Career Development – Upcoming Events

Career Development Series

Students were recently surveyed, and upcoming events reflect preferences communicated therein.  If you have suggestions for guest speakers, are interested in joining us as a speaker, or have ideas/concerns regarding this series, please contact Erin Lake.

Lunchtime Informal Q&A Discussion Around Current Challenges in Job/internship/fellowship/postdoc/research-project Searches

Join fellow students and postdocs in a supportive setting to connect and share questions, challenges, experiences and insights around the current state of job/internship/fellowship/postdoc/research-project search activities.  Some opportunities have been cancelled amidst the pandemic, while others have become available.  This is an opportunity for members of the department to share and learn from one another regarding how various areas of our field are faring, and accommodating (or not) the global scene.  Any (current) student, postdoc, or recent alum of the department is invited to this meeting.

This Wednesday, April 15, 2020 – focus on PhD level current search activity
1:00-2:00pm – RSVP here
Zoom Info:
Dial-in:  +1 929 436 2866


Lunchtime Career Options and Preparations Seminar with Erin Lake
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.  (For instance, in pharma, where in the development process of an investigational new drug might be roles for each of these degrees? How about in the academia, or nonprofit settings?) Depending on student attendance and interests, we may discuss tips around establishing ‘presence’ for starting a career in our field, interview preparation, and the elements of strong cover letters and CVs/resumes.

This Friday, April 17, 2020
1:00-2:00pm – RSVP 
Zoom Info:
Dial-in:  +1 929 436 2866



Lunchtime Informal Q&A Discussion Around Current Challenges in Job/internship/research-project Searches

Friday, April 24, 2020 – focus on Master’s level current search activity
1:00-2:00pm – Via Zoom – RSVP here


Lunchtime Career Chat with Jessica Gronsbell ‘17

We looking forward to having Jesse back to share her insights into the current academic job market and search process.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
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.