As an applied mathematics major at The University of Akron, you can gain
valuable work experience through cooperative education (co-op) and
Participating in co-op allows you to experience first-hand what a specific
career is all about by alternating work for salary and school each semester
after your sophomore year. In the past, applied mathematics students have
participated in co-op assignments with organizations such as:
- Glidden Co.
- National Security Agency
- BF Goodrich
- NASA Lewis Research Center
- General Electric
- Babcock and Wilcox
- Ciba Corning Diagnostics Corp.
- Diebold, Inc.
- Telxon Corp.
- Roadway Logistics
An internship allows you to learn about the career you may enter as a
professional by working five to ten hours a week and helps you to assemble a
portfolio of materials to use in applying for professional positions. In
addition, you may earn academic credit through an independent study project
under the advisement of a faculty member. Co-op and internships also improve
your employment opportunities and potential salary upon graduation.
For more information please contact the Career Placement Center.