Welcome to the 2022-23 Department of Biostatistics Career Development Series!
This series is run by Dr. Erin Lake and picks up where general career development resources at HSPH and GSAS leave off, providing focus that is specific to our students in biostatistics, health data science, computational biology and quantitative genetics. Alumni and colleagues from academia, industry, nonprofits, health tech, business, policy, and beyond, visit with our students throughout the year to share insights and experience, and thus contribute to the vital knowledge-experience continuum between our department and the broader field. If you are interested in joining us as a guest speaker, or have ideas regarding this series, please contact Dr. Erin Lake and/or enter your ideas via this sheet.
Lunchtime Career Chats are specifically designed to be informal, career-based discussions with our award and colloquium speakers. Students and postdocs might not otherwise have access to these career-focused discussions with our department guests, since the award seminars are research-focused. These professionals are coming from academic, government, industry and other sectors and are a wealth of knowledge and experience!
Please join our Myrto Awardee, Dr. Jeffrey Leek to hear about his own career path, as well as insights and advice he has for students and postdocs. Don’t miss the lecture and reception later in the day starting at at 4pm.
Offerings from the HSPH Office of Career and Professional Development or the GSAS OCS:
- ‘International Student’s Guide to Job Searching in the US’: Wednesday, Sept 7 | 5:30pm EST | Kresge G2
- Virtual fall public health career fair: Friday, Sept 23 | 1:30-3:30
- Data Analytics, Science, and Tech Fair: Friday, Sept 30 | 1:00-4:00 | SOCH in Cambridge
Ongoing Career Development Resources
* HSPH and GSAS international students may visit the Harvard International Office (HIO) to attend HIO office hours for information relevant to internships or employment.
* SM and PhD students can access the Office of Career and Professional Development, subscribe to receive their weekly Sunday eNewsletter, visit drop-in hours, and view upcoming events and other resources via their dedicated canvas site. Career Liaisons in this office help with career and CV/resume/cover letter counseling for our SM and PhD students.
* PhD students (and for certain events, SM students) can find many resources via the Office of Career Services (OCS) at GSAS, subscribe to their mailing list and follow their events calendar! This office offers career and CV/resume/cover letter counseling for our PhD students, as well as many online resources (including resume help) for SM students.
* All members of the department may connect to the Department of Biostatistics/Alumnae section of the LinkedIn network.
* Visit the department Slack channels (see earlier email from Elizabeth Solinga with link) for internship and job opportunities. The Slack channels are updated regularly and serve as a bank of announcements and opportunities that the department receives on an ongoing basis (such announcements are not generally sent out by email).
* All students can find interesting reads and keep up with the field via sources including but not limited to ASA’s publications such as Amstat News, STATtrak, and the popular This is Statistics site.
* Students in the department should try to maintain a current CV/resume (depending on your degree program and job application needs), and can find initial help to get started with this by making appointments through the offices noted above.