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Careers in Business, Entrepreneurship, Government, Industry and NonProfits (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.

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.

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.

BEGIN Career Center at JMM 2023

The BEGIN Career Center 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 2023, it will be hosted at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston, MA. 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 opens August 30th.


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.