There are prejudices about mathematicians,
who are often viewed as introverts, not very
sociable and not very useful people. From my
experience, I know that there are many
mathematicians who are quite the opposite.
Mathematics is an overarching subject and offers a way of life. With a serious education in mathematics, you can approach problems in a certain way, thinking on an abstract level and generalizing to try to find a common thread to different problems.