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Careers in Business, Entrepreneurship, Government, Industry, and Nonprofit (BEGIN)

People with mathematical training can flourish in Business, Entrepreneurship, Government, Industry, and Nonprofit careers — where teamwork, collaboration, communication, problem-solving, and different perspectives are key.

Connect with BEGIN professionals and discover an array of careers waiting for your mathematical experience.

BEGIN Career Booth at JMM 2024

The BEGIN Career Booth in the exhibit area of the Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM) provides a physical space for exchange between:

  • Business, Entrepreneurship, Government, Industry and Nonprofit employers
  • Talented, energetic, in-training and practicing mathematical scientists looking for information about BEGIN jobs

The JMM is the largest mathematics meeting in the world, and in 2024, it will be hosted at the Moscone North/South, Moscone Center, San Francisco, California.  Industry representatives who sign up for time slots at the BEGIN Career Center will be able to network and provide information about their organizations. Registration for the 2024 Joint Mathematics Meetings is now open. Email BEGIN Careers with questions.

Register for the 2024 AMS Career Fair and get a free hour in the BEGIN Booth to further spotlight the role of mathematics and mathematicians in your field.  Need to interview candidates?  Purchase a table at the Employment Center and interview on-site in compliance with the AMS Policy on a Welcoming Environment.

Talking BIG Jobs Live Interviews

In collaboration with SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) we're producing a series of interactive, web-based interviews by graduate students, for all in the mathematical community who are interested in career possibilities in business, industry, government, and nonprofit settings. One of the Tondeur Fellows hosts these interviews in a live, call-in style webinar format. This is a free event.

AMS BEGIN (formerly BIG) Career Development Workshops

BEGIN Workshops provide networking informational sessions with BEGIN people in other career and job-search activities. These occur online and in conjunction with sectional meetings.


Our work is funded in part by a generous gift from Philippe and Claire-Lise Tondeur. Philippe Tondeur has long worked to connect rising mathematicians with BEGIN career opportunities and we are pleased to use his support in conjunction with SIAM, MAA, ASA, and other participants of the BIG Math Network which coordinates these activities.