2019 Careers for Mathematicians Event

How to get the best from this careers event This Careers Service event provides opportunities for networking with practitioners . You will need to swipe your University Card (or quote your crsid) for statistical purposes. Do your research in advance as a range of areas where able mathematicians are likely to find interesting and challenging roles are represented, including actuarial work, logistics, software, teaching, tech consultancy and technology start-ups. Use the event programme , often live at the start of Michaelmas term, in flip-book and pdf format (and handed out on arrival in hard-copy). Information is relevant for a whole year.  If you are unfamiliar with a firm, check their summary, so you can easily gauge if what they do is likely to be of interest.  Entries are in the same format so you can compare graduate roles and see application processes and deadlines  Internships/vacation work follow on from graduate roles. Prepare questions in advance. We ask that organisations send practitioners so you can ask in depth questions and find out if their work will be interesting and sufficiently challenging. These representatives may be recent graduates, sometimes from Cambridge, or more senior staff. They may also send someone from their graduate recruitment department who can advise on application processes. Firms will not expect to answer questions already covered on their website. Dress code: Representatives may well be in suits or in branded polo/tee shirts. To attend in ‘smart casual’ attire is sensible, however if you need to be there straight from sport or not attend then explain, they are unlikely to mind. At the Event  There are no display stands, only laminated name-signs on the tables – use the floorplan to navigate, organisations are in alphabetical order.  Approach representatives with confidence - make eye-contact, with a firm handshake.  Some employers are particularly popular, if there is a queue of students, consider visiting other firms you are interested in and returning later.  Make a note of the name of the representative you spoke with to consider including in your application.  Use the margins in the printed programme to record any interesting points, as you may speak with lots of organisations.

Where else can you meet employers  Employers wanting to attract Mathematicians book other Careers Events: o Careers in Quantitative Finance, same date and time as Maths, in the basement o Engineering Science & Technology in Michaelmas Term o Data Science Event in Lent Term o Cam Connect, local enterprise and technology in Lent Term  If you have not already done so, sign- up for relevant sector CamCareers emails as many firms visit Cambridge for individual presentations, drop-in sessions and dinners  Organisations participate in our schedule of employer-led skills sessions (although the name of the firm is not publicised in advance. Also, look at the sector pages on the Careers Service website www.careers.cam.ac.uk and save searches in the Vacancies and Opportunities system so you get relevant vacancies sent straight to your inbox. COVER PHOTOGRAPH : Cambridge students Onka and Scarlett (taken at the Summer Recruitment Event 2018) The Careers Service is very grateful to: Cisco for kind sponsorship of the cloth bags handed out to students at this event. www.careers.cam.ac.uk enquiries@careers.cam.ac.uk Student telephone enquiries/appointments: 01223 338283 University of Cambridge Careers Service, Student Services Centre, Bene’t Street, Cambridge CB2 3PT The paper products used to produce this publication are FSC certified. This means they come from well managed sustainable forests, which ensure that soil & wildlife habitat have been protected. No part of this booklet may be reproduced by any means, including (but not limited to) photo copying, or be stored in a retrieval system in any form without prior written consent of the Careers Service.


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