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Bachelor of Science - Undergraduate Program

Career Perspectives

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.

Jessica Fintzen

Mathematics | 2011
Nationality: German


The springboard for her career was her mathematics studies at Jacobs University, where she completed her bachelor’s degree in 2011. “That was great,” she says, “because Jacobs University is an English-medium university and international. The relationship with the professors is very close, the groups are small and the fellow students are very good, which is an additional motivating factor.” She then moved to the US to study for her doctorate at Harvard University and was employed as a Postdoctoral Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan and at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, where Albert Einstein was once a professor.

Alumni Gallery

Graduates of Jacobs University follow a variety of career paths all over the world – may it be a professional or academic career or even the leap into entrepreneurship.

We want to share with you some of the exciting stories of our alumni.

Read what they have to say about the Jacobs experience and how it helped them personally and professionally.

Career Services Center

Today’s business world requires disciplinary knowledge from graduates as well as the ability to apply this knowledge. Career-related services at Jacobs University provide information, counseling and training, networks, and events. Jacobs University’s students participate in trainings on project management, business communication, job interview skills, and more. Digital job and internship portfolios help students to prepare for their career.

Contact the Career Services Center for more information
Email: csc [at]
Phone: +49 421 200-4225

Alumni Association

Studying at Jacobs University gives you connections – often for your whole life.

The JACOBS UNIVERSITY BREMEN ALUMNI ASSOCIATION E.V. was founded in 2004 by the first generation of graduates. Since then, around 4,500 students have obtained their degrees from Jacobs University.

Contact the Jacobs Alumni Relations Office
Email: alumni [at]
Phone: +49 421 200-4238