Lunchtime Panel on Employment in the Sciences, AM, and CS

IIT College of Science graduates work everywhere—from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group to NASA, from kCura to Princeton University, and from Baxter to global conglomerates. But how do they get there?

Join faculty panelists to hear about career paths from College of Science degrees to employment in academia, industry, or government at a lunchtime discussion on Tuesday, November 4 from 12:50-1:50 p.m. in Hermann Hall Ballroom. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP online here.

Celestine McGee and Yahaira Guilfu Diaz from IIT Career Management Center will host the event.

Participants will include:

Fred Hickernell, professor and chair, applied mathematics. Applied mathematicians address the dispersal of pollutants in the environment, the design of new materials, the valuation of an investment portfolio, the efficient routing of messages through the Internet, and much more. Hickernell will discuss opportunities for this flexible career across a range of industries, in academia, and in government.

Jialing Xiang, professor of biology. Xiang’s innovative cancer research lab has produced many successful graduates. Examples of what her former students have accomplished include founding a company that develops surgical-simulation devices, working as a director of research at the Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education at the University of Chicago, serving as a research technologist doing in vivo animal research, and attending optometry school. Hear about the varied possibilities of a science degree!

Igor Cialenco, associate professor, applied mathematics and co-director of the master of mathematical finance (MMF) program. MMF alumni are employed by such companies as CME Group, Citigroup, Discover Financial Services, Goldman Sachs, Intercontinental Exchange, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Morgan Stanley, OCC and Quantitative Risk Management, Inc.

Shlomo Argamon, professor of computer science and director of the master of data science program. Argamon’s research focuses on computer analysis of human language (text analytics) to help with everything from counterterrorism to humanities scholarship. Learn about employment in these areas as well as the hot market for data scientists in business, government, academia, and nonprofit organizations.