Through our advising services, we do our best to help students develop a program of study suited to their career goals. For more specific information on finding a job upon graduation, students can avail themselves of the extensive services and resources provided by the university's office of Student Engagement and Career Development.
Some of the types of jobs or career paths of math majors are described on our Careers in Mathematics page. Information on specific careers of some of our graduates appears in our Alumni Early Career Profiles.
Below, you will find listings of job search tools, divided into two categories:
When potential employers looking to recruit UA math or SDS majors contact the Math Center, we send those notices in the weekly news email to the math and SDS major listservs. If you are a declared major, you should receive these emails every Monday during the school year. Check your spam folder for mail from firstname.lastname@example.org if you are not receiving them.
We encourage all math majors to create and maintain a resume. Please see our sample resume, available in your choice of formats below:
At some point, you will also need letters of recommendation; see our 6 tips for requesting letters of recommendation before you talk to professors.
Math for America
Math for America is a nonprofit organization with a mission to improve math education in secondary public schools in the United States by recruiting, training, and retaining outstanding mathematics teachers. Candidates must be able to make a five-year commitment to the MƒA Fellowship Program and must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. In order to meet certification requirements and earn the master's degree, applicants must complete a bachelor's degree with substantial coursework in mathematics. A minimum of 21 credits in math courses at the calculus level or higher are required.
Teach Arizona is a fast, one-year master’s degree program for people who have earned a bachelor’s degree and want to become teachers.
Arizona Teaching Fellows
The Arizona Teaching Fellows program recruits and trains teachers for high-need schools throughout Arizona.
Teach for America
Teach for America is looking for graduates in science and math to teach in underresourced schools within the United States.
MATCH Corps is an urban education service year at the MATCH Charter Public Schools in Boston, MA. The fellowship pairs post-grads with a small group of individual students in the award-winning MATCH High or Middle School. The program is in need of math majors who are interested in working for a time as inner-city math teachers (they will provide a free teacher certification program).
Noyce Scholarship Program
The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship is for students interested in teaching and graduating with a math or science major. This program provides full funding for a graduate MAT program, plus financial support and mentoring during the first four years of teaching in high-needs middle and high schools.
Volunteers in math teach basic concepts, including remedial math, geometry, algebra, statistics, probability, and calculus. Depending on your specific assignment, you might: Collaborate with local teachers to develop teaching materials and improve teaching techniques; Integrate health and environmental education into the curriculum, and support other school and community activities, such as HIV/AIDS prevention and education
How do I qualify?
- Education: To teach math, applicants can qualify with a bachelor's degree in math, computer science, or engineering; OR a degree in any discipline with a minor in math (18 semester hours); OR a degree with certification in secondary math.
- Experience: Applicants typically have at least three months of experience in tutoring or informal teaching with small groups. Classroom teaching experience is preferred.
If you are interested in the Peace Corps, consider joining the UA's Peace Corps Prep program! You can also contact the UA's Peace Corps recruiter at email@example.com, or visit our websites: https://career.arizona.edu/programs/peace-corps or http://peacecorps.gov.
Actuarial Science can be a great career path for students who enjoy probability and statistics and their applications to areas such as economics and finance. For additional information about how to prepare for a career in this area at the University of Arizona, see our Careers in Actuarial Science page.
American Mathematical Society (AMS)
The AMS maintains job listings; while most of them are for PhDs in Mathematics, but try searching (selected category "Other") to find jobs that may be available to those with a Bachelor's in Mathematics.
American Statistical Society (ASA)
The ASA also maintains job listings.
Brookhaven National Laboratory
One of ten national laboratories overseen and primarily funded by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Brookhaven National Laboratory conducts research in the physical, biomedical, and environmental sciences, as well as in energy technologies and national security. Brookhaven Lab also builds and operates major scientific facilities available to university, industry and government researchers.
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Each fall, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York recruits Research Analysts to work closely with the economists in our Research group starting the following fall. Research Analysts play an integral role in both the policy and research functions of the Research and Statistics Group, working closely with economists. Upon leaving the Fed, Research Analysts choose to pursue either graduate school (and are consistently accepted by top programs), or a wide variety of public and private sector opportunities. We seek candidates who have records of superior scholarship and academic curiosity. Research Analysts usually come from strong economics, policy, mathematics, or computer science backgrounds, though a major in one of these fields is not a necessity. Successful candidates often have previous research experience, and many are considering careers in economic research, public policy, or other related fields. Click here for a brochure.
kaggle is an online community for data scientists, and hosts a job board with opportunities in data science, machine learning, statistics, and other analytics jobs across the globe.
Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
The MAA hosts math classifieds where you can search for jobs by category (e.g. Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, etc.), post your resume, and more.
In spite of the similar name, MathJobs.org is not the same as Math-Jobs.com, above.
National Security Agency (NSA)
Nextiva is a business hosted VoIP service provider that services the United States and Canada. They hire in a variety of positions, including software engineering and quality assurance.
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
SIAM maintains job listings, and you can set up Job Alerts to notify you via email when a job is posted that fits your specific criteria.
UA Office of Student Engagement and Career Development
SECD provides a variety of resources for both current students and alumni looking for career ideas, internships and jobs. They will review your resume, help you hone your interview skills, and also assess what types of careers may best suit your interests and abilities.
The Muse is a relatively new (founded 2012) job site, with some different features from sites like Monster: it includes multimedia tools, including behind-the-scenes video of workplaces, to give job-hunters a better feel for the corporate environment. Companies that can be browsed include Dell, Facebook, McKinsey & Company, Pinterest, and Teach for America.
UA Math Alumni LinkedIn Group
The UA Math Alumni LinkedIn group is the place to post job announcements for students or alumni with math background, and also to connect/network with other alumni.