Report on the 2013 [last year's] Mathematical Sciences Employment Center
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California.
January 9,10,11 &12, 2013
The 60th Annual Mathematical Sciences Employment Center was held in San Diego, CA.
The preparation for the program is now completely online.
A total of 96 employers used at least one table at the Employment Center. Employers had two types of tables to choose from: Quiet Tables and Committee Tables. A variety of employers were represented, and despite long hours spent at the interviewing tables, most employers were very satisfied with their experience and plan to participate again. Approximately 750 job seekers registered for the service also.
Employers reserved tables which they could use to conduct interviews with any candidate (registered for the Joint Meetings), for any length of time, during any of the open hours. The hours of operation of the Interview Center included three evenings and one extra morning. The Interview Center is a comfortable room offering coffee, aisle carpeting, tables and chairs. Employers and applicants both reported that the interviews conducted there were relaxed, convenient, and very productive.
Applicants and employers were able to register in advance for the employment center by registering on Mathjobs.org and paying the appropriate fees (no fees for applicants). The preparation for the program is now done electronically through the Mathjobs.org system. Applicants can search for jobs and request interviews with employers. Employers can schedule interviews with applicants through the system. This format encourages advanced scheduling. Most employers went to the meeting with a full interview schedule made prior to the start of the meeting. There is little chance to receive interviews once the meeting is underway.
A few small amenities were added in recent years, including coffee for employers who may not have adequate time between interviews to leave the room. A "reference area" stocked with college guides, magazines, and books of advice on the academic job market has been useful for applicants.
A few pictures of the Employment Center are available.
Below is a list of the employers that attended the January 2013 [LAST YEAR'S] Employment Center.
Agnes Scott College
Applied Mathematics, Inc.
Armstrong Atlantic State University
Ball State University
California State University, East Bay
California State University, Fresno
California University of Pennsylvania
Centenary College of Louisiana
Daniel H. Wagner Associates
Delaware State University
East Central University
Eastern Kentucky University
Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida Southern College
Grand View University
Hampden - Sydney College
Harvey Mudd College
Holy Names University
Illinois Wesleyan University
James Madison University
Jane Street Capital
Lake Forest College
Lebanon Valley College
Michigan Technological University
National Security Agency
North Central College
North Greenville University
Prairie View A&M University
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Sam Houston State University
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Southern New Hampshire University
Southern Polytechnic State University
Tennessee Technological University
Texas State University - San Marcos
United States Military Academy (West Point)
United States Naval Academy
University of Central Oklahoma
University of Dayton
University of Evansville
University of Idaho
University of Mary Washington
University of Nebraska at Kearney
University of North Alabama
University of Northern Colorado
University of Tennessee at Martin
University of the Incarnate Word
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse
Washington and Lee University
West Virginia University
West Virginia Wesleyan College
Western Connecticut State University
Westminster College (MO)
Westminster College (UT)
For Further Information
Contact the Employment Center Staff at the AMS:
800-321-4267, ext. 4113, or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about AMS employment services should be directed to email@example.com