Math - From Classroom to Career Senior Year
The department runs a very successful colloquium series, offering about three talks each semester. Mathematics majors are required to attend at least five of these talks over the span of their last two years at Fairfield.
Talk to favorite professors about possible supervised research projects you might do in an area of interest to you. Students have the opportunity to present their results in various venues. See the department chair, or ask your faculty research advisor, for more information.
As a senior mathematics major you may have an opportunity to serve an internship in a public or private agency where you will get career-related experience under supervision. You can earn credit for these experiences during the academic year or during the summer, provided that you complete an academic component specified by your academic advisor. Insurance companies are particularly interested in summer interns. Talk to your professors or the department chair for details.
Line Up References
Finalize 3+ professors from Mathematics and elsewhere who might serve as professional references for you. Discuss your future plans with them and ask for guidance.
A number of Fairfield graduates take their interest in mathematics to a higher level. Graduates of recent years have earned advanced degrees from such institutions as The University of California at Santa Barbara, Columbia University, Cornell University, The University of Maryland, New York University, North Carolina State University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Others attend Fairfield's master's program in mathematics.
Mathematics Center and Tutoring Opportunities
The Mathematics Center hires some of our stronger mathematics students as tutors. In addition, the department keeps a list of students who are interested in doing private tutoring, often outside of the University. If you are interested in either opportunity, contact the department chair.
Pi Mu Epsilon is the national mathematics honor society. The Fairfield University Connecticut Beta chapter was chartered in 1986. The purpose of PME is the promotion of scholarly activity in mathematics. Students are invited to membership based upon their outstanding academic achievements in mathematics. PME sponsors several mathematical activities throughout the year. Contact: Dr. Joan Weiss at (203) 254-4000 ext. 2223 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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