Career Resources by Discipline/Major

Mathematics & Actuarial Science Risk Management

What can I do with this Discipline/major?

Common Career Titles for Mathematics from the Occupational Outlook Handbook:
Financial Analyst
High School Teachers
Media Buyer
Operations Research
Rate Analyst
Risk Analyst
Senior Budget Analyst
Systems Engineer
Teacher - Elementary, Middle and Secondary
Teacher – Post Secondary
Value Engineer

Additional Resources - Careers for Mathematics Majors

Vault Downloadable Guides Vault Guide to Library Careers

  • Vault Guide to Actuarial Careers

Follow these instructions to download the guides listed above:

  1. Log in to (The first time you log in, you will need to follow the "New to Career Insider?" instructions. You must use your TU email address to create an account
  2. Click on the "Guides" tab on the far right
  3. Click on "All Guides (A to Z)" and scroll through the list to find the title you want.
  4. Click the "View Guide" button to access the guide

Internships and Research Opportunities

Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources.

TU Mathematics Department Internship Coordinator(s):

  • Actuarial Science and Risk Management Concentration: Dr. Ohoe Kim

Research/Internship Opportunities:

Careers and Jobs

The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Career Mentor Database) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.


The sample resumes are provided for your information. We encourage you to look at the resume sample for your major in addition to the other samples that are included in our resume sample database.

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview, you’ll also want to review common interview questions (PDF) asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the Interview Skills section of the Career Center’s Web site. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

  • Other than textbooks, what math books/journals have you read in the last year?
  • Who is your favorite mathematician? Why?
  • How would you figure out the number of mosquitos/gas stations/grains of sand/etc. in the world?
  • Share your experience and comfort level with programs/applications (i.e., SAS, Excel, etc.).

Professional Associations

Professional associations offer many benefits to students, often including reduced-price membership, mentorship programs, “careers in…” information, job and internship listings, field-related conferences and publications, and much more. Be sure to check out sections on the associations’ websites related to students, education, careers, etc.

Related Towson University Student Organizations:




The Career Center
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Call to schedule an appointment.
Express Hours Fall and Spring Semester: Monday – Thursday, 1 - 4 p.m.
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Phone: 410-704-2233
Fax: 410-704-3459

Department of Mathematics

Academic Advising

Study Abroad

Career Mentor Database

Related Student Groups

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Learn more about careers in mathematics by visiting the career resource library.

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