Career Development Events

Career Development Series

Career Development Series

If you have suggestions for guest speakers, are interested in joining us as a speaker, or have ideas regarding this series, please contact Dr. Erin Lake

Lunchtime Career Chat with Shira Mitchell, PhD ‘14

This Friday, April 10, 2020
Zoom Info:
Dial-in:  +1 929 436 2866
RSVP here

Join us this Friday for a lunchtime career chat with Shira Mitchell, who will be Zooming in to meet with us from NYC!  Shira is a statistician working in politics.  After her PhD at Harvard and postdoc at Columbia, she worked at Mathematica Policy Research on small area estimation and causal inference for federal agencies (mostly Medicare and Medicaid).  She then worked at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics (MODA), deploying and critiquing data-driven policy.  Now she works at Civis Analytics on the company’s political research team in NYC.

We are thrilled to have Shira join us and look forward to a great discussion! Bring questions, or join us simply to learn of Shira’s experiences and insights.




Informal Q&A and Experience Sharing Around Current Challenges in Job/Internship/Research Searches

Last week, career development surveys were completed by PhD and Master’s students. The desire to connect and share questions, challenges, experiences and insights around the current state of search activities, was made evident. Any student is invited to either meeting (SM students are welcome to join April 15; PhD students are welcome on April 24, but with specific focus delineated below).

Focus on PhD student searches: Wednesday, April 15 (RSVP here)

Focus on Master’s student searches: Friday, April 24 (RSVP here)

1:00-2:00pm both dates

via Zoom


Career Options Seminar with Erin Lake

‘What Color is Your ‘Biostatistics’ Parachute?’

Join Erin Lake (’01) for both a broad and detailed overview of the array of career opportunities made accessible by a degree in biostatistics, CBQG, or health data science, as well as comparisons between these sectors.  Depending on student attendance and interests, we may also discuss the elements of strong resumes/CVs, cover letters, interviews, and establishing ‘presence’ for starting a career in our field.

Friday, April 17 from 1:00-2:00pm

via Zoom


Lunchtime Career Chat with Jessica Gronsbell ‘17

Looking forward to having Jesse back to share her insights into the current academic job market and search process!

Wednesday, April 29 from 1:00-2:00pm

via Zoom

*SM and PhD students can access the Office of Alumnae Affairs and Career Advancement.  Note that this office is still open for scheduling Zoom/virtual sessions with career counselors for assistance with basics around resume/CV development, editing, and much more.

*Note that all members of our department can access the department Slack channels (see emails with link) for internship and job opportunities, as well as connect to the Department of Biostatistics/Alumnae section of the LinkedIn network.

*PhD students can find many resources via the Office of Career Services (OCS) at GSAS. Laura Stark and her team are offering many opportunities via Zoom and other virtual platforms.

*All students can find interesting reads and keep up with the field via sources including but not limited to ASA’s Amstat News, and the popular This is Statistics site.