Mathematics & Actuarial Science Risk Management

What can I do with this discipline/major?

For helpful resources on your career opportunities, explore the “What Can I Do with This Major” guides for mathematics.

Some common career titles for this major include:

  • Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Astronomer
  • Cartographer
  • Cryptographer
  • Engineer
  • Financial Analyst
  • High School Teachers
  • Mathematician
  • Media Buyer
  • Operations Research
  • Physicist
  • Professor
  • Rate Analyst
  • Risk Analyst
  • Statistician
  • Senior Budget Analyst
  • Systems Engineer
  • Teacher - Elementary, Middle and Secondary
  • Teacher – Post Secondary
  • Value Engineer

For additional career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations, visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Additional Resources

Careers in Mathematics

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. For more information, email , actuarial science/risk management internship coordinator.

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 Tiger Mentor Network) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.

Sample Resumes and Interview Questions

For major specific resume samples, we encourage you to look at the Sample Math Resume (PDF) in addition to our Sample Resume 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 website. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

 Interview Questions

  • 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.

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