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Union Math Alumni Career Panel


Graham Bryce '98, John Corey '80, and Andy McKenzie '09
Union College

October 27, 2009
4:30 pm
Bailey Hall 207

Refreshments will be served at 4:15 in Bailey 204


The October 27 math seminar will host three Union math majors, Graham Bryce '98, John Corey '80, and Andy McKenzie '09, for a math career panel. The alumni will give 15-minute presentations about their professions (see below); Pete Fowler, Senior Associate Director of the Becker Career Center, will also talk about job opportunities in mathematics. The last 15 minutes will be reserved for questions.

Following the panel, there will be a dinner at Kabul Night where students can chat with the alumni about job opportunities in mathematics. The dinner is free for students; those who would like to attend should email Chris Hardin (hardinc@union.edu) as soon as possible.

About the alumni:

Graham Bryce '98 (math major) is an actuary at AXA Equitable; he is responsible for forecasting the annuity business so that the company management can estimate future earnings under different economic conditions. He will discuss the requirements for becoming an actuary, sample work done by actuaries, a comparison between insurance companies and consulting companies, and steps that you should take to learn more about actuarial science.

John Corey '80 (mechanical engineering, math) is an inventor. After working at MTI as lead designer of the Automotive Stirling Engine, John invented multi-cellular insulating window shades along with the machines that manufacture them. He founded CFIC-Qdrive in 1989, where he is president and lead designer of Q-drive's resonant linear motor drives and cryogenic coolers. John continues an international consulting practice in advanced thermo-mechanical systems, and has toured the US as an ASME Distinguished Lecturer on Creative Problem-Solving.

Andy Mackenzie '09 (math, economics) is an Operations Research Associate at ZS Associates; he has worked with clients in both the pharmaceutical and biotech industries in a variety of practice areas, including strategic sales force sizing, physician segmentation using patient level data, post-merger sales force integration, and incentive compensation design. Andy is interested in designing tools and methodologies for new and developing practice areas.

For additional information, send e-mail to math@union.edu or call (518) 388-6246.
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