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Mathematics Major Jobs and Graduate School Acceptances 2019

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Prabuddha Tuladhar

Majors: mathematics, computer science
Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal
Employer: BlackRock
Job title: software engineer

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson has taught me how to handle multiple tasks all at once and manage my time. It has also helped to communicate my ideas and reasonings in a better way to my audience. I feel these skills will transfer well into any part of my professional life after graduation.

Internship Experience

Data analyst, Project SHARE

  • Volunteered as a data analyst, where I initiated analysis on client data to increase efficiency in product distribution and increase client numbers.
  • I also analyzed and presented data to increase Facebook user engagement by 35% and total user engagement by 23%.

Summer analyst - BlackRock

  • Developed an automation feature for integration testing the SAP IQ through Java Spring.
  • Worked on the web application to enhance user interface using Angular and Typescript.
  • Massively increased testing coverage through unit tests using JUnit and Mockito. 
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Moyi Tian

Majors: physics, mathematics
Hometown: Beijing, China
Graduate School: Brown University
Field of study: applied mathematics

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson has provided me the opportunity to take a variety of courses so that I was able to finally figure out the field that I am most excited about doing research in. The two independent research projects in my senior year definitely prepared me with the motivations and skills that would support me in the future research. The college also has given me a lot of valuable chances to get to know global cultures and societies so that I am ready to live actively in the globalized world.

What are you most anticipating about your career or postgraduate pursuits?

Being a researcher/professor in applied mathematics.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

At the beginning of the second semester of my freshman year, I decided to take violin lessons. I had not played the violin seriously for six years by that time, but I really appreciated that Dickinson has a strong music program so that I could restart learning and playing. The lessons also opened up the door for me to join the orchestra for some semesters in college. Even though I would not be a professional musician after college, I think the ability to play music will be essential for me to relieve my pressure and brighten my mood in daily life. Also, the semester when I first took my physics course was also defining for my trajectory. I did not even imagine that I would be a physics major before college. This discipline has broadened my way of thinking and my values for life. I will also stay in contact with physics in my future research. Furthermore, running the Japanese Aesthetics Club in my sophomore year provided me the opportunity to interact with many different people on campus. The experience helped build up some leadership spirit in me.

 

 

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Hang Nguyen

Majors: mathematics, international business & management
Hometown: Hanoi, Vietnam
Employer: BNP Paribas
Job title: investment banking analyst

Internship Experience

Izar Capital, summer investment banking analyst, Washington D.C.

Jenna Bendinelli

Majors: mathematics, quantitative economics
Hometown: Princeton, N.J.
Employer: Strategic Research Insights
Job title: business analyst

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson has taught me how to learn and be curious about new topics. My education here has given me the analytical skills to be successful in life.

What are you most anticipating about your career or postgraduate pursuits?

I am excited about getting work experience in data analytics as I continue to find my passion.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

Being a student-athlete at Dickinson was an amazing experience. It helped me develop invaluable skills and gave me a tremendous support system.

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Sara Nash

Major: mathematics
Hometown: Mansfield, Massachusetts
Employer: Enterprise Knowledge
Job title: technical analyst

Job Responsibilities

I will be consulting on knowledge management projects with a focus on information management and user design. Collaborating with both the software development and business analysis teams, I will work closely with clients to develop effective technology solutions to their content organization needs.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson has given me a breadth of experience both in and out of the classroom. Being involved in Student Senate and the Presidential Search Committee enabled me to work closely with senior administrators and trustees which developed a skillset that gave me confidence in professional settings. My coursework in math and computer science refined my technical expertise and logical reasoning. The broader liberal-arts curriculum allowed me to explore topics that are critical to understanding social and societal dynamics.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

  • Studying abroad in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Service trips in West Virginia and Hawaii
  • The class "The Sociological Imagination Meets Indigenous Ways of Knowing" with Prof. Susan Rose
  • Serving on the Presidential Search Committee
  • Most importantly, having the student feature sandwich in the Quarry

Internship Experience

Enterprise Knowledge (Arlington, Virginia), Knowledge Management Intern:

  • Served as primary consultant on the design of an intranet for EK, leading to more efficient content access and internal collaboration.
  • Facilitated three stakeholder analysis sessions with the entire company and conducted over 30 individual interviews to gain client insight.
  • Developed an internal taxonomy using supervised learning in PoolParty software to provide intuitive structure to intranet navigation.
  • Designed wireframes using Balsamiq and initiated front-end development in HTML, CSS and PHP after 15 user testing sessions.
  • Supported client-facing projects through creating PowerPoints and designing visuals to supplement deliverables.

Alignable (Boston), Content Marketing Intern:

  • Researched process of how to best connect news content from the Internet to two million Alignable members based on geographic location.
  • Designed a more efficient framework for the intake of user-generated content, which reduced company oversight by 75%.
  • Leveraged machine learning to define industry type of 2,000 businesses based on language obtained through web scraping.
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Aditi Joshi

Majors: mathematics, computer science
Hometown: Lalitpur, Nepal
Employer: Audible
Job title: software development engineer

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

I feel like liberal-arts education is more than just getting a degree in a particular major as it helps you in overall development. I am a computer science and mathematics major, and I was able to use the knowledge I gained from the classes and projects during my internship. However, it was not limited to that as I had an opportunity to take different classes from different departments including businesses and participate in different programs like Innovation Competition. Having these opportunities really helped me to understand the dynamics of an organization properly. Also, I feel like I have gained more confidence in talking to people and explaining my ideas to people outside my field.

