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Internships & Career Opportunities


Undergraduates at SUNY Potsdam are encouraged to obtain extra experience in their chosen field by doing off-campus internships. Contact the Experiential Education Office at (315) 267-2803 or visit their website to learn more. Examples of previous internships in which Mathematics students have participated include:

  • Champion International Corporation, Defriet, NY
  • Metcalf & Eddy, Massena, NY
  • Northwestern Mutual, Potsdam, NY
  • Onondaga Community College Excell Center, Syracuse, NY

Additional Internships that may be suitable for Math Majors

Los Alamos National Labs

Lawrence Livermore National Lab

  • The deadline for application is April 1.
  • Applications received by January 31 will receive the fullest consideration for the summer

NASA Internships

Boeing Internships

Goldman Sachs




Microsoft Research

Department of Energy

Aerospace Corporation

Websites with Internship Information

National Security Agency

Phillips Research

Navel Surface Warfare Center (NSWC)


Palo Alto Reserach Center



John Hancock

  • Actuarial internships

Bank of America


Oak Ridge National Laboratory

American Statistical Association List

SUNY Potsdam Internship Coordinator:
Toby White, Sisson Hall S112.

Opportunities in the Field

SUNY Potsdam Mathematics graduates are employed by companies such as Aetna, AT&T, IBM, General Electric, Kodak, the National Security Agency and Hewlett Packard. Others have received assistantships and fellowships at reputable universities. Many have earned Ph.D. degrees in mathematics or statistics.

Career Resources

SUNY Potsdam Mathematics Alumni and Their Careers

  • Mathematics Alumni & their Careers (PDF)
    This booklet features a comprehensive list of the kinds of careers former SUNY Potsdam Math Students have gone on to do after graduation. It's a great resource if you're looking into what you can do with your math major.

Information on Actuarial Mathematics

Information on Biomathematics graduate schools

Graduate Programs in Industrial Math

Professional Masters Degree Programs in Mathematics Departments

A few companies that hire math majors