The IMA has a website on careers in mathematics called Maths Careers.
The site aims to help everyone associate maths with the real world and features a wide range of people using maths in their work, from theatre design to climate change modelling and designing computer games, along with clear links to finding out more about these careers.
It has themes including Environment, Health & Society, Business & Money, Entertainment, Science & Technology and Sport. Each theme is divided into age groups, with a range of regularly changing topical articles to enthuse and excite young people about maths in the world around us.
There are sections for teachers and careers advisers with a wide range of downloadable resources and maths activities and quizzes, together with links to other great resources – all suitable for use in the classroom or at home to enthuse and inform about maths. In addition it has an I Love Maths section containing material showing the beauty and elegance of maths, with a bit of added humour.
The site is managed by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications on behalf of the maths community, and contains much more than the importance and relevance of maths in careers.
Further Advice for Mathematicians to Advance their Career
- Clement W. Jones Lecture Careers in Mathematics [ppt]
- Careers for Mathematicians an article by Sue Briault which appeared in Mathematics Today and includes some useful careers advice targeted to mathematics students. [PDF]
- The IMA Careers Advice Booklet Careers Advice for the Mathematics Undergraduates [PDF]
- The Skills Transformer website provides science, technology, engineering and maths students with a structure to help them recognise, write about and talk about their skills: transforming them from dormant experiences to useful, persuasive evidence. Skills Transformer was created by Tania Lyden at The University of Reading as part of a project funded by HEFCE through the National HE STEM programme.