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Below are some resources that one might find useful. The first set are textbooks related to surviving graduate school and landing a job.

A Mathematician's Survival Guide: Graduate School and Early Career Development by Steven G. Krantz

A Mathematician’s Survival Guide: Graduate School and Early Career Development by Steven G. Krantz

Careers for Number Crunchers & Other Quantitative Types, Second Edition by Rebecca Burnett

Careers for Number Crunchers & Other Quantitative Types, Second Edition by Rebecca Burnett

Great Jobs for Math Majors, Second Edition Stephen Lambert & Ruth DeCotis

Great Jobs for Math Majors, Second Edition
By Stephen Lambert & Ruth DeCotis

Secrets to Success in Industry Careers: Essential Skills for Science and Business by L. Borbye

Secrets to Success in Industry Careers: Essential Skills for Science and Business by L. Borbye

She Does Math: Real-Life Problems from Women on the Job by Marla Parker, Editor

She Does Math: Real-Life Problems from Women on the Job by Marla Parker, Editor

Teaching Mathematics in Colleges and Universities: Case Studies for Today's Classroom by Solomon Friedberg

Teaching Mathematics in Colleges and Universities: Case Studies by Solomon Friedberg


There are also many links that should prove useful as your progress through graduate school.

  • Some thoughts on doing a PhD in Topology/Geometry – A nice discussion from Professor Justin Roberts about persuing a PhD in Topology or Geometry
  • Guide to Life After Quals – A nice write up from Dartmouth University about what happens after you are done with quals
  • Some Thoughts on Being an Advisor – Former Professor Allen Knutson shares his thoughts on what he looks for in a student before he agrees to be their advisor
  • AMS Graduate Student Blog – A great resource with a variety of topics that graduate students encounter
  • Careers in Math – A video of interviews with mathematicans working in various fields
  • http://www.phds.org/ – General Information about PhDs at different universities
  • Sloan Career Cornerstone Center – A website with information on careers in mathematics from the Sloan Foundation
  • Young Mathematician’s Network – This site includes numerous forums to serve the community of young mathematicians including discussions on paths to math, job searches, careers, undergrad life, graduate life, work and family life, research, and teaching.
  • Employment Services for PhD Mathematicians – The AMS can provide you with job search advice. In addition, the AMS provides the automated Mathjobs.org job application system plus job ads on the web and on paper, and helps arrange interviews at the January meetings. All services are free for applicants.