Career Resources

Studying mathematics opens the doors to a wide range of professional opportunities and career paths. The campus provides numerous resources to help you further explore these options as you transition from school to career. Here is a list of our top recommended resources to help get you started:

UC Berkeley Career Engagement (formerly known as the Career Center)

https://career.berkeley.edu/

Berkeley Career Engagement’s vision is to cultivate a university-wide culture of career readiness, where every student engages in meaningful experiences, has a supportive professional community, and is empowered to achieve lifelong career success. 

Handshake (Careers Platform)

https://career.berkeley.edu/handshake/

Berkeley Career Engagement uses Handshake as its recruiting platform for current students and alumni (5 years post-graduation). Handshake uses cutting edge technology to help students more easily connect with employers and source jobs, internships, event information, On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) opportunities, and more.

What to do with a Major in Mathematics

https://whatcanidowiththismajor.com/major/mathematics/#bottom

Curious about typical careers for a given major? Use the information linked above to explore careers related to Mathematics!

Berkeley Career Engagement First Destination Survey

https://career.berkeley.edu/start-exploring/where-do-cal-grads-go/

“First Destination” is Berkeley Career Engagement’s annual survey that asks seniors about their post-graduation plans. The information collected includes a sampling of career fields, salaries, job titles, geographic locations, continuing education plans, and much more. You can break down information by major so that you can get ideas for your future.  

One-on-One Career Advising

https://career.berkeley.edu/start-exploring/meet-with-us/

Current students and recent alumni (24 months post-graduation) can schedule an appointment with a Berkeley Career Engagement career counselor via Handshake. In-person and virtual meetings are available. You can learn more about your options for an appointment and relevant policies on the website above. 

Career Readiness Workbook (Help with Resumes, Cover Letters, Interviews & Action Words)

https://issuu.com/calcareercenter/docs/cr_workbook_19-20__2_

Berkeley Career Engagement has created a workbook to help students with every aspect of the job search from career exploration, to interview tips. Skip to pages 17-23 for guidance on crafting resumes and cover letters. You can find a helpful list of action words on page 19. 

Career Exploration for Math Majors Presentation (2/22/24) 

Download the presentation here.

On February 22, 2024, Berkeley Career Engagement partnered with the Math Department to give an interactive workshop on career exploration for Math Majors. You can find the presentation slide deck here. Stay tuned for more career workshops! 

Alumni Resources 

https://career.berkeley.edu/alumni/alumni-eligibility/

Recent Cal alumni are able to take advantage of a variety of Berkeley Career Engagement services. Whether alumni are new professionals or have established careers, there are options to stay connected with the campus community through Berkeley Career Engagement.