Lauren graduated from Gordon with a double major in Mathematics and Secondary Education, along with a minor in Music. She taught for the first month after graduation at Stoneham High School, filling in for a teacher on maternity leave. Lauren considered teaching math at the high school level, but decided to enroll in the Pure Mathematics doctoral program at the University of New Hampshire, where she will soon defend her thesis. Along with her own course work and research in operator theory, she has taught and assisted with teaching many undergraduate math classes. Her goal is to ultimately teach at the college level.
Jane graduated with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science. She works for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems as a Systems Engineer. Jane’s roles have included system performance analysis, analysis tools development, requirements management, and systems architecture development. As part of her commitment to leadership in the workplace, Jane recently completed an advanced degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering Leadership at Northeastern University.
Jeff graduated with a degree in Mathematics (with honors) and a minor in Computer Science. He is currently working for Breuer & Co., a software company in Massachusetts specializing in private school management software. His work includes creating various web applications, server and database administration, and figuring out algorithms for automatic course scheduling.
Lauren describes her career trajectory and what the Gordon education means to her:
"I graduated with from Gordon College with a double major in Mathematics and Secondary Education. After working as a 7th grade math teacher in Ohio for two years, I moved back to the area and have been working as a 7th grade math teacher Briscoe Middle School in Beverly, Mass. I received a Masters of Education with a concentration in Gifted Instruction in 2013 from the University of Cincinnati. My experience at Gordon taught me to not underestimate myself and this lesson impacts my classroom daily."
In a recent email, Chris told us what he's been up to since graduation:
I graduated from Gordon College in 2004 with a major in Mathematics and minors in Computer Science and Business Administration. My professional career began as a Data Quality Analyst for a company that gathers and analyzes automobile insurance data, and my primary responsibility was to ensure the accuracy of the data that we received.
While there, I attended graduate school part time for an MBA, concentrating in Information Technology and Business Analytics. I’ve always had an interest in the relationship between mathematics, IT, and business (specifically how math and IT can impact business outcomes), and I eventually discovered a career path that perfectly blended these three disciplines: Business Intelligence (BI).
The purpose of BI is to transform a company’s raw data into actionable information for the business. I now work on a BI team at an academic medical center, where our goal is to get the right information to the right people at the right time. We combine data from many different sources, clean it, transform it into a usable format, analyze it, and finally report on it.
All levels of the organization, from the CEO down to individual doctors, have come to rely on our system for their data needs. BI is a perfect example of how Mathematics can have a very real impact in the business world, and Gordon’s Mathematics curriculum served as a great foundation for this career path.