Mathematics Career Guide

Mathematics

Past Internship Sites:

  • Auto-Owners Insurance
  • Ally
  • Annis Water Resource Institute
  • The Sarno Group
  • Kellogg Company
  • MSC Software
  • Quicken Loans

Where Alumni Have Landed

  • Actuarial Technician, Business Analyst, Software Developer, COBOL Developer – Auto Owners Insurance
  • Product Analyst, Product Manager – Farmers Insurance
  • Business Analyst – Meijer
  • Software Developer, Senior Project Manager – Amway
  • Production Support Engineer/Process Engineer – Gentex
  • Technical Services – Epic
  • Price Analyst – Gordon Food Service
  • Process Simulations Engineer/Sales Manager – Port City Group
  • IT Quality Assurance Tester – Curian Capital
  • Operations Analyst – Notions Marketing
  • Auto Loan Team Lead – Fifth Third Bank
  • Commercial Lines Underwriter Technician – Hastings Mutual Insurance Company
  • Financial Representative – Modern Woodmen of America
  • Business Metrics Analyst – Quicken Loans
  • Financial Analyst – Crystal Flash
  • Rate Analyst – Holland
  • Buyer – Magna International
  • Assistant Manager – Craig’s Cruisers
  • Customer Service Representative – Tave Risk Management
  • Account Manager – CP Solutions
  • Business Support Analyst I ­– Rutherford & Associates
  • GIS Business Analyst – Whirlpool
  • Database Engineer – Hart & Cooley
  • Technical Recruiter – Insight Global
  • Controls Engineer – JR Automation
  • Application Developer: Java – IBM
  • Developer – IHS Automotive
  • Operations Supervisor – Kellogg Company
  • Speech Recognition Validation Engineer – General Motors

Spotlights

Becky Seely '89 Spotlight

Becky Seely '89

I remember one weekend, they went around to each room and forced us to go to the football game. I had the best time despite not wanting or planning to go!

Jeff Yin '08 Spotlight

Jeff Yin '08

It's so hard to choose one GVSU memory. Some of my best memories include hall hockey in Pew (sorry about all the noise everyone), all the intramural sports, Relay for Life, and traveling down to Alabama to watch Grand Valley win a national championship.

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Student Organizations to Consider

  • Pi Mu Epsilon
  • GVSU Mathematics and Statistics Club
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Economics Club
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Regional Math and Science Center
  • Women in STEM fields

Study Abroad Programs

Study and travel while receiving course credit in countries such as, Australia, Turkey, Japan, and Ireland just to name a few. Students interested in combining their study abroad experience with an internship, or just looking to do an internship have some options as well. Customized internships are available through GVSU Internships, and other programs such as ELAP and World Endeavors.


Develop some of these technical and professional competencies to be successful:

  • MS Excel
  • MS Access
  • SPSS
  • SAS
  • R
  • JMP
  • Tableau
  • SQL
  • Python
  • Java
  • Regression Analysis
  • General Linear Model (GLM)
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
  • Chi-squared tests
  • LaTeX

Graduate & Professional Programs


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