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Careers for mathematics graduates

39 UK universities (2008-2010).

What do mathematics graduates do? And what skills do employers think they lack? This talk highlights some of the broad range of careers options for mathematics graduates and points to several sources of career inspiration. Following this is information on the skills a maths degree gives you and those it perhaps does not. Looking at what skills employers think mathematics graduates lack will help you in finding a job - when you sit down in a job interview, what skills is the person opposite you expecting that you lack? Being able to surprise them may just get you the job! The talk rounds off with a look at the benefits of professional membership and some information about the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.

I have given this talk at the following universities: Nottingham Trent University (09/10/2008, twice on 08/10/2009); Greenwich (26/01/2009); Bristol (12/02/2009, 03/03/2010); University of the West of England (12/02/2009, 03/03/2010); Brunel (twice on 19/02/2009; 08/03/2010); Cardiff (20/02/2009, 18/02/2010); Aberdeen (25/02/2009); St. Andrews (25/02/2009); Glasgow (26/02/2009, 25/11/2009); Strathclyde (26/02/2009, 25/11/2009); Heriot-Watt (27/02/2009); Edinburgh (27/02/2009); Edinburgh (27/02/2009); Leicester (05/03/2009); London Met (30/03/2009, 23/02/2010); York (06/05/2009, 10/03/2010); University of East Anglia (07/10/2009); Liverpool John Moores (14/10/2009); Liverpool (15/10/2009); Kingston (21/10/2009); Lancaster (27/10/2009); Manchester Metropolitan (28/10/2009); Bolton (28/10/2009); Kent (04/11/2009); Durham (11/11/2009); Sheffield (19/11/2009); Dundee (23/11/2009); Stirling (25/11/2009); Brighton (02/12/2009); Portsmouth (03/12/2009); Exeter (08/12/2009); Plymouth (09/12/2009); Nottingham (03/02/2010); Imperial College (08/02/2010); Oxford (shortened version 08/02/2010); Swansea (19/02/2010); Keele (24/02/2010); Bath (02/03/2010); Leeds (10/03/2010); Surrey (29/04/2010).

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