Alumni Stories

What are our graduates doing?

What does it take to be successful at job hunting and building a career in mathematical sciences? Find out from alumni who have stories to share and great career insights to offer.

Xiaoqi (Heidi) Cui

Xiaoqi (Heidi) Cui

PhD, Mathematical Sciences, 2010
Current job/field: Research Statistical Analyst
Employer: Abbott Laboratories

I am most interested in human health, and I work to apply my mathematical and statistical knowledge to help find critical factors that can affect complex human diseases.

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Erik Westlund

Erik Westlund

PhD, Mathematical Sciences, 2010
Current job: Assistant Professor
Employer: Kennesaw State University

Some [people] helped to make me a better scholar and mathematician, and others, I feel, helped to make me a better person in general.

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Rui (Sammi) Tang

Rui (Sammi) Tang

PhD, Mathematical Sciences, 2008
Current job/field: Biostatistician
Employer: Amgen

I hope to develop novel methods for analyzing patient health data and designing efficient drug studies.

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Xuexia (Helen) Wang

Xuexia (Helen) Wang

PhD, Mathematical Sciences, 2008
Current job/field: Assistant Professor
Employer: University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee

I want to continue my work in statistical genetics and develop useful methods in searching for disease-related loci.

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Rob Swiatek

Rob Swiatek

BS, Mathematics, 2005
Current job/field: Actuary
Employer: Presque Isle firm

I share responsibility with the other company actuary in determining personal and commercial line insurance rates and reserves.

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Christine (Goering) Lally

Christine (Goering) Lally

BS, Mathematical Sciences, 1999
Current job/field: Senior Business Planner
Employer: New York Power Authority

The most important skill I developed is the ability to be logical and organized. Those traits are an asset in almost any career.

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Mandy Frantti

Mandy Frantti

BS, Mathematics, 1993
Current job/field: Teacher
Employer: Munising High School

I have been traveling the country doing workshops and presentations for educators and students sharing exciting new discoveries and developments in space as well as here on earth.

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