What math class(es) have you taken or are taking that support your career choice?
I’ll start. By the time I finished my third year of undergrad, I knew I wanted to be an academic science librarian. Although it’s hard to see a direct impact, the classes I took shaped the way I think and certainly has shaped the way I get things done. The most difficult class I had was Chris Gole’s Analysis course (read the syllabus here) and I learned how to recreate math. It was a class that taught me how to think and write mathematically, in addition to building skills in teamwork and a drive to continue learning after the course finished. Fun fact: this was the class I first learned how to use LaTeX and now I teach it here. There are several other mathematicians who have inspired me, but I will leave that for another post.
Also, don’t miss out on the first National Math Festival!
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