On the evening of August 16th, BC Data Science workshop participants gathered at Mobify headquarters for a career panel and social event. The panel discussed non-academic career options for mathematicians; how mathematicians should prepare for industry jobs and job interviews; and what differences to expect in industry. More broadly, the panelists discussed career success, personal values, and strategies for achieving career-oriented goals.
The panel included recent graduates in mathematics/statistics now working in industry, as well as a senior manager at Amazon who interfaces with — and hires — mathematicians and computer scientists. The Q&A session was followed by a lively social with complementary food and beverage.