What can you do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics? These four math major alumni have experienced the hiring process after graduation and know what it’s like to dive into the field. If you’re wondering what mathematics degree jobs you might have access to after college, read their success stories and take their advice!
Graduation Year: 2017
Employment: Blankley started his own company called Zenlytic, a no-code tool for data science.
Education: Blankley received his master’s degree in Computational Science and Engineering from Harvard University and his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Grace College.
Career Experience: Aside from interning at Roche, the world’s largest biotechnology company, and Capital One as a data engineer, Blankley launched his company as soon as he graduated from Harvard. For the first year, he and his team focused on consulting services in data science. Then they launched a no-code data science software product for e-commerce companies.
Fun Fact: Blankley had to raise his venture revenue mid-pandemic, but with diligence and hard work, he has found success in launching his business!
Advice for Math Majors in College: “Interact with people who have different ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives. They’ll challenge your beliefs about the world and help you realize what you take for granted.”
Daniel C. Miller
Graduation Year: 1991
Employment: Miller currently works as an intellectual property attorney in New York City and recently became a partner at Hall Booth Smith, P.C. alongside Rodney Miller.
Education: Miller received a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, a master’s degree in Computer Science from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics at Grace College.
Career experience: Miller worked as a software development consultant, programmer, and analyst for several companies at the beginning of his career. He later went on to be Principal Senior Counsel MicroStrategy.
Fun Fact: Miller was in-house legal counsel at Google and won the GC award for his contributions to Oracle vs. Google case.
Graduation Year: 2015
Employment: Hinkel works as a senior research analyst at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, a labor union that advocates for the rights of workers in the United States and Canada.
Education: Hinkel graduated from George Mason University with her master’s in Economics after receiving her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Grace College.
Career Experience: Hinkel worked for the city of St. Petersburg in Florida as an accounting technician and for Springer Publishing as a research assistant. After receiving her master’s, she was hired at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
Fun Fact: During her senior year at Grace, Hinkel was student body president!
Advice for Math Majors in College: “Take the class Business Spreadsheet Applications. No matter what field you’re going into, you’ll need to use some kind of data analysis software and that class will teach you how. Also, familiarize yourself with scholarly journals, especially if you’re going into grad school. They will want you to use scholarly articles to back up your arguments, so start researching them now.”
Graduation Year: 2016
Employment: Hamlin works as a data analyst at Kroger, where he evaluates pricing and reports on weekly sales performance.
Education: Hamlin received a bachelor’s degree in Math Education from Grace College.
Career Experience: After graduation, Hamlin accepted a teaching position at Warsaw Community High School where he taught algebra classes. After realizing that teaching wasn’t for him, he applied for a data analyst position at Kroger. A year and a half later, he was accepted into a full-time role and then promoted to the pricing team.
Advice for Math Majors in College: “Find something you’re excited about! I didn’t know if I would like the grocery business, but as I got plugged in, I found that I enjoyed it a lot. Career changes are challenging, but if the Lord is pushing you to one, I suggest doing it.” – from grace.edu