The Mathematics Careers Speed Dating is an annual careers event in October/early November organised by the Mathematics Department and the Careers Advisory Service. The event is open to 2nd - 4th year undergraduate students and MSc students. (Please note in 2020 and 2021 the event has been replaced by virtual alumni panels.)

Format of the event

Different to normal careers fairs, the event has students in small groups moving around a room to meet with representatives from various industries in a speed dating fashion, enabling both companies and students to see a number of people in a short period of time. After the rounds of “dating”, the room is opened up for free networking, so that students can follow up with more questions or meet with representatives they were unable to see in the rounds.

Aim of the event

The hope is that the visiting industry representatives are former mathematics graduates and Imperial alumni, enabling students to gain a better understanding of possible career paths in mathematics and truly understand how mathematics is used in different organisations.

Current students will receive sign up information via email at the start of the new academic year.

Companies interested in attending future mathematics careers events, please email:

Some of the companies/organisations that have attended in the past include: 

  • Accenture
  • Bank of England
  • Bloomberg
  • BNP Paribas
  • Cisco
  • CITI
  • Credit Suisse
  • DSTL
  • EDF Trading
  • Entrepreneur FirstLCH.Clearnet (LSEG)
  • EY
  • Fidelity International
  • Finalta Global
  • FTI Consulting
  • Gamesys
  • GORS
  • HSBC
  • IBM
  • The Institute of Mathematics
  • JP Morgan
  • King
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nomura
  • Optiver
  • PA Consulting
  • PwC
  • Teach First
  • Tessella
  • Salmon Ltd
  • Share Dining
  • Sparx
  • Starcom MediaVest Group (SMV) Group 
  • Stopa Wealth Management Solutions
  • Zurich/Chartered Institute of Insurance