Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Another set of links ...


First off, Guru has links to some advice (pdf) from the American Mathematical Society about how to land postdoctoral and academic jobs.

Janet Stemwedel, on the other hand, asks her readers to suggest non-academic job options after getting a Ph.D., and gets quite a few responses. Her post reminded me about my graduate student days during the late eighties; there were wild rumours about physics and computer scientists being hired by Wall Street firms as financial analysts at exorbitant salaries. Don't know if this market is still open ...

If the Math Society has some stuff, the Physical Society can't be far behind, right? Here's APS's Professional Development Resource Guide (pdf), with lots and lots of info, advice and useful pointers to resources (online or otherwise). Link via Jen Fallis who also has a short analysis of the Guide's contents.

If everything goes well, and if you choose to work in the US, who knows ..., you may well find yourself in a list like this one. Good luck!

2 Comments:

  1. Abhinav said...

    The story about the Wall Street hiring physicists, applied mathematicians is now passe and supply exceeds the demand. The compensation package is still pretty good , approx 100k(should be enough to rent a cubby hole in New York).

  2. Surya said...

    I think good quants are always in demand in the financial industry, and there is still a demand for them. But the hype has probably died down, and not many people would want to give up up their chosen fields just because of an exhorbitant pay package..