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Explore this Major

Learn more about a major in mathematicsAll liberal arts degrees help CLA students develop their Core Career Competencies, and mathematics majors develop specific skills that are applicable to lots of different careers. These skills include strong quantitative reasoning abilities, strong problem-solving, analytical and logical reasoning, and developing an independent, self-motivated work ethic.

Students who take the SuperStrong Interest Inventory receive a three-letter interest code, which identifies their top three areas of interest, work activities, potential skills, and personal values. The interest code "ICR" is often associated with this major, however, the SuperStrong assessment can help you understand how your interests connect to a variety of majors and career options. You can learn more about common employer types and occupations associated with this major. You can also see CLA specific examples of alumni careers below.

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Alumni Career Examples

Below is a small sampling of what alumni with this major have pursued, organized by the most common career fields they go into (although keep in mind that there are alumni in all eight of the career fields). You can also utilize the LinkedIn's Alumni Tool and the Maroon and Gold Network to further explore alumni career pathways and connect directly with professionals.

Click to expand each gray box below for opportunities pursued by alumni in this major! 

Business

Note: *Asterisks denote that further education and/or training is often required

Internships

  • Intercontinental Logistics Officer Intern - Divino
  • Import/Export Analyst Intern - Citic Pacific Special Steel Holdings
  • Intern - Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Human Capital Analyst Intern - United Health Care
  • Procurement Analyst Intern - Coca-Cola Company
  • Risk Assessment Research Intern - Minnesota Historical Society
  • Intern - Zhejin Trust
  • Summer Intern - FXCM
  • Actuarial Intern - Austin Mutual Insurance Company
  • Investment Banking Department Summer Intern - Bank of China International
  • Finance Intern - UBS
  • Actuarial Intern - Deloitte
  • Actuarial Intern - China Pacific Life Insurance Co., Ltd.
  • Advisory Finance Intern - PwC
  • Business Analyst Intern - Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
  • EVS Intern - KPMG
  • Product Management Intern - American Family Insurance
  • Actuarial Intern - The Standard
  • Actuarial Intern - Allianz Life
  • Actuarial Intern - Millman, Inc.
  • Actuarial Intern - PwC
  • Summer Intern - Aon Hewitt
  • Advisory Intern - Gao Feng Advisory Company
  • Actuary Intern, Security Health Plan

Entry-Level

  • Research Assistant - Minnesota Population Center
  • Analyst - Goldman Sachs
  • Actuarial Intern - Travelers
  • Actuarial Analyst - Van Iwaarden Associates
  • Financial Analyst - Wells Fargo
  • Actuarial Analyst - Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
  • Associate, Actuarial Analyst - Swiss Re
  • Actuarial Analyst - Aon Hewitt
  • Operations Analyst - Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
  • Actuarial Assistant - CNO Financial Group
  • Actuarial Associate - PwC
  • Actuarial Associate - Aon Hewitt

Experienced

  • Senior Actuarial Analyst - Van Iwaarden Associates
  • Actuarial Risk Analyst - Aon
  • Actuarial Analyst II - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Assistant Vice President - Citi

Graduate Programs

  • MS, Statistical and Economic Modeling - Duke University
  • Information Technology Certificate - University of Minnesota
  • MA, Economics - Tufts University
  • MA, Statistics - Columbia University
  • MS, Actuarial Science - Temple University
Tech

Note: *Asterisks denote that further education and/or training is often required

Internships

  • IT Intern - Travelers
  • Production Technician - Sensonix, Inc.
  • Software Engineering Intern, CyberOptics
  • Applications Developer Intern, Rightpoint
  • Student Intern, Minnesota Population Center

Entry-Level

  • TECDP Associate - Cigna
  • Associate Technology Consultant - DuCharme, McMillen & Associates

Experienced

  • Senior Technology Consultant - DuCharme, McMillen & Associates
  • Manager, Tax Technology - DuCharme, McMillen & Associates

Graduate Programs

  • MS, Statistical and Economic Modeling - Duke University
  • Information Technology Certificate - University of Minnesota
  • MA, Economics - Tufts University
  • MA, Statistics - Columbia University
  • MS, Actuarial Science - Temple University

 

The College of Liberal Arts Career Services and the University of Minnesota has no control or responsibility for the: (a) quality or safety of any experiential learning opportunity/position descriptions or (b) the application, hiring practices, or EEO/AA status of any of the organizations listed here. We encourage students to use precaution when applying to, interviewing at, or participating in volunteer, internship, job, or research programs outside of the University. These opportunities are not affiliated with the University of Minnesota and have not been fully vetted.