BIG

 

Here's what's happening:

BIG Career Center in the Exhibit Hall at the JMM

Map Wednesday–Saturday
January 15–19, 2020
Colorado Convention Center
Booths 938 & 940

Students and others contemplating a career in a BIG setting can talk face to face with mathematicians working in BIG settings. Job seekers can share their resumes for viewing by employers.

AMS BIG Career Development and Job Search Workshops
 

The AMS BIG Career Development (ABCD) Workshops at AMS sectional meetings provide networking, informational sessions with BIG people, resume consultations, and other activities.

ABCD Workshops are being planned for the Spring 2020 Southeastern and Eastern Sectionals. More information coming soon.

Read about the BIG Career Development workshop held at the University of Wisconsin--Madison in conjunction with the AMS sectional meeting.

 

Other Projects

Seeking AMS-SIAM Student Media Fellows. Host webinars & interview mathematicians.
In collaboration with SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) we?re producing a series of webinars for graduate students interested in learning about career possibilities in BIG settings (business, entrepreneurship, industry, government, nonprofits, etc.). These webinars will include live interviews with mathematicians who work in these arenas, conducted by SIAM-AMS Student Media Fellows.
This is a great opportunity for those who like to connect with others, communicate, and ask great questions about careers. Interested? Read details and apply: AMS-SIAM Student Media Fellow program. We are looking for Fellows who are passionate about industry careers and who have a talent for connecting with people both in person and through online media. Fellows will receive interview and media training through WHYY in Philadelphia, travel support to conduct interviews, and a great deal of valuable professional experience. Deadline is October 14, 2019 (extended from September 30).
BIG Career Data
BIG
We're currently gathering data on career arcs of 1,300 PhD mathematicians who graduated 10 years ago. We expect to make this data available in 2020. Preliminary findings indicate that nearly 25% of the graduates from a decade ago now work in BIG environments. This work is in collaboration with SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics).
 
 
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 BIG 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 Tondeur-supported activities.