Careers and Graduate Success in Mathematics

Careers for our graduates are quite varied because the practical knowledge and critical thinking skills developed through the mathematics major can be applied in unlimited ways. We have graduates who are teachers, actuaries, researchers, engineers, professors, and even pastors!

Our alumni have earned advanced degrees at Iowa State University, University of Houston, University of Minnesota, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Wisconsin, University of Chicago, Minnesota State University-Mankato, University of Kansas.

Alumni include:

  • Lydia Hanson '16, Business Analyst for Patterson Companies Inc. in Eagan, Minnesota
  • Laura Tinker '16, Programmer at Securian Financial, Minneapolis
  • Anna Tims '16, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago
  • Travis Miller '16, Teacher at Chino Valley High School in Yavapai County in Arizona
  • Brad Ostendorf '16, Teacher at Mayer High School at Yavapai County in Arizona
  • Bryce Christopherson '15, Graduate Student at University of Wyoming
  • Jimmy Duffy '15, U.S. Navy, Nuclear Tech Program
  • Daniel Elmer '15, South Dakota Investment Council
  • Joe B. '14, Graduate Student in Mathematics, North Dakota State University
  • Katie J. '14, support tech analyst at Temp Works Software
  • Luke B. '13, Graduate Student in Mathematics, University of South Dakota
  • Andrew D. '12, Commercial Banking Analyst, U.S. Bank
  • Kaleb S. '12, Graduate Student in Economics, University of Minnesota
  • Michael R. '11, Medical Student, Sanford School of Medicine at University of South Dakota
  • Nicole W. '11, Actuary, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Peder T. '10, Graduate Student in Mathematics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Lucas K. '07, Assistant Professor at Carroll College in Montana
  • Kira C. ’04, Math Teacher, Sioux Falls School District
  • Aaraon M. '03, Engineering Center Supervisor, North Dakota Department of Transportation
  • Jonathon R. '98, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, University of Minnesota
  • Peter K. '96, Director of Applications Development, Hy-Vee Corporate Headquarters
  • Royce K. ’94, Director Science and Research, PROS Revenue Management
  • Dave E. ’92, Senior Systems Analyst, Great River Energy