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. 

BIG Math Network Industry Connection Series

This series features interactive 'office hours' with mathematical scientists working in industry, connecting students in all levels of the mathematical sciences directly with industry members who can answer student-generated questions. Attendance is free, but space is limited. Stay tuned for an announcement for the next series. 

AMS BIG Career Development Workshops

Providing networking, informational sessions with BIG people in other career and job-search activities. These occur online and in conjunction with sectional meetings.

BIG Career Data



A study of career arcs of two mathematical sciences PhD cohorts is under way in collaboration with SIAM. One preliminary finding is that a quarter of those graduating in 2006-07 now work in BIG environments. Many of those jobs are in financial services, pharmaceuticals, and defense, as indicated in this figure.

BIG Career Center JMM 2020​​​

BIG Career Center at JMM 2022

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

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

The JMM is the largest mathematics meeting in the world, and in 2022, it will be hosted at the Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA. Industry representatives who sign up for time slots at the BIG Career Center will be able to network and provide information about their organizations. 

The BIG Idea

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


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 activities.