Mathematics and Computer Science

Transferable Skills that Mathematics and Computer Science majors develop:
In addition to the specific subject matter that Mathematics majors learn, they acquire many skills that can easily transfer to any subject matter.  The following is a list of transferable skills that Mathematics majors develop:

Trouble shooting
Logical thinking
Designing experiments
Computing numerically
Handling and organizing information
Technical skills
Problem solving
Analyzing and interpreting data
Systematizing skills  
Critical thinking
Collaborating as a team
Advanced quantitative skills  
Working with computers

Possible job titles for Mathematics and Computer Science majors:
Environmental Planner
Financial Analyst
Operations Researcher
Statistical Analyst
Systems Analyst

Types of employers:
Business & Industry
Educational Institutions
Engineering Firms
Government Agencies
Insurance Companies
Investment Firms
Market-Research Departments and Firms
Publishing Companies
Research and Development Firms
Technical Journals
Test Development Corporations
Utility Companies
Weather Bureaus and Companies

Career Library Resources

Great Jobs for Computer Science Majors, by Jan Goldberg

Visit the HSC Mathematics and Computer Science web page or catalogue!

Other sources of information:
Career counselors and faculty members are great resources.  Visit the Career Development Office early and often, and make time to talk to professors in your major and related fields.  Ask at the Career Development Office for help locating Hampden-Sydney alums in career fields that interest you and set up informational interviews with them.  Professional associations are excellent sources of career and employment information, and many of them have websites.  Surf the internet, keeping in mind that many colleges and universities have websites for their Career Centers and for each academic major, many of which include career and employment information as well as links to professional associations and other useful websites.  Contact the following organizations and websites for more information:

American Mathematical Society

American Society for Information Science and Technology

American Statistical Association

Be an Actuary

MAA Student Page

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics