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Faculty of Mathematics graduates at work

You might be wondering, "What can I do with a BMath or BCS degree?" At the risk of sounding cliche, you'll be able to do just about anything you want to do! From discussions with our grads and from data collected about them, we know that Faculty of Mathematics graduates are working in all areas of industry in a broad range of jobs.

The following list gives examples of jobs by their program of study that our graduates have recently held.

Program Job title, company name

Actuarial Science

  • Actuarial officer, Prudential Assurance Co., Hong Kong
  • Senior group underwriter, Munich Reinsurance Co. of Canada
  • Actuarial specialist, Towers Perrin, Inc., New York

Applied Mathematics

  • Math curriculum developer, Homeworkhelp.com
  • Chief scientist, Virtual Technologies Inc.
  • Application specialist, Intergraph Canada Ltd.
Bioinformatics
  • Consultant, Bioinformatics Software and Database Company
  • Research project manager, Pharmaceutical Company
  • Regulatory affairs specialist, Governmental Agency

BBA (Wilfrid Laurier University) / BMath (University of Waterloo)

  • Business systems analyst, Dun & Bradstreet Canada Ltd.
  • Vice-president, sales and business development, Research in Motion Ltd.
  • Manager, Latin American media and promotion, Proctor & Gamble

Combinatorics & Optimization

  • Quality assurance specialist, Mortice Kern Systems Inc.
  • Operations research analyst, 3M Canada Inc.
  • Cryptographer, Entrust Technologies Ltd.

Computer Science

  • Software developer, MD Robotics
  • Vice-president, product development, Brightspark
  • Systems administrator, OpenText

Math/CA

  • Accountant, Blue Cross Life Insurance Company of Canada
  • Tax specialist, Coopers & Lybrand
  • Corporate accounting analyst, Imperial Oil Ltd.

Math/Business

  • Technical support analyst, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Quantitative analyst, Nomura Asset Management Singapore Ltd.
  • Technical trainer, Icon Entertainment

Mathematics Teaching Option

  • Assistant professor, University of Western Ontario
  • Computer science teacher, Peel Board of Education
  • Instructor, user services, Software ACR of Canada

Operations Research

  • Supply chain analyst, Apex Systems Integrators Inc.
  • Quality assurance analyst, Numetrix, Ltd.
  • Business analyst, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Pure Mathematics

  • Chief scientist, Zero-Knowledge Systems Ltd.
  • Assistant professor, University of British Columbia
  • Systems analyst, Royal Bank of Canada

Software Engineering

  • Senior software developer, Iris Power Engineering
  • Software designer, Nortel
  • Software development, Corel Corporation
Statistics
  • Director of research, Ontario Teacher Pension Plan Board
  • Market researcher, Statistical Modelling Co.
  • Vice-president, risk management systems, Toronto-Dominion (TD) Securities Inc.

You also can read graduate profiles with details of their careers.

We know from data collected about Mathematics and Computer Science graduates in Ontario that 95% of our graduates obtained jobs within six months and as many as 98% were employed within two years – and these figures are higher than the system wide averages for graduates in other mathematical and computer science programs in Ontario.

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