Career opportunities - Mathematics (MSc, 2 years)
Mathematics is a widely applicable science, and has many uses in industry and technology development. Here a small selection of former mathematics students tell us how they use mathematics at work.
Name: Anna Solveig Testanière Overskott
Study program: Master's degree in mathematics with specialization in algebra
Graduated from NTNU: December 2015
Place of work/employer: The consulting company Transcendent Group, Oslo
Title: Senior consultant in privacy and information security
– I'm amazed at how flexible the brain becomes by engaging in such a narrow field of study as mathematics, says Anna Testanière Overskott, senior consultant in privacy and information security.
Navn: Egil Aleksander Bugge
Study program: Master of Science (MSc) in Mathematical Sciences
Graduated from NTNU (year): 2016
Workplace/Employer: Norconsult Informasjonssystemer
Previous relevant jobs: Teaching mathematics at Hemne Videregående Skole
Egil's original dream was to become a police officer, but changed his mind and took science subjects as an external candidate. That got him so hooked on mathematics and coding that he can't even put it away during vacations.
Name: Haakon Holm Gulbrandsrud
Study program: Master’s degree in mathematics
Workplace: FFI (Forsvarets Forskningsinstitutt) / National Defence Research Establishment
Previous Relevant Jobs: None
With a Master's degree in mathematics and the right background in place, Haakon Holm Gulbrandsrud gets to work on issues that only a few of us are able to gain insight into.
Name: Carl Fredrik Berg
Study program: Mathematical Sciences, Mathematical subjects, algebra
Graduated from NTNU (annual): 2006
Workplace: Associate professor at IGP (Department of Earth Sciences and Petroleum). Previously worked at Equinor's Research Center from 2007 to 2016.
They are always looking for people who are good at math and who have shown that they can work, says Associate Professor Carl Fredrik Berg. – And that has been proven by taking a doctorate.