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September 30, 2009

Positions at Urban Science

Urban Science is a consulting company headquartered in Detroit, with offices around the world. They have several immediate openings that are suitable for students with undergraduate degrees in statistics (listed as "associate/senior analyst" on their web site):


If you are graduating in December it is worth taking a look at these. If you are graduating in April or later keep this company in mind as they may continue to post positions like these.


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U.S. Census Bureau at the career fair

Forwarded message:

Dear University of Michigan Student Organization and Staff:

My name is Katrina Carter and I am a Recruiter with the United States Census Bureau.

Myron Smith and I will be participating in the Career Fair on Wednesday, September 30, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Please print the attached flyer and post it in visible areas around your department and campus. Feel free to forward this outreach message any to students or departments as well.

The Census Bureau recruits for the following job titles:

Information Technology Specialists
Mathematical Statisticians

U.S. Citizenship is required.

We are interested in individuals with a Bachelors, Masters, or Ph.D. in a variety of fields of study including statistics, mathematics, demography, computer science, information systems, economics, sociology, geography, and related physical or social sciences.

We will also conduct on campus interviews Thursday, October 1, 2009.

Students can also obtain information on careers with the Census Bureau from our website: www.census.gov

Thank you for your help.

Katrina Carter
US Census Bureau

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September 25, 2009

UM Biostatistics prospective student day

Forwarded message:

The University of Michigan Prospective Student Information Day will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2009. The purpose of this event is to provide information to students who may be interested in graduate study in biostatistics. We expect this will include undergraduate and master's students who have identified biostatistics as their interest area, as well as students who are completing an undergraduate degree in math, statistics, biology, or some related discipline, and have not yet decided on their future plans.

At the event, presentations by students, faculty and alumni will focus on what biostatistics is and what biostatisticians do, on the outstanding job opportunities in biostatistics, and on the admissions and financial support opportunities in our Department.

For more information, directions to Open House and to pre-register, visit our website at


If you have any questions about our department or this event, please feel free to contact our Student Services Coordinators Nicole Fenech (fenechn@umich.edu, 734-615-9817) and Fatma Nedjari (fned@umich.edu, 734-615-9812)

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September 24, 2009

Free SAS class

Forwarded message from Barry DeCicco:

The Ann Arbor Chapter of the ASA will be conducting an 'Up and Running with SAS' class next Thursday, October 1, from 6-9 PM, in room 1250, Undergraduate Science Bldg.

This class is free, and assumes no prior knowledge of SAS.

Please contact me at: barrydmailbox-asa@yahoo.com to sign up.


Barry DeCicco
President Emeritus,
Ann Arbor Chapter, American Statistical Association

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September 23, 2009

Career information for statistics concentrators

The link below is the Career Center's news letter for Statistics concentrators. It has information on the Career Expo which is next week as well as information on internships, jobs, graduate programs and much more. All statistics concentrators are invited and encouraged to meet with a career center advisor and create a Career Center Connector Account (internship/job database).



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September 18, 2009

Social hour

We are hosting a planning meeting/social hour for the near future. Please look at the doodle poll below and check all available times in which you would be able to attend. We would like to hear about the internships you had over the past summer and plan for the year ahead. If you would like to share what you did over the past summer, please let me know. Please respond to the poll by Wednesday September 23rd.


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September 16, 2009

Occupational outlook for statisticians

This the US Bureau of Labor Statistic's outlook for employment in the statistical field:


Note also this recent article in the NY Times:



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Jobs and internships in the US Federal Government

Here are some links we received relating to internships in the US government, mostly at the census bureau:







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September 15, 2009

Bank of America Presentation

Dr. Agus Sudjianto will be visiting our department on Friday, 9/25 to discuss opportunities for statisticians at Bank of America.

There will be an information session in B760 East Hall from 11:30-12:30. After the information session, a reception with pizza will be held in the area outside the faculty office suite in West Hall.

Bank of America is recruiting this year for various positions, including the Quantitative Management Associate Program which is intended to train quantitatively oriented graduates at the bachelor's and master's levels for management positions.

There are some excellent opportunities at Bank of America. I strongly encourage anyone with interests in banking or finance to attend this event.


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September 10, 2009

DC Internships

This is not directly statistics-related, but there are many jobs for statisticians in the DC area that are related to government.



Capital Semester in Washington, DC
Spring 2010: January 13 - May 1, 2010
Fall 2010: August 28 - December 11, 2010
Georgetown University, Washington, DC




Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies in partnership with Georgetown University, Capital Semester combines substantive internships, courses for academic credit, professional development activities, site briefings and lectures led by prominent policy experts. Students choose between two tracks - public policy and political journalism.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of November 1, 2009 for Spring 2010; however, the early deadline for 5% off the tuition balance and priority consideration for acceptance and internship placement is October 1, 2009. The early deadline for Fall 2010 is March 1, 2010. There is a substantial amount of scholarship funding available, and awards are made based on financial need and merit.

Capital Semester combines hands-on professional experience for 25 hours a week with a challenging academic experience. This fast-paced, residential program provides students from around the world with the opportunities to gain an edge in today's competitive job market and graduate school admissions, and experience the excitement of Washington first-hand.

Internships - Competitive placements with top sites in Washington, DC.

Classes - 12 transferable credits from Georgetown University

Housing - Roommate matching and furnished Capitol Hill apartments in the heart of D.C.

Guest Lectures - With Washington's top policy and industry experts

Site Briefings - At the World Bank, CIA, State Department, U.S. Capitol and Federal Reserve

Leadership & Professional Development - Leadership, mentoring and career building activities

Networking - Interaction with seasoned professionals and student leaders from around of the world

Scholarships - Generous scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need

For more information and an online application, please visit our website www.DCinternships.org/CS. Should you have any questions, please email Dana Faught at admissions@tfas.org or call 1-800-741-6964.

