The statistics profession has had a profound impact on such diverse areas as health care, the environment, conducting the census, and education. Perhaps less visible has been the significant effect statistics has had on business and industry—the private sector. Here, Roger Hoerl from GE illustrates how business and industry affords statistics students another viable career option.
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Sandra Stinnett did not start out to be a biostatistician, but over the years grew to love statistics. Here, she talks about who and what inspired her to become a biostatistician and how she eventually became an inspiration to women in the statistics profession.
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There is an axiom in the business world: Your hard skills—that is, what you can show and quantify on your résumé—will get you an interview, but it is your soft skills that will land you a job. ASA President Sastry Pantula includes some points he made about core, computational, and communication skills at a workshop for young industrial and business statisticians.
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Stuart Arthur Rice, president of the American Statistical Association in 1933, had a career that can, in one sense, be epitomized as the evolution of a student activist and young radical political party worker to social worker, to student and teacher of sociology, to statistician and statistical statesman. Read this October 1969 The American Statistician article to learn more.
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