This past Fall Peer Advisor Chidera interviewed Professor Paul Vojta over Zoom and invited Math & Applied Math majors to attend and ask questions. In case you missed it, I have transcribed their conversation below! — Ashley Z, Peer Advisor Q: Can you walk me through your math journey? A: Sure. My parents moved …

# Homework Tips I’ve Learned (Or Learned to Appreciate) As A Grader

I started grading homeworks in fall 2019 to earn some extra money and because I had some extra time. Since then I’ve graded for Math 113 for three semesters and Math 53 for one semester (over the summer). Over this time I’ve learned some tips I’d like to share, because I would have liked to …

# Advice for New Math and Applied Math Majors!

Peer advisors answer some questions about their experience with the math major at Berkeley!

# Experience and Advice on Applied Math Clusters

Applied Math Clusters Revealed! We talked to a number of Applied Math majors about what Applied Math area of emphasis (cluster) they chose. These include students with clusters in Actuarial Science, Computer Science, Data Science, Financial Engineering, Machine Learning, Mathematical Biology, and Operations Research. Below are some of their advice, experience, and thoughts! Actuarial Science …

# Moving on Up: The Peer Advisors Talk About Their First Upper Division Math Class

What was your first upper div class at Cal? Lakshmi: My first upper division class in general was Stat 134, but in the math department, my first were 113 and 172 (at the same time) Wan: My first upper-division Math course is 110, linear algebra. Winnie: My first upper division class was …

# Meet Your 2017-18 Peer Advisors!

We’re looking forward to a great year, and to get you acquainted with us, we thought we’d answer some introductory questions! Question #1: Tell us a little bit about yourself. Adam: “I’m a senior double majoring in Applied Math and Econ. I’m a local, having spent my whole life in the Bay Area. …

# Insights from Transfer Students in the Department

What made you want to be a math major? Omri: “My community college calculus professor sparked my passion for math. After taking classes with him, I knew I wanted to study it as my major.” Wan: “I am sensitive in numbers since I was very young. I like applying logics and deduction to everything in …

# Career Path Interview (Spring 2018, Part IV)

Interviewee: Megan Year: Senior What is your major (pure or applied)? If applied, what is your cluster and why did you pick it? Applied. Economics; I was between this and statistics and chose Econ because I’ve taken Econ classes before, and I’m interested in applying my math degree in the business world post-graduation. Also, if …

# Career Path Interview (Spring 2018, Part III)

Interviewee: Forest Year: Junior Major: Applied Math, clustered with Operations Research 1) Why did you choose Applied Math as your major? I was considering either applying to the college of engineering for Civil Engineering or L&S for applied math as a transfer. I ended up choosing applied math because it had fewer prerequisites and I …

# Career Path Interview (Spring 2018, Part II)

Interviewee: A.Z. Major: Applied Mathematics and Statistics Year: Junior 1) What made you originally get into mathematics, and what areas did you hone in on? A.Z: When I was a freshman, I knew nothing about what I was going to do. Math was just one of the subjects that I was familiar with. After finishing all …