At Effective Altruism Cambridge we are organising an online careers workshop, specifically designed for maths students who might be interested in doing something useful with their quantitative skills.
Full info is on the Facebook event https://fb.me/e/2di6G25gC and in the registration form https://forms.gle/31ovA6XWtriWXLwx5, but in short:
- No prior knowledge of EA is assumed, so a very short introduction to EA, in particular to the 80,000 Hours framework, will be given at the start
- Talks + Q&As on different career paths that use maths by 4 external speakers (all were maths majors):
- No need to be a maths student or a Cambridge student.
We expect most of the impact to come from introducing EA to students with little prior familiarity with EA. However, on the margin, it would also be helpful to those more familiar with EA, since they would benefit from the interaction speaker that they might otherwise not get. Hence, if you run an EA student group, it'd be amazing if you could share it; or if you're a student in a quantitative subject sharing in subject uni-wide group chats would be really high value.
In the past, we've had really great feedback on these (we run two similar ones last academic year): achieving a 3~fold increase in sign-ups, attendance and retention compared to our general career workshops.
It may well be the last time in a while that it makes sense for us to run these (most Cambridge maths students will have already had a chance to attend one), especially online (as there is less interest for online events now).
-If you may be interested in running a similar workshop at your university, please get in touch.
-If you may be interested in speaking in future similar workshops, please do really get in touch.
-After the workshop, I will write a follow-up post (here or on the EA forum) about our experience running these, since I think other groups should run similar ones.