Some people intending to study mathematics have a definite career path in mind; many do not. A degree in mathematics allows you to keep your options open. Sites with helpful information include:
- The University Careers Service, which has a mathematics section that outlines many of the different career options available to mathematicians, and includes advice on applications, etc.
- The Institute of Mathematics, which both runs a dedicated website called Maths Careers, and has a Careers section on its main site.
In addition, the results of a Sutton Trust report produced in December 2014 on Earning by Degrees may be of interest. That report examined the effect of degree subject, University, etc. on salaries 6 months and 3 years and 6 months after graduation.
Locally we have these opportunities for career development:
- Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities
- Post Masters Placement Scheme (PMP)
- Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Placements (PMP-PhD)
The Faculty maintains a number of mailing lists for course and job adverts for students studying the Mathematical Tripos, namely
|Mailing List||Adverts for|
|masters-opportunities||Masters courses (archive)|
|phd-opportunities||PhD places, studentships, scholarships, etc. (archive)|
|pg-opportunities||Postdocs and other post-PhD academic positions (archive)|
|job-opportunities||Permanent positions (not covered by pg-opportunities) (archive)|
|temporary-job-opportunities||Temporary positions (archive)|
- Posting Adverts
- If you wish to post an advert to a list then please email the advert to firstname.lastname@example.org, preferably indicating to which list or lists you would like the advert circulated. Please do not email the lists directly (the lists are moderated, and your advert will be rejected).
- Cambridge students and alumni can subscribe to these lists. The initial subscriptions for Cambridge mathematics students are as follows.
- At the start of Part IA, students are subscribed to temporary-job-opportunities.
- At the start of Part II, students are additionally subscribed to masters-opportunities, phd-opportunities and job-opportunities.
- At the start of Part III and Masters courses, students are subscribed to phd-opportunities, job-opportunities and temporary-job-opportunities.
- At the start of a PhD, students are subscribed to pg-opportunities, job-opportunities and temporary-job-opportunities.
- If you wish to subscribe to a list, or to re-subscribe to a list, then click on one of the above active links; however, since membership of the lists is moderated, in order to streamline administration please heed the following advice.
- Cambridge students (mathematical or not) are very strongly advised to subscribe using a Cambridge email address of the form CRSid@cam.ac.uk, where CRSid is your Common Registration Service identifier. Such addresses should be approved rapidly, and the use of a CRSid@cam.ac.uk address should ensure that the mailing list software does not get confused if you need to authenticate using Raven.
Cambridge alumni (mathematical or not) are requested to use their @cantab.net or @college.cantab.net or @cantabgold.net address (see www.cantab.net, noting that a forwarding address is free). Such addresses should be approved rapidly. Alternatively you can subscribe with the autoreply address generated by mail to your @cam address; in this case, as well as subscribing to a list, you should also email your CRSid to email@example.com.
New subscribers receive emails in digest form (one email containing many emails). You can change this option via the list information page (go to your personal lists page, click on the list name and then click on the button labelled 'Unsubscribe or edit options'). To receive emails as they are sent turn the digest option off, to switch the digests to plain text, turn that option on.
- Each mailing from the lists includes instructions as to how to unsubscribe.