Last Updated: September 2, 2011
Gathered here are links describing a variety of opportunities of interest to MIT Mathematics majors.
The American Mathematical Society site lists undergraduate opportunities of all kinds—graduate school and employment information, summer programs, semester programs in the US and abroad, clubs and conferences, competitions. It also contains links to a number of summer and semester programs.
Jobs and Internships
Graduate Record Exams
Graduate schools expect the GRE General Test, as well as the relevant GRE subject test.
The General Test is given year-round at Prometric testing centers in Boston and Brookline and elsewhere.
The Subject Tests are offered only three times a year (October, November, April) at Roxbury Community College, Simmons College, Suffolk University, and other places farther away.
»GRE Subject registration deadline: September 17, 2010 (for Ocotber 23, 2010 test)
»GRE Subject late registration: September 24, 2010 ($25 fee)
Deadlines vary by program. The International Study pages have a wealth of information on each program.
»Deadline (Spring): November 1
»Deadline (Fall): April 30
»Deadline (Spring): September 30
»Deadline (Fall): March 30
»Main Application Deadline: February 15
»Late Application Deadline (for the Spring): October 31
Deadlines vary by program. The Global Education Office has an information on its scholarship website and offers an advice with application. Although not listed on the website, the Global Education Office carries a list of fellowship programs that are available for foreign nationals too.
Departmental Travel Funds
There are limited department funds available to support travel expenses of math majors. These are primarily intended for travel to conferences in which the student is participating actively (such as, presenting a paper). To apply, email Debbie Bower (firstname.lastname@example.org). The application should include a paragraph explaining the details of the request (as a minimum, the conference name and location, expected cost of trip, and nature of the student's participation). Support from a faculty member is essential for a successful request.