North Central College - Naperville, IL

Student Opportunities

As a mathematics major, you’ll have lots of opportunities to explore mathematics outside the classroom.

  • Develop an individual research project for presentation at the College’s Rall Symposium , the annual Student Research Symposium of the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA), an annual meeting of the Illinois Section of the Mathematical Association of America, or even the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.
  • Consider completing an internship at one of the many companies in the Chicagoland area who employ mathematicians, especially if you’re an actuarial science or applied mathematics major.
  • Try your hand at the ACCA calculus team competition, an event in which North Central College students have usually done quite well, and the William Lowell Putnam Competition.
  • Join the student Mathematics Club/Pi Mu Epsilon honorary society.  The club sponsors an variety of activities throughout the year including the Prime Time Colloquium and trivia breaks each term.  Some members of the Math Club also volunteer as tutors in the Math Resource Center.
  • The mathematics faculty is friendly, talented and sincerely interested in every student enrolled in each of our courses. From your first math course to your last, we are ready and able to help you get the most out of your study of mathematics. Should you need additional assistance, math majors and math faculty provide one-on-one assistance in the Mathematics Resource Center as well as the College's EDGE program.

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Chris Rohde

A Big 10 university didn’t measure up for Chris Rohde. He came to North Central as a sophomore to participate in the College’s renowned running program, study education and gain access to faculty.  “I have a closer rapport with teachers here.  I talk with my professors after nearly every class.”  As a future mathematics teacher — and some day, a professor — Rohde explains that math is his second language. “My hope is to show my students how fun math really is.”