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[1 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | 358 views]
Masters Without Borders

Marcos Carzolio reflects on his summer in Mozambique collecting, cleaning, and analyzing data.

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[1 Feb 2014 | 8 Comments | 1,195 views]
Type IV Errors: How Collaboration Can Lead to Simpler Analyses

Jonathan Stallings talks about the lessons he learned while being a lead statistical collaborator at Virginia Tech’s Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis.

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[1 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 113 views]

Sharon Murray of GlaxoSmithKline, Amarjot Kaur of Merck Research Laboratories, and Jennifer Gauvin of GlaxoSmithKline share some of the ideas for increasing visibility that arose during a panel discussion organized by the members of the Committee on Applied Statisticians.

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[1 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 509 views]
Developing Successful Career Relationships: Leveraging Mentoring, Coaching, and Sponsorship

There is more to career growth than being mentored. Here, Sara Kalicin illustrates how coaching, and sponsoring are also needed to leverage a persons career.

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[1 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 568 views]
How Statistics Training Can Lead to Management

Whitney Murphy, senior statistician for NORC at the University of Chicago, discusses how statistics training can lead to an opportunity in management.

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[1 Aug 2013 | 3 Comments | 3,014 views]
Where Does a Statistician Fit in the Big Data Era?

Andy Hoegh describes the essential skills residing in the four domains of the ideal modern statistician.

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[1 Jul 2013 | Comments Off | 215 views]

Master’s level statistician Richard Morris discusses what he would be doing now if he were starting over as a statistician.

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[1 Jun 2013 | Comments Off | 94 views]

Jean V. Adams discusses how to pay it forward and paint a picture of client’s data.

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[1 May 2013 | 2 Comments | 390 views]
Finding the Balance

Amy Gehrke discusses how she found a career that balanced her desire for public service and her need to have the most objective facts.

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[1 Apr 2013 | Comments Off | 1,149 views]
Being a Hybrid Statistician

One type of job available to applied statistics graduates is that of “hybrid statistician,” in which statistical expertise is tied into a more general research-based role. Two master’s-level biostatisticians Emily Olsen and Melissa Danielson describe their jobs, what they like about being a hybrid statistician, and courses they completed to prepare them for this career.