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How can students prepare for BIG careers? Inspirational stories and practical advice can be found at the BIG Math Network website (https://bigmathnetwork.org). The Network is an independent partnership that launched at the 2016 Joint Mathematics Meetings and is supported by the American Mathematical Society, the American Statistical Association, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, the Mathematical Association of America, the MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. The BIG Math Network website includes: • Career transition stories by mathematical scientists who went on to BIG careers • Links to resources for students and faculty • Practical advice about seeking jobs For further in-depth advice and career preparation strat- egies we recommend our recent book, the BIG Jobs Guide: Business, Industry, and Government Careers for Mathematical Scientists, Statisticians, and Operations Researchers, available from the online SIAM and AMS bookstores. The BIG Jobs Guide offers students and postdocs a practical how-to guide on topics such as: • What skills can I offer employers? • How do I write a high-impact résumé? • Where can I find a rewarding internship? • What kinds of jobs are out there for me?