Contributed Paper C279
Preparing students for a career in Statistics
PresenterJay Mandrekar (United States)
With the rapid growth in the field of statistics such as big data, data science, predictive analytics etc., current students have several choices to consider for their career as a statistician. Statisticians work as collaborators in various industries and academic institutions. In today’s competitive world, focusing only on mastering new statistical techniques and software is not sufficient. On the contrary, one needs to strengthen both their problem solving abilities and soft skills, which are rarely taught. These take time to develop but are essential for a successful collaboration. Students should find a mentor who can guide them in achieving and mastering these skills. This interactive session will touch upon various aspects of employability skills and career development.