What I love about the math major experience is that the term “busy work” does not apply–ever. Now this means that the term “work” does apply and when you’ve been working on a problem set for hours without making any progress at all this may no longer seem like a positive thing. However, anyone pursuing a math major will soon find the extraordinary relief/joy/intellectual curiosity that comes from finishing a problem set that, for me at least, makes it all worth while. And with any luck, in the processes they will get to meet the wonderful, quirky personalities that make up the faculty and students of the LU Math Department.
Also, don’t forget all the perks–studying abroad in Budapest, getting paid to do summer research in topics that interest you, math tea (free cookies), math picnic, occasional trips to the VR with the math Profs…basically all the fun stuff!