Mathematics students’ next steps after graduation

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Abstract

This article is about what happens to newly minted mathematics graduates. It explores data from the first destination statistics from the perspective of mathematics lecturers and others involved in institutions that provide a higher education in mathematics. It also looks at reasons why this issue is important to those engaged in the higher education of mathematics undergraduates. A key finding is that the employment of mathematics graduates is concentrated in the sector of the economy that includes banking, property and financial services which makes the employment prospects for new graduates in mathematics vulnerable to recession in that sector.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)777-793
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
Volume40
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

Keywords

  • Mathematics
  • Employability
  • Graduate employment
  • Higher education
  • Statistics

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