Haley A. Heieck (B 07) | Recruitment and Admissions Assistant
U.S. Programs | The Fund for American Studies
1621 New Hampshire Avenue, NW | Washington, D.C. 20009
P: 202.986.0384 | F: 202.318.0441
hheieck@tfas.org | www.DCinternships.org

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UM Solar Car Team

See below for a message from the UM solar car team. They do use statistics and quantitative analysis to optimize their strategy for the race.


Begin forwarded message:

Dear Statistics Students,

I would like to take a few minutes to introduce you to one of the largest, most successful student groups on campus: the University of Michigan Solar Car Team. Every two years our team designs, finances, builds and races a solar-powered vehicle across North America and Australia. Our Team has won five national championships and is currently preparing to race our latest vehicle, Infinium, in the World Solar Challenge, an 1800-mile race across the Australian Outback. With a team of the University's brightest and most devoted students, we hope that Project Infinium will prove Michigan's place as the best solar car team in the world.

The racing portion of the project is rather competitive and as a result we have team members dedicated to developing a comprehensive race strategy from day one. The current Michigan strategy is heavily depended on an understanding of the vehicle's physics and an ability to predict the vehicle's performance. Our team uses a significant amount of testing to characterize the vehicle's performance. We are currently looking for statistics students in particular to help with data analysis.

I encourage you to come to one of our two mass meetings to learn more about the team, how you can immediately get involved, and to eat some delicious FREE PIZZA! Both mass meetings will cover identical content, with one on Central Campus and one on North Campus.

Central Campus Mass Meeting
Thursday, September 10, 6:00 PM
R0230 Business School

North Campus Mass Meeting
Thursday, September 17, 6:00 PM
1013 Dow

If you are unable to attend one of these meetings, please feel free to e-mail me to learn more about the team and our current opportunities.

Go Fast, Go Smooth, Go Blue.


Rachel Kramer
Interim Strategy Director

University of Michigan
Solar Car Team
Email: rdkramer@umich.edu
Mobile Phone: 231.690.5775
Office Phone: 734.764.2257

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Michigan Journal of Business seeks student editors

See below for an interesting opportunity to participate as an associate editor for the Michigan Journal of Business.


Begin forwarded message:

Dear Statistics Students,

The Michigan Journal of Business (MJB), an elite group at the University of Michigan with a goal to review and publish undergraduate academic work in the field of business, is seeking students to apply for Associate Editor positions. *All applications are due on Monday September 14th, 2009 by midnight.*

Please refer to our website at www.michiganjb.org and our application page at http://www.michiganjb.org/application.shtml for more information about the Journal and available positions. Questions should be directed to mjbquestions@umich.edu . Top candidates will be invited to a short interview.

Why Join?

The MJB, inaugurated in 2007 under faculty supervision of Professor Tammy Feldman and BBA Program Director Professor Scott Moore, is the first undergraduate business journal in the U.S. Our first four editions generated submissions from over 30 top universities, leading to the publication of exceptional articles in the field of business. Our publications have been distributed to over 200 university libraries worldwide and are officially catalogued at dozens of institutions, including the Kresge Library at the Ross School of Business, the Baker Library at Harvard Business School, and the Main Library of Princeton University.

Serving on the editorial board of the Journal will require a group of intelligent students that bring passion to the process of editing and publishing academic research. Such an experience is also desirable for students who are interested in graduate and professional school programs. Additionally, the cohesive nature of the board will allow members to network with some of the top students in the business school. During the 2007 and 2008 school year, the MJB board had an average GPA of 3.85 and included our schools former valedictorian, editors who now attend Michigan Law School and Yale Law School, as well as editors with professional experiences at firms such as the Blackstone Group, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, McKinsey, and Morgan Stanley.

The MJB is looking for students who are willing to bring dedication and time commitment. A writing sample, your GPA, and a short interview will primarily be used to measure your editing, writing, intellectual, and leadership skills necessary as an editor.


Charley Li
Michigan Journal of Business

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SAMSI undergraduate workshop

This is highly recommended, especially if you are considering graduate school in statistics. Note that the deadline is very soon.


Begin forwarded message:

Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute

Two-Day Undergraduate Workshop

October 30-31, 2009

As part of its Education and Outreach Program for 2009-2010, the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) will offer a two-day undergraduate workshop on topics of current interest in statistics and applied mathematics. In addition to an overview of current and planned SAMSI Research Programs, the program topic Space-Time Analysis for Environmental Mapping, Epidemiology and Climate Change will be covered in some depth.

This workshop will be held on October 30 and 31, 2009 at SAMSI. The program will begin at 9:30 AM on Friday, October 30, and will be completed by 12 noon on Saturday, October 31. Participants are urged to arrive on Thursday evening and will be able to begin their return home by 12 noon on Saturday. Applications received by Friday, September 25, 2009, will receive full consideration.

The precise schedule for the workshop will be posted shortly. There will be act

1. research presentations from the participants in the SAMSI program on spatial-time analysis for environmental mapping, epidemiology and climate change http://www.samsi.info/programs/2009spatialprogram.shtml

At least one talk on climate related applications and one on epidemiology is expected.

2. two lab sessions in which specific applications discussed under 1. are considered in more details; typically, this involves hands on approach and use of specific software.

3. tutorials on basic math/stat software (R or MATLAB for instance).

4. short session on graduate schools and other career paths.

SAMSI will reimburse appropriate travel expenses as well as provide food and lodging.

For more information, or to apply, go to:


SAMSI | 19 T.W. Alexander Dr. | RTP, NC 27709 | US

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September 08, 2009

Provost's interview on information technology

Here is an interview with our Provost, Teresa Sullivan, about information technology and research involving large data sets:


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