What Kind of Problems Might I Work On?

While they may differ widely by discipline and job title, one thing remains constant among careers in mathematics—problem solving. Some potential problems that someone with mathematical training might encounter are briefly discussed below. It may be useful to note which of them you find most intriguing, and why.

Part of the preparation for your future is obtaining a solid foundation in mathematical and computational knowledge—tools like differential equations, probability, combinatorics, applied algebra, and matrices, as well as the art of abstraction and advanced computing and programming skills. Preparation for a career in applied mathematics and computational science also involves being able to apply these skills to real-life problems, and achieving practical results. Mathematical and computational skills are a huge career asset that can set you apart and open doors.

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