What have you done after graduating from Bryn Mawr?
I work as a Risk Analyst at Citi. I recently rolled off from the 2-year undergraduate program.
How does math connect with your current occupation?
Statistics: basic statistical formula and logic are applied in every model we use (linear regression, R-square, etc.). An analyst needs to have some sort of statistical background to understand what the models are doing.
Quantitative skill is also very important since the job involves a lot of (big) numbers. A risk analyst should be tactical and logical in manipulating the number-based data to understand meaning behind them and read the trend.
Logical thinking is critical in every job, and it is the foundation of math in my opinion.
How has your math experience at Bryn Mawr prepared you for your current position and life after Bryn Mawr?
It has prepared me to think logically, double check my work all the time, and give attention to details through numerous proofs.
It has trained me to use my brain and not give up so easily.
It has given me the quantitative skills and knowledge required in my field
What are aspects of the math major you enjoyed or found particularly useful?
Being able to achieve and learn everything I have mentioned above.
I am thankful that I was able to build relationships with such great faculty members who were willing to help us in every way.
Although it required hard work in college, it is rewarding and makes me proud when people acknowledge that I majored in Math. :)
Do you have any advice for current math majors?
One of the best decisions I have made in my life is to major in math at Bryn Mawr. Please have pride, and continue to enjoy learning. Do not stress or focus too much about work itself or the end results, but make sure to cherish your journey as a math major. You can do it!