Career Services & Internship
The Science Career Services office provides career planning support and job search assistance to Science and BMSc students and alumni.
- Job-search skill development
- Resume and cover letter review
- Interview practice
- General career exploration
Science Career Services also hosts visiting employers for student engagement, provides career and job search workshops, and facilitates the Science Internship Program - all with the aim of increasing student awareness of potential careers with a degree in Science. Be sure to listen to Western Science undergraduates speak about their experiences with the Science Internship Program.
Now is the time to start thinking about your first steps on your chosen career path, be sure to explore the many doors that your Science degree will open in our industry exploration section.
The Science Internship Program is a cooperative education opportunity for undergraduate Science/Basic Medical Science students.
The program will facilitate paid and career-related placements for qualified students who will work full-time for 8 to 16 months, following the third year of study.
As with a traditional co-op degree, graduation is delayed by one year while the student acquires marketable skills and work experience.
Western International - The World Awaits!
International exchange programs at Western give you the opportunity to study at more than 100 different institutions in over 35 countries around the world.
Benefits of Going on Exchange
- Gain global perspective
- Develop leadership skills
- Expand your knowledge
- Immerse yourself in a different culture
- Build intercultural awareness
- Meet friends from around the world
Careers with Degree in Mathematics
All first-year students enrolled in a science program at Western gain a basic understanding of the backbone of science through at least one course in mathematics. Mathematics involves the creation and study of abstract structures which appear in all forms of scientific inquiry.
Undergraduate degrees at Western are organized into modules. There are numerous mathematics modules that cater to varying degree and career objectives. Interested student are encouraged to contact us or the math department representatives at information sessions at intent to register in February/March of each year.
We encourage our undergraduates to work closely with faculty through undergraduate research programs, the mathematics scholars group and the pizza seminar. Faculty members have successfully mentored scholars elective students and we look forward to helping many more.
Discipline specific knowledge is only one of the many benefits of pursuing an undergraduate degree. However, this knowledge alone is not enough to prepare you for entering the world of work. You will discover that the content of your degree does not restrict your job opportunities.
Being aware of the transferable skills you've developed throughout your studies will better prepare you for entering the job market and allow you to articulate the skills that are so valued by employers.
Careers Related to Mathematics
Research / Technical
- Aerospace Engineer
- Aeronautical Engineer
- Agricultural Engineer
- Artificial Intelligence
- Research Scientist
- Electrical Engineer
- Mathematical Technician
Government / Education
- Nuclear Engineer
- Special Librarian
- Planetary Scientist
- Technical Writer
- Computer Engineer
- Computer Programmer
- System Support Representative
- Information Specialist
- Computer Systems analyst
- Sales, Technical Equipment
- Metallurgical & Materials Engineer
- Energy Engineer
- Financial Analyst
- Marketing Researcher
- Risk Manager
Skills and Abilities Related to Mathematics
- Defining a research problem
- Developing a research model
- Establishing hypotheses
- Gathering/analysing data
- Evaluating ideas
- Seeing relationships among data
- Drawing meaningful conclusions
- Utilizing logical processes
- Measuring distances / sizes / relationships
- Performing calculations
- Maintaining records
- Utilizing formulas
- Performing statistical analyses
- Analyzing probabilities
- Developing and writing research proposals
- Reviewing scientific literature
- Summarizing research findings
- Preparing technical reports
- Using instruments
- Establishing and controlling hypothetical designs
- Observing data/things
- Designing / using computer simulations