There are few undergraduate degrees which rival mathematics in the diversity of rewarding job options. These include the following:
- Insurance companies hire mathematicians on actuarial and other analyst positions.
- Quantitative Finance and Financial Engineering offers numerous opportunities involving fairly deep mathematical concepts.
- Operations Researchers help organizations, businesses, and government find efficient solutions to organizational and strategic planning questions, including scheduling and distribution problems, resource allocation, facilities design, and forecasting.
- Mathematicians are frequently employed in Information Technology positions. In particular, mathematical knowledge is essential for work in information security and cryptography.
- Statisticians are employed by large organizations and work in research and development divisions from academia to industry to analyze data from surveys and experiments.
- Education offers a wide field of employment ranging from secondary school teachers to university professors.
- There are job opportunities in Engineering Mathematics in sectors from aerospace engineering and petroleum engineering to a wide range of other engineering disciplines.
- Mathematicians pursue academic careers at research institutes or universities.
The Career Services Center (CSC) as well as the Jacobs Alumni Office help students in their career development. The CSC provides students with high quality training and coaching in CV creation, cover letter formulation, interview preparation, effective presenting, business etiquette and employer research as well as in many other aspects, thus helping students identify and follow up rewarding careers after their time at Jacobs University. Furthermore, the Alumni Office helps students establish a long-lasting and worldwide network which comes in handy when exploring job options in academia, industry, and elsewhere.