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Another success story for the Mathematical Careers Day

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Published on Thursday, 03 October 2019

On 20 September 2019, around 70 participants with a mathematical background from different levels took part in the Mathematical Careers Day on Belval campus. This second edition was held by the initiative of the FNR-funded Doctoral Training Unit GSM from doctoral candidates for doctoral candidates and extended to Uni.lu students (Bachelor and Master). As last year, the objective was to illustrate the variety of jobs that one can pursue as a graduate with a mathematical background. This year’s edition focused on companies, rather than individuals.

Prof. Gabor Wiese, together with Doctoral researchers Luca Notarnicola and Guendalina Palmirotta from the Mathematics Research Unit (RMATH) organised the second edition of the Mathematical Careers Day in order to give some answers to legitimate questions, which might come to every student’s mind who studies mathematics or a related subject: which career paths are open to mathematicians? And what are mathematicians exactly doing in their current job?

The event was meant to provide the students with a general overview of the Luxembourgish job market and career options available in multiple sectors, from finance to industry. Under this scope, the ADEM as well as many different companies attended the Mathematical Careers Day, namely IEE, Arcelor Mittal, Deloitte, Banque de Luxembourg and SPARC Industries. Among them, two were represented by former Uni.lu students.



“The idea behind this second edition was to create an informative and a social event, where students and PhD candidates in Mathematics and related subjects had the chance to meet and discuss with professionals, who are working outside academia and are willing to share their experience and expectations through speed meetings and interactive talks. Incidentally, companies probably had future employees in front of them”, explains Prof. Gabor Wiese.

The success of this second edition suggests the implementation of a third one for next year.

More information: https://mathcareers.uni.lu/