculty advisor. Your professors can also help you with advice on career questions in their field of expertise.
  • Define your goals and develop search strategies. Career Advisors at the Career Development Center (CDC) are here to help you develop strategies to find jobs and internships, improve your resume and cover letters, and access resources.
  • Learn how to conduct informational interviews with people working in the field and find alumnae through the Alumnae Association Career DirectoryThey can provide valuable guidance when considering career options, including internships, jobs and graduate school.

Resources

  • American Mathematical Society: The AMS provides a Careers and Employment page with job listings, career profiles, and job sites for math or statistics majors.
  • Association for Women in Mathematics: Great articles about mathematics career paths and links for career websites, job postings, and information on grants and scholarship programs.
  • Students and alumnae who studied this major or are working in the industry can provide valuable guidance when considering career options, including internships, jobs, and graduate school.  Use the MHC Intern Network to connect with MHC students and recent alumnae who have held internships. Search by major, location, position, or employer.
  • GoinGlobal provides country-specific career information, expert advice, and insider tips for finding employment opportunities at home and abroad. Log in with your Handshake account.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: Maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor, this online database gives a detailed description of various fields/occupations including interpreters & translators, social scientists, teachers, and international business consultants.
  • Buzzfile and Vault Career Insider are useful tools available through the CDC for in-depth career research into specific areas of interest.
Math Statistics
  • American Statistical Association: Browse the ASA Career Center page for information on industries that employ statisticians, jobs and internships, and lots of free brochures! 

Examples of internships and Jobs in Math

Students with this major have completed internships and/or jobs at:

  • Custom Analytics
  • Mercer Health & Benefits
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • Winooski Valley Park District
  • Various Public and Private Schools
  • Traveler’s Insurance Co.
  • Institutional Investor News
  • Horizon Actuarial Services, LLC
  • John Hancock Financial Services
  • The Boston Globe
  • Bulgarian American Credit Bank
  • MassMutual Financial (also Insurance)
  • Principle Profit Management, Inc.
  • International Creative Management

Great positions for students with this major:

  • Data Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Computer Systems Engineer
  • Actuary/Actuarial Analyst
  • Marketing Analyst/Director
  • Teacher
  • College/University Instructor/Professor
  • Director of a Non-Profit Organization
  • Benefits Manager
  • Research Assistant/Director
  • Financial Analyst

Examples of internships and Jobs in Statistics

Students with this major have completed internships and/or jobs at:

  • Barclay’s Capital
  • OECD
  • Children’s Hospital Boston
  • DM-STAT, Inc.
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Deutsche Asset Management NY
  • Haitong Securities
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Casyst Limited
  • Mapi Values

Great positions for students with this major:

  • Statistician
  • Research/Study Coordinator
  • Statistical Programmer
  • Biostatistician
  • Finance Associate
  • Risk Analyst
  • Actuary
  • Bookkeeper
  • Government Statistician
  • Institutional Research Director
  • Consultant
  • Athletics Statistician