What Can I Do with My Mathematics Major?

Overview

Mathematics is a fundamental building block of the human civilization that we know today. It plays an essential role in the sciences, as well as in engineering. It can also be an essential tool to inform the worlds of economics and business. Mathematics serves as a language and a tool for critical and analytical decision-making.

The study of mathematics provides a universal and definite set of tools that are applicable in any area where quantitative reasoning or analysis is required. This discipline teaches one how to understand patterns and structures in the world, how to seek out and utilize original sources of information, and how to make conclusions based on solid facts on which one can then expound.

Skills

The study of mathematics allows for the development of analytical and critical thinking skills that facilitates success in various professions.

Research

  • Using original sources
  • Applying theoretical approaches to research problems
  • Analyzing and interpreting statistics

Critical Thinking

  • Defining and formulating problems
  • Interpreting data and evaluating results
  • Understanding patterns and structures
  • Critical analysis of the soundness of thought process and approach
  • Careful and quantitative thinking skills

Communication

  • Computer modeling
  • Writing concisely
  • Explaining complex concepts
  • Developing precise and logical arguments
Sample Internship Opportunities
  • Auditing (e.g., Deloitte & Touche, Mizuho Capital Markets Corporation)
  • Consulting (e.g., ClusterStar KG, Accenture, KPMG, PriceWaterhouseCoopers)
  • Banking and Finance (e.g., Deutsche Bank, Bank of America Securities, FG Companies, Hudson Capitol Group)
  • Education (e.g., EnCorps Teachers Program)
  • Government (e.g., Bureau of Labor Statistics, Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency)
  • Hedge Fund Research (e.g., Two Sigma Investments, LLC)
  • Information Technology (e.g., OnDeego, World NetMedia, Avirtek, Network Technician, Apple Computer)
  • Banking and Finance (e.g., Deutsche Bank, Bank of America Securities)
  • Real Estate (e.g., ViaWest Properties LLC)

Where are Georgetown Mathematics Majors Now?

  • Physician
  • Consultant
  • Analyst, Retirement Packages
  • Quantitative Management Consultant
  • Actuary
  • Financial Analyst
  • Accountant
  • Lawyer
  • Engineer
  • Economist
  • Mathematician
  • Statistician Research Analyst
  • Teacher
  • Software Design Engineer
  • Electronic Commerce Specialist
  • Professor
  • Data Analyst
Relevant Web Sites and Publications
Professional Organizations

For information about career options, internship and full-time opportunities, contact the Career Education Center at One Leavey Center, (202) 687-3493. For more information about the major and degree requirements, contact Dr. George Benke in the Department of Mathematics at (202) 687-6219, or by email at benke@georgetown.edu.