2003;
222 pp;
Softcover
**Print ISBN: 978-0-8218-3455-8
Product Code: GSCM**

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Individual Member Price: $25.60

#### Supplemental Materials

# A Mathematician’s Survival Guide: Graduate School and Early Career Development

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*Steven G. Krantz*

Graduate school marks the first step toward a career in
mathematics for young mathematicians. During this period, they make
important decisions which will affect the rest of their careers. Here
now is a detailed guide to help students navigate graduate school and
the years that follow.

In his inimitable and forthright style, Steven Krantz addresses the
major issues of graduate school, including choosing a program, passing
the qualifying exams, finding an advisor, writing a thesis, and
getting that first job. As with his earlier guide, How to Teach
Mathematics , he avoids generalities, giving clear advice on
how to handle real situations. The book also contains a description of
the basic elements of a mathematical education, as well as a glossary
and appendices on the structure of a typical department and university
and the standard academic ranks.

Steven G. Krantz is an accomplished mathematician and an award-winning
author. He has published 130 research articles and 45 books. He has
worked in many different types of mathematics departments, supervised
both masters and doctoral students, and is currently the Chair of the
Mathematics Department at Washington University in St. Louis.

Other titles by Steven Krantz available from the AMS are The Survival of a Mathematician:
From Tenure-Track to Emeritus,
A Primer of Mathematical Writing and
Techniques of Problem
Solving.

#### Readership

Undergraduate and graduate-level mathematics students; general mathematical audience.

#### Reviews & Endorsements

Very valuable for the prospective student … definitely good advice … definitely recommend to every mathematics department to keep a copy of this book for their undergraduate and graduate students.

-- MAA Online