New Career Development Series

This fall, the Department launched the Career Development Series (CDS), which provides Biostatistics students and post-docs with professional skills training, leadership coaching, networking opportunities, and perspectives on career paths.

In September, we welcomed our inaugural CDS speaker, Gregory Levin, PhD from the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research within the Food and Drug Administration. Greg provided an interesting overview of FDA statisticians’ roles and opportunities. In October, alumna Layla Parast (PhD ’12) returned to the Department to describe her career trajectory at the RAND Corporation, and the many opportunities available to biostatisticians there.  Most recently, Professor Victor De Gruttola (ScD ’86) presented his “Reflections on the AIDS Epidemic: A Career in Research.”  In the spring we look forward to a visit from alumna Melissa Whitney (PhD ’10), JD, who works locally as a Litigation Associate at DLA Piper.

We welcome those of you who work nearby, or who find yourself visiting Boston, to participate in the CDS by speaking about your experiences, employment opportunities where you work, or leading skills development workshops. 

Also, the Department is partnering with the Office for Alumni Affairs and Career Advancement to strengthen recruitment efforts targeted to quantitative students at the Harvard Chan’s spring Career Fair. If you are interested in participating in the Career Development Series, or would like to see your company represented at the spring Career Fair, please email our Student Services Manager, Tonia Smith.