Career Limitations?


In Minneapolis on Tuesday, January 7, 1958, Dale wrote that I had a conference with an advisor.  I was a math major at the University of Minnesota and the advisor told me that math majors had only three career choices: actuary for an insurance company, statistician for an accounting company, or math teacher.  I found that depressing but continued majoring in mathematics because it was easy for me and I didn’t know what else to do.  My advisor was unaware of the fledgling field of computer programming, which is what I fell into the following year.

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