The University of Arizona

Alumni Early Career Profiles

A frequently asked question is: What can one do with a undergraduate degree in mathematics or statistics, besides teach? The profiles below provide ample evidence for the utility of an undergraduate degree in the mathematical sciences. Some of our graduates choose to join the workforce immediately, while others pursue advanced degrees in engineering, the sciences, or professions such as law, medicine, or dentistry. And of course, education/academia is an option too!

Some of the employers that have hired our recent graduates (as of 2022) include: Epic, Bank of America, Honeywell, Vanguard, DocuSign, Raytheon, USAA, and General Motors, to name a few.

We encourage students to read over the profiles and reflect on the many opportunities that are available.

Name Major (Math/SDS) Degree for Math/SDS major Sector Graduation Year
Abrielle Agron Math AND SDS BS Finance and Insurance 2021
Rene Bernal  Engineering Mathematics BSEMA Manufacturing 2006
CIA Employee Engineering Mathematics BSEMA Government 20XX
Christopher Elofson Math BS Manufacturing 2005
Melissa Ann Green Math BS Manufacturing 2003
Victoria Sanders Math BS Business / Finance 2019
Pavla Senkyrikova Math BS Health Care and Social Assistance 2006
Andrew Somers  Math BS Finance and Insurance 2010
Monica Vasquez Math BS Education / Academia 2003

The profiles above were created as a part of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) Early Career Profile Network. Unfortunately, the funding for the project ran out, and the web page on the AMS site has been taken down. However, a couple of the other institutions still have profiles posted, and we encourage you to browse them through the links below. The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) website also has a variety of career profiles that may be of interest, and the sites and are additional excellent resources for career information.

Institution Industry Sectors 
University of California - Berkeley  Finance and Insurance
Management of companies and enterprises
Virginia Tech    Education
Finance and insurance
Information Technology

While much may have changed in the world since the following students graduated, you may still find value in looking at these older UArizona Math Department profiles:

Name Major (Math/SDS) Degree for Math/SDS major Sector Graduation Year
Autumn Carlton Math BS Manufacturing 2001
Philip Hughes Math BS Other Science and Technology 2002
Carolyn Lanser Math BS Manufacturing 1999
Rebekah Madrigal Math BS Government 2002
David Morales Math BS Other Science and Technology 2001
Todd Murphey Math BS Education / Academia 1997
Keith Schon Math BS Information Technology 1997
Jennifer Smith Math BS Education / Academia 1995
Britt Zitterkopf Math BA Manufacturing 2002