# Our Alumni

**Director, Altair Advisers — Chicago, Illinois**

*"Mathematics is a wonderful core discipline, but it's also very important to be well rounded."*

**Assistant Professor — Meredith College, Raleigh, NC**

*"But with a Ph.D. under my belt, I have more confidence than I did as a graduate student in my own ability to make important decisions about teaching, research, and everything else."*

**Applied Mathematics Ph.D. Student, Harvard**

*"(Duke Math) gave me the opportunity to explore research in math so that I knew I wanted to pursue a Ph.D."*

**Flow Traders — New York, New York**

*"...(Duke's Math Department) also helped me see the world differently, asking questions and thinking about solutions rather than seeing barriers."*

**Chief Risk Officer — State Street Global Markets**

*"First, really appreciate the education you are getting because it trains your mind and sharpens the way you think. Once you get into the real world, this gives you a huge advantage."*

**Student, University of Virginia School of Medicine — Charlottesville, Virginia**

*"Studying math at Duke gave me the sense that I could do almost anything if I put my mind to it."*

**Deloitte — New York, New York**

*"During job searches employers see that you are a math major and immediately know that you have the logical reasoning and problem solving skills required."*

**Aerospace Zonal Manager, AIG — Los Angeles**

*"Employers respect (Duke Math degree) very much, it is broad enough to be useful in many fields."*

**Spin VR — Toronto, Ontario, Canada**

*"... being surrounded by such talented classmates, I was constantly pushed to challenge my intellectual limits in different areas of maths..."*

**Google — Seattle, Washington**

*"(Being a Duke Math grad has) helped me think in abstract manner and break problems into small pieces without losing focus of the big picture."*

**Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt Children's Hospital — Nashville, Tenn.**

*"... having a background in (Math) does allow me to more critically read journal articles as I can better understand the statistics." *

**Investor Relations Manager, Saga Tree Capital Advisors — Singapore**

*"I viewed my math major as a way to develop and hone my problem solving skills and learn how to think, more than I conceived of it as a way to build specific technical knowledge."*

**Princeton Consultants — New York, New York**

*"This skill has a number of applications in the real world, and teaches you to be innovative and how to solve problems in ways that other people haven't though of."*

**Ph.D. Student, University of Michigan — Ann Arbor, Michigan**

*"I feel my mathematics education from Duke prepared me very well for the interdisciplinary nature of my current research and career path."*

**Academy of Science — Sterling, Virginia**

*"...the critical thinking skills I learned as a math major have been applicable to every single experience I have had post-college, and I am so thankful for that."*

**Health Program Specialist, Sigay Kauyagan, Philippines**

*"A math degree from Duke will give you options and a path forward, whether that's changing companies, changing industries, getting another higher education degree, or some other pursuit."*