During the academic year and during the summer there are a limited number of research opportunities in the Colby Mathematics Department. For more information on those opportunities, please speak with a professor. There are many other opportunities available, however! And the department may have money to help fund your travel! Email Professor Taylor to inquire.
For the latest and most update-to-date opportunities, please ask to be added to the math student email listserv. We promise we won’t spam you, but you can find out about tutoring and volunteer opportunities, get a preview of upcoming classes, learn what the next colloquium will be about, learn about department social events, and get news about job opportunities. To join please email Kim Caswell and ask to be added. If you are also interested in Statistics and Data Science, also ask to be added to the Statistics student listserv.
Here is a partial list of undergraduate-appropriate conferences that run most years. If you know of others, we are happy to add them. Every year there are many specialty conferences, some of which may be of interest to undergraduate math/stats majors. The dates listed (although out-of-date) should give you some idea what time of year applications are due.
- Women In Mathematics In New England (September 23, 2023)
- Quebec-Maine Number Theory Conference (October 2-3, 2021)
- National Joint Mathematics Meetings (January 3-6, 2024)
- Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics
- Women In Data Science Conference (March 8, 2023)
- North Shore Undergraduate Math Conference (usually in April, near Boston)
- Women in Math and Statistics Conference
- MathFest (August 2-5, 2023)
- IAS Women and Mathematics, The Mathematics of Machine Learning (May 21-26, 2023)
- List of Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) in math and other disciplines
- MIT Undergraduate Summer Research Program
What can I do with a mathematics major? How about with a mathematical sciences major? The goal of this page is to give some pointers about where answers to these common questions may be found. There are many sources of information, and we’ve only collected a few of them so far.
- The Mathematical Association of America published a book called 101 Careers in Mathematics (see the review on MAA Online, written by a Colby alumna). The department has a copy, and so does the Colby Career Services office. This book contains career profiles of people who majored in mathematics. It’s quite interesting to see the wide range of things people ended up doing! Also worth a look are She Does Math! and Great Jobs For Math Majors. You can find copies of 101 Careers and Great Jobs in the Mathematics seminar room (Davis 217). The library has copies of She Does Math! and 101 Careers.
- There is similar information online at the MAA Career Profiles collection.
- A new web site dedicated entirely to those who are interested in pursuing a career as an actuary was recently launched through a joint effort by the Casualty Actuarial Society and the Society of Actuaries. It is definitely worth a look.
- Did you know companies hire math majors, but the job title isn’t “mathematician”? Here’s a nice summary article about careers for math majors (MAA Focus Sept. 2019).
- To read about some options for what math Ph.D.s can do, apart from becoming a professor, look at the “Early Career” section of the April 2022 Notices of the AMS.