JSM 2021 VIRTUAL Guided Networking Session - Thurs Aug 5 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm PDT / 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
You do not need to be registered for JSM to attend this event! Registration is open! (link).
With the goal of helping students and early-career statisticians, the ASA Committee on Career Development (ASA CCD) will be hosting a Virtual Guided Networking Session at this year's Virtual JSM. This networking social provides an opportunity for students and early career statisticians to practice meeting and greeting in a friendly environment. ASA CCD is excited to welcome Jeri Mulrow, Pat (Patricia) Hu, and Xiao-Li Meng as the featured speakers for the JSM 2021 networking event.
-"a wonderful opportunity to meet other statisticians and learn tips on how to navigate this online work/meeting/conference environment." 2020 participant
We are seeking mid to late career professionals from all areas (academia, industry, and government) as volunteers to attend the 1.5 hour session, providing students and early career statisticians opportunities to practice virtual networking. Sign Up Form: (link). This networking social aims to provide a friendly environment for students and early career statisticians to practice meeting and greeting volunteer mid to late career professionals from academia, industry, and government.
Jeri is the Vice President & Director of Statistical and Evaluation Sciences at Westat. She recently served as the Principal Deputy Director for the Bureau of Justice Statistics in the U.S. Department of Justice, and previously was the Deputy Division Director for the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics at the National Science Foundation. Patricia (Pat) Hu is the Director of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). Prior to that appointment, she was the Director of the Center for Transportation Analysis at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Xiao-Ling Meng is the Whipple V.N. Jones Professor of Statistics at Harvard University.
Join us - August 5, 2021 - 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m PT/6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m ET. Registration is now open for this free event (link). We encourage you to participate in JSM 2021, but JSM registration is not required for this event. This event is open to all.
JSM 2019's successful event featuring ASA Past-President Sally Morton was featured in Amstat News and the 2020 event (blog) featured ASA President Rob Santos along with Dr. Emma Benn (Mount Sinai) and Dr. Karen Price (Eli Lily) and included focus on Virtual Interviewing and Remote Working.
The students and early career professionals expressed their thanks and feedback:
- “I wanted to express my appreciation for the Career Development Networking Event. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet other statisticians and learn tips on how to navigate this online work/meeting/conference environment."
- That was really helpful and interesting."
- "Thanks again for creating such a wonderful experience."
- "Thanks for hosting such a great networking event!"
We appreciate 2019 and 2020's volunteers and look forward to this year's volunteer mentors meeting a new batch of ASA's young professionals!
: Be "dummies" for students and early career professionals to practice the tips and tricks the main host teaches the students. The more volunteers the better, so students and early career professionals have several people to practice with as they "rotate" through the crowd. We will send a follow-up email early July to provide more specifics for the event. Sign Up Form: link
The event will be August 5, 2021 - 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m PT/6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m ET. Registration is now open for this free event
). We encourage you to participate in JSM 2021, but JSM registration is not required for this event. This event is open to all.