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Dr. Kruse speaks with students.


In addition to a solid foundation of courses in mathematics, the math POE allows you to choose from specialized sequences in applied mathematics, theoretical mathematics and mathematical applications. Or, try the mathematics and secondary education POE. Through it, you can receive excellent preparation for becoming a high school mathematics teacher by taking a full slate of mathematics courses and receiving exceptional training in Juniata’s Education Department.

Get Involved:

  • American Mathematical Society
  • American Statistical Association
  • Institute of Mathematical Statistics
  • Mathematical Association of America
  • Null Set
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Professional organizations on campus

What Our Alumni Are Saying:

I am really impressed by the interaction between faculty and students here at Juniata. The professors are knowledgeable and friendly and their professional advice has given me insight toward my goal of becoming a financial mathematician.

-Li “Chloe” Kou ’11

Our Recent Graduates in the Workforce

Josh Fishel ’09 is currently employed as a systems analyst at Memorial Hospital in York, Pa. His job duties include programming, building a new interface engine and lending a hand at the Help Desk

Heather Hall ’11 is currently employed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Md.

Sandra Sollenberger ’10 is currently employed by the U.S. Naval Audit Service as a data miner. She was well-prepared for this position thanks to her self-designed POE in math and history.

Stephen Wilk ’08 is employed as a statistical quality assurance analyst at Minitab, Inc. in State College, Pa. Stephen says his internship with Minitab helped him land the job and cites professors Ben Sunderland and Cathy Stenson as his Juniata mentors.

You can read about more outstanding Mathematics graduates.

What Can You Do With a POE in Mathematics?

Bachelor’s Degree

[Entry Level]
  • accountant
  • actuary
  • computer programmer
  • engineer
  • financial analyst
  • statistician

Graduate Degree

[Experience Often Required]
  • applied mathematician
  • economist
  • mathematical researcher
  • mathematics professor
  • operations researcher
  • statistical analyst

Possible Employers:

  • colleges/universities
  • banks and investment firms
  • business & industry
  • engineering firms
  • insurance companies
  • research and development firms
  • schools
  • state/federal government
  • technical journals
  • utilities companies

Related Occupations:

  • appraiser
  • architect
  • bank officer
  • credit manager
  • geologist
  • market research analyst
  • nuclear scientist
  • physicist
  • surveyor
  • systems analyst

Stay on Target the Next Four Years

Freshman Year

Increase Self-Awareness
  • Identify interests, values and skills by using FOCUS
  • Meet with a Career Counselor and/or take NDSS 100 Career Planning
  • Develop a professional resume and upload it to JuniataJobs.com
  • Attend Juniata Career Day and career workshops throughout the year
  • Test your interests through student organizations, volunteer work and a summer job/internship

Sophomore Year

Explore Relevant Work Experience
  • Research specific careers and related qualifications
  • Become active in student organizations relevant to your POE; consider a leadership position
  • Update your resume on JuniataJobs and attend Juniata Career Day and career workshops
  • Set Social Networking sites to “private” and maintain professional behavior
  • Attend events with Juniata alumni to build your network;create a profile on Juniata Connect
  • Get a job or internship related to your field of interest

Junior Year

Prepare for the Professional World
  • Make employment/graduate school choices
  • Update resume on JuniataJobs and participate in Career Workshops
  • Network at Career Fairs: Juniata Career Day, WestPACS, CPEC
  • Build a professional wardrobe and attend the Etiquette Dinner
  • Simulate a Mock Interview
  • Get an internship related to your field of study

Senior Year

Implement Career Choices
  • Update resume on JuniataJobs and secure quality references
  • Meet with a Career Counselor for your “Senior Meeting”; consider registering for NDSS 205—21st Century Career Search
  • Create a LinkedIn Profile and network with professionals for job leads/grad school information
  • Network at Career Fairs: Juniata Career Day, WestPACS, CPEC
  • Apply to targeted employers/graduate schools: Follow-Up

Notable Internship Sites:

  • Blair Technology
  • Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astro-Physics
  • National Institute of Standards & Technology
  • National Museum of American History
  • National Security Agency
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Acquire on-the-job experience

Career Services Staff

  • Darwin V. Kysor, Ph.D., LPC, NCC
  • Michael J. Pennington,
    MHRM, M.Ed.
    Assistant Director