10 November 2011

Math in Business

Jordan Ellenberg has recently introduced me to mathbabe, a great blog with interesting perspectives on all sorts of things related to math and data and life.

This post is about jobs that mathematicians could have after getting their PhD (or enjoying some advanced expertise) in mathematics. I think it's also really applicable to folks in EE and CS who work on data, like me!

Here's a quote I definitely agree with:

"in general [academia is] a place for people who have internal feedback mechanisms and don’t rely on external ones."