February 23, 2009
Summer internship at Pfizer
A summer intern position in Pfizer Animal Health, Veterinary Medicine Research and Development, Biometrics has been posted on the Pfizer website. The position is at our Kalamazoo, MI (USA) research site.
It is job requisition number 931274 and can be accessed at this web site:
Please forward to any potential interested undergraduate or graduate students in your department.
February 17, 2009
Google executive on statistics
From Hal Varian, Google’s chief economist:
“I keep saying the sexy job in the next ten years will be statisticians. People think I’m joking, but who would’ve guessed that computer engineers would’ve been the sexy job of the 1990s? The ability to take data—to be able to understand it, to process it, to extract value from it, to visualize it, to communicate it—that’s going to be a hugely important skill in the next decades, not only at the professional level but even at the educational level for elementary school kids, for high school kids, for college kids. Because now we really do have essentially free and ubiquitous data. So the complimentary scarce factor is the ability to understand that data and extract value from it.”
The complete article is here:
February 11, 2009
Department of Statistics SAS Workshop
Dates and time: April 4th, 5th and 11th from 9am-4pm
Instructor: Kathy Welch, CSCAR
Who is eligible: Graduate and undergraduate Statistics majors
Cost: $75 (Course packet, refreshment, and lunch will be provided.)
Registration: Contact Angie Cox (firstname.lastname@example.org) for registration information and further information about the course. We are currently planning to have 40 seats and they will be filled on a first come first served basis.
February 10, 2009
2008-2009 Education and Outreach Program
SAMSI/CRSC Undergraduate Workshop, May 18 - 22, 2009 at North
Carolina State University
SAMSI will host a one week undergraduate workshop intended for college juniors and seniors focused on SAMSI research activities related to the statistical and applied mathematical modeling and analysis of experimental data. During the first day, a summary of research activities in the 2008-2009 programs on Sequential Monte Carlo Methods, and Algebraic Methods in Systems Biology and Statistics will be presented. During days two through five, participants will be involved in a hands-on experience. They will use mathematical and statistical models to analyze experimental data they collect in the CRSC/Math Instructional Research Lab on the NC State University campus.
Tutorials on modeling, mathematical and statistical methodology and on the physical experiments being used will be given. Participants working together in small teams will collect data and analyze it using mathematical and statistical software provided.
Applicants should use the on-line application form (http://www.samsi.info/200809/ug/ug-application200905.html) and also have one letter of recommendation sent to email@example.com. Full financial support for travel expenses, subsistence and lodging in university housing will be provided for all attendees. Due to space considerations, participation is restricted and will be offered to approximately 18 individuals selected from the applicant pool. Participants are expected to arrive for the workshop on Sunday, May 17, 2009 and remain in continuous attendance until 12:00 pm on Friday, May 22, 2009.
Applications will be considered beginning February 10, 2009 and continuing until April 3, 2009, but registration will likely be closed before that date, as workshop capacity is reached. Successful applicants will be notified of their acceptance as soon as a decision on their application is reached.
Upon acceptance for the program, individuals must confirm by email within three days their intention to participate (otherwise their place will be given to another applicant). Accepted participants will be advised regarding airfares and will need to purchase plane tickets with a three-week advance fare.
Please direct questions concerning the workshop to firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 04, 2009
SAS class offered by the local ASA chapter
From the Ann Arbor ASA chapter:
We will be having an 'Up and Running with SAS' class on Thursday, Feb 19, in room 1230 of the Undergraduate Science Building (USB) from 6:30 - 9 PM.
It's free, and open to all (Statistics Dept students get priority, in case we're full). The room is a computer lab; computers will be provided.
If you'd like to attend, please e-mail me
email@example.com with 'SAS Class' in the subject line.
Upcoming career events
From the career center:
Started thinking about your career plans? Have an interest in not-for-profit and socially active organizations? The Career Center, along with the schools and organizations listed below want to help. The Not For Profit Expo hosts organizations in fields representing social change, advocacy, community service, etc. Current students and alumni are encouraged to attend the NFP Expo to:
* Explore career paths in not-for-profits,
* Discuss internships and full-time positions,
* Meet with employers to discuss internship and full-time positions,
* Learn about volunteer opportunities,
* Discuss ways to stay involved in community service throughout your career
* Build networks to expand your job search efforts.
Have an interest in government and state organizations? The Career Center, along with the schools and organizations listed below want to help. The Government Career Fair hosts organizations in fields representing civil services, state business, federal matters, etc. Current students and alumni are encouraged to attend the Government Career Fair to:
* Meet with 10+ state and federal agencies
* Discuss internship and full-time positions
* Register on-site the day of the event
* For a list of organizations scheduled
* Build networks to expand your job search efforts.
The MPowered Career Fair is your door to experience entrepreneurship. This annual fair is a great opportunity for students with diverse academic backgrounds to get jobs and internships with ambitious small companies and start-up firms.
WHEN: February 11, 2009 from 11 A.M. to 4 P.M
WHERE: North Campus, Pierpont Commons, Duderstadt Center, and Chrysler Center
The opportunity is here for the taking!
A regularly updated company list can be viewed here:
Want to increase your chances at getting that job you want? Volunteer for the fair and join us in the exclusive reception where you can socialize with execu
tives to lock in those jobs. Volunteer registration is done here: http://mpowered.studentorgs.umich.edu/index.php?n=Fair.Students-VolunteerRegis
If you have any questions regarding the MPowered Career Fair, please visit the general website at:
Visit the Career Center Connector to see what organizations are attending so you can plan out your day if you have class or other obligations.