Career Development Series

Career Development Series

Looking ahead to 2023, we welcome your ideas and input for our Career Development Series as we align such with currently planning.  Feel free also to reach out to Dr. Erin Lake directly.

Over the next few weeks many students will defend SM theses or PhD dissertations.  One of the greatest ways to support the development of careers in our field is to attend some of these incredible ‘defense presentations’ that are so thoughtfully given by fellow students and future colleagues.  Each represents the culmination of dedication and hard work, and often reflects the latest emerging work in our field.  

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 CareerServices (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 NewsSTATtrak, and the popular This is Statistics site.