Some of our graduates are working for large employers such as Eli Lilly & Company, Facebook, Cummins, Caterpillar, USA Funds, EDS, American States Insurance, Inland Mortgage, and American United Life Insurance. Other graduates opt for smaller companies such as Premier Solutions and Software Artistry (consulting firms), Sagian Inc. (which provides software for robots used in chemical laboratories), and Prism Data Services Inc. (which implements medical software). Our graduates also are teaching in public schools and at the college level.
For those interested in graduate school, fellowships and assistantships are available which cover tuition and provide additional stipends of over $15,000 per year. Those who have chosen graduate school have compiled successful records at the doctorate and master’s level at the following schools:
All mathematics majors complete an internship or independent study — and many complete more than one — so all Franklin College Mathematics and Computing graduates have a professional background that better prepares them for their future career. There is a diverse array of employers who are eager to have interns from our department of mathematics and computing, and frequently these internships lead to job offers upon graduation. Our majors have recently interned at:
Mathematics majors are offered multiple opportunities for undergraduate research. All projects involve a proposal, implementation of a solution, and a presentation of the final product. Experiences include:
Though not a requirement, many students present their work at a conference or publish their findings in a research journal.
Research Experience for Undergraduates – Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU’s) are off-site summer research opportunities supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). These NSF-funded experiences are competitive, and students accepted participate in faculty-mentored undergraduate research during the summer months, typically with housing and a stipend. Many FC mathematics majors apply for these experiences during the spring of their sophomore or junior year. Recent REU’s in which FC mathematics and computing students have participated in include:
Mathematics and Computing Awards – High-achieving students in mathematics and computing receive recognition and support through a collection of endowed awards made possible by alumni and other friends of the department. In addition, professional development funds are awarded to students wishing to pursue additional career preparation outside of the standard curriculum. Recent recipients have used these funds to purchase study materials for the actuarial science exams and to take the actuarial P and FM exams.