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Maths graduation

  1. Jun 17, 2006 #1
    Hi, I study maths and I've just finished my 3rd year at Uni and have 1 more year to go till I graduate. I've recently been thinking about possible career paths.

    The thing is, I've not got a clue what career path I want to take. I've been investigating typical careers involving a maths degree and from what I find, they can be categorised into finance, computing or secondary school teaching. None of them really appeal to me.

    I've tried speaking to a careers advisor about this and she didn't seem very helpful. She gave me the vague "there's lots of things you can do, you just need to research about it". Not the best response, seeing as I came to her to look for inspiration.

    Has anyone finished a maths degree, or is currently studying one, and is in a similar situation to me? They're not sure what to do after they graduate. I'd be interested in any replies.

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  3. Jun 17, 2006 #2
    well, yes, at the bachelor's level, hs teaching, finance, and computing seem to be the biggest options, but the options are not limited to those three categories. you could become an actuary, for instance.

    If you want to get into pure mathematics research then graduate school is a must. Have you considered grad school? Also, have you thought about other graduate school opportunities, like law school?
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