Internship Experience

Company: Audible, Newark, N.J., software development intern
Duties:

  • Design and implement a scalable service using AWS Lambda, SNS and SQS.
  • Build monitoring dashboard and deployment pipeline with integration testing for the service.
  • Participate in spring planning and brainstorming session in an agile environment.

Company: ReturnLogic, Carlisle, software development intern
Duties:

  • Build reusable UI components for web application using React Framework.
  • Test functionality of React UI components using Jest Unit Testing Framework.
  • Perform code reviews and repository management using Git and Bitbucket.
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Julia Huddy

Majors: physics, mathematics
Hometown: Newtown, Pennsylvania
Graduate School: Dartmouth University
Field of study: engineering

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson has helped me get out of my comfort zone to explore new ideas and interests. It has helped me figure out what I like to do and where I want to go after I graduate.

What are you most anticipating about your career or postgraduate pursuits?

I'm very excited to dive into research postgrad and help make progress in the renewable energy industry.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

Getting accepted into the Montgomery Service Leaders program as a first-year, declaring my majors, becoming a MOB exec, working as a first-year mentor and getting successful data from my senior research project.

Internship Experience

While at Dickinson, I interned with the Carlisle Arts Learning Center. I was responsible for completing daily tasks, helping monitor membership on the database and assisting in execution of fundraisers. I also spent two summers participating in REU programs. In 2017, I was at the University of Maryland as a part of an electrical engineering program. During the program, I developed a code to three-dimensionally model lithium-ion distributions in lithium-ion batteries. In 2018, I was at Princeton University as a part of a materials science program. During the program, I solution-processed various chalcogenides for implementation as cathodes in lithium ion batteries.

Dongru Jia

Major: mathematics
Hometown: Shenyang, Liaoning, China
Graduate School: Georgetown University
Field of study: analytics

Internship Experience

Pay Your Tuition Inc., data analyst, Washington, D.C.

Adam Baldoni

Majors: physics, mathematics
Hometown: Newville, Pennsylvania
Graduate School: Penn State University
Field of study: physics

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

The physics program has taught me a solid background understanding of physics and how to communicate with others in the scientific community.

What are you most anticipating about your career or postgraduate pursuits?

Learning more about physics.

Yichi Zhang

Majors: mathematics, psychology
Hometown: Jinan City, Shandongsheng, China
Graduate School: University of Southern California
Field of study: quantitative psychology

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson definitely prepared me well for my future. My Ph.D. program focuses on quantitative psychology, a combination of statistics and psychology. This requires me to have both data analytic skills and writing skills, which I obtained through my double major in math and psychology at Dickinson. Moreover, I will be a TA in the first year of my Ph.D. program, and one of my responsibilities will be to lead weekly discussions. Senior seminar at Dickinson well prepared me for that.

What are you most anticipating about your career or postgraduate pursuits?

Maybe work in a research institution or college to continue my research.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

The whole Service Trip Week and study abroad in Denmark.

Hieu Le

Majors: physics, mathematics
Hometown: Hanoi, Vietnam
Graduate School: Michigan State University
Field of study: physics

Internship Experience

Fermilab, Research Intern, Batavia, Ill.

  • Worked with Dr. Elvin Harms of Fermilab's Accelerator Division on project "Performance Characterization of LCLS-II Superconducting Radiofrequency Cavities" under the Lee Teng Undergraduate Fellowship.
  • Developed data wrangling, visualization and nonlinear model fitting tools in R to analyze LCLS-II cryomodules’ testing data.
  • Processed millions of data points and created detailed reports on behaviors of cryomodules and testing apparatuses while meeting strict deadlines.
  • Assisted cryomodule testing process by terminating cables, installing new radiation detector system, processing SRF cavities, logging test logs and more.

Linfeng Liu

Majors: mathematics, economics
Hometown: Shanghai City, China
Graduate School: Washington University in St. Louis
Field of study: data analytics and statistics

What are you most anticipating about your career or postgraduate pursuits?

Gaining more experience in the practical application of data science.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

My first-year seminar, Genesis to Metropolis, is interestingly related to my senior seminar, which is the Economic Demography and Sustainable Development.

Daniel Ngo

Majors: computer science, mathematics
Hometown: Hanoi, Vietnam
Graduate School: University of Minnesota
Field of study: computer science

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Coursework and honor research in the departments of mathematics and computer science.

What are you most anticipating about your career or postgraduate pursuits?

Graduate coursework and research are going to be challenging but worthwhile.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

The first-year seminar was interesting and shaped my vision of what I wanted to study. It was the first computer science course that I took at Dickinson.

Internship Experience

FIS Global, technical assistant, Hanoi, Vietnam
FPT TechInsight, research assistant, Hanoi, Vietnam

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Eliza Klenk

Major: mathematics
Hometown: Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts
Employer: Liberty Mutual
Job title: actuarial assistant

Job Responsibilities

I'll be working as an actuary (property & casualty), working to help the company manage its risk. I'll be completing 18-month rotations in the areas of reserving, pricing, modeling and other areas while also completing my actuarial exams.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

It's taught me what I value in the people I surround myself with.

What are you most anticipating about your career or postgraduate pursuits?

I'm excited to work in a field I'm interested in.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

Joining a sorority.

Internship Experience

The summer after my junior year I interned at Liberty Mutual in Boston as an actuarial intern. I worked on a commercial property pricing team for 11 weeks, using actuarial methods to predict losses for the upcoming policy year that would be used to ultimately price insurance policies. As an intern, I also attended trainings about different actuarial topics and techniques and completed a final presentation about my project at the end of the summer.

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Published April 4, 2019