Class of 2007
Double major: Mathematics and Economics
Adam Gilbert grew up in a small town in northern New Hampshire. He chose to attend Merrimack College because of its size. “I wanted a school where I could have a personal relationship with each of my teachers. Merrimack was perfect for that,” he said.
After taking Calculus II and meeting with department faculty members, Adam realized that majoring in math would be a great fit for him. “The people in the Math Department at Merrimack are an extremely friendly and welcoming bunch,” he said.
While at Merrimack Adam completed three internships, worked as a tutor for the Mathematics Center, and participated in the Math Club. “These internships, paired with the strong analytical, modeling, and communication skills provided by the Mathematics curriculum put me in a great position to decide in which direction to take my career.” When he graduated in 2007, Adam chose to pursue a graduate education in mathematics, after considering offers from investment banks and finance departments.
Currently a graduate student in the Mathematics Department at the University of Rhode Island, Adam earned a Master’s degree in May of 2009 and is pursuing a PhD degree. His responsibilities include teaching one or two courses per semester, completing required coursework, doing research in the area of Graph Theory, and managing a newly created Mathematics Tutoring Center.
“All of my Mathematics professors at Merrimack provided me with a great foundation to move forward in multiple career directions,” said Adam. Reflecting on his Merrimack experience, he adds, “Whatever your ultimate career goal is, a degree in Mathematics will provide you with an impressive resume and the tools needed to be a successful job candidate.”