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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
- Application deadline is the end of February
Lawrence Livermore National Lab
- The deadline for application is April 1.
- Applications received by January 31 will receive the fullest consideration for the summer
- Application deadline is January 22.
- Summer Analysts Internships for undergraduate degree candidates
This year, IBM Research will be hiring interns to work in our United States Labs located in New York, California, Texas and Massachusetts.
- Intern applicants with strong academic achievement in fields such as Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Math, or Social Sciences with a focus on technology are preferred.
Department of Energy
- Application Deadline: February 1.
Websites with Internship Information
National Security Agency
- Mathematics Summer Employment Program (MSEP)
- Applications are accepted August 1st - October 15th of each year.
- Internship: Modeling of droplet formation (Thesis Assignment)
- Diploma thesis Optimization for Medical Image Processing
- Diploma thesis Medical Image
Navel Surface Warfare Center (NSWC)
Palo Alto Reserach Center
- Actuarial internships
- Actuarial internships
Bank of America
- Analyst internship
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.
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