Career Talks is a monthly lunch seminar exploring life after getting a Math PhD. Speakers will discuss their career path, share any advice they might have, and answer questions. Possible topics of discussion include the following: advice for grad school or applying for jobs, "things I wish I'd known," difficulties encountered, and balancing work with one's personal life.

Career Talks is funded by the Graduate Assembly through the Julia Robinson Society and generous help from the Physical Sciences Diversity Office.

Our past Career Talks:

Jeff Doker
Darsh Ranjan
Alan Wilder

Summer Internships (October 28, 2010)

Gary Cornell
Julie Rehmeyer
A nontraditional career in mathematics (April 27, 2010)

Daniel Ford (Google),
Geir Helleloid (Acuitus, Inc.), and
Kate Mattison (Quia Corporation)

A mathematical career in the technology industry (April 8, 2010)

Hélène Barcelo (Arizona State University and MSRI) and Megumi Harada (McMaster University)
A mathematical career at a research university (February 19, 2010)

Satyan Devadoss (Williams College), Stephan Garcia (Pomona College), and Gizem Karaali (Pomona College)
A mathematical career at a liberal-arts college (October 19, 2009)

Ann Almgren (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) and Kristin Lauter (Microsoft Research)
A research career in industry (September 17, 2009)

Nicholas Eriksson (23andMe) and Helen Moore (Pharsight)
A career in mathematical biology (March 18, 2009)

Serkan Hosten (SFSU) and Ellen Veomett (Cal State East Bay)
A Mathematical Career at a California State University (February 2nd, 2009)

Mike Develin (D.E. Shaw), Lisa Goldberg (MSCI Barra)
A mathematical career in finance (November 11, 2008)

Dorothy Buck, Imperial College, London
A mathematical career in academia (October 14, 2008)

Dorothy Buck graduated with a PhD in Mathematics in 2001 from University of Texas, Austin. Following this, she was a postdoc in computational biology and biophysics at John Hopkins School of Medicine. She has been on the faculty at Johns Hopkins University, Pomona College, and Brown, and now researches mathematical biology and three-manifold topology at Imperial College London.