Upcoming Events

CareerDevCommittee-Poster.jpgUpcoming events that are being sponsored by ASA's Committee for Career Development:

First CCD 2023 Event - Jan 20 2023 2-3pm Eastern: CCD supports ASA's Committee on Statistics and Disabilities & JEDI's panel on "Transitioning from School to Work with Disabilities" - Register!
This webinar will provide an overview of resources that help job seekers with disabilities navigate transitions between school and work, as well as testimonials. Many statisticians alternate between holding a professional position and attending educational programs, often leading to multiple transitions between school and work throughout one's career trajectory. This webinar brings together experts on accommodations for transitions to work as well as statisticians with disabilities who have experienced transitions between school and work during their careers. A Q&A and discussion period will follow the presentations. All are welcome to attend the webinar.

CCD Supports COWIS & CWS Panel on Work-Life Balance

The ASA Committee on Women in Statistics (COWIS) and the Caucus for Women in Statistics (CWS) are co-hosting a panel on ‘Work and Life Balance in Unusual Times' with panelist Hae-Young Kim, Elizabeth Mannshardt and Hong Liu-Seifert - moderated by ASA Vice President Elect Jenny Thompson.  Friday Sept 23 at 2pm Eastern - Register

CCD "Along Your Career Path in Statistics and Data Science" Webinar Series: Changing Careers

CCD hosts a panel of industry, academic, and government representatives to talk about changing careers in Statistics and Data Science, including tips and insights.  Che Smith, Netflix; Judy Wang, George Washington University; Adam Sullivan, Sullivan Statistics.  Friday Oct 14th at 12pm Eastern.  Register here!

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Ché Smith 
Adam J Sullivan
 Servier Pharmaceuticals
Judy Huixia Wang
George Washington University
National Science Foundation

Ché Smith is a data enthusiast whose career spans several industries and specialties. She is currently a Senior Analytics Engineer at Netflix, helping to continuously improve content performance metrics for titles launching on the streaming service. Prior to Netflix, Ché taught data science and statistics at Davidson College in North Carolina, and also directed a consulting, analytics, and tutoring lab for the college and local entrepreneurial community. By training, Ché is a biostatistician and spent several years working with local and state health departments to collect, analyze, and disseminate public health data in innovative ways. She also worked as a mathematical statistician with the US Food and Drug Administration, reviewing new drug applications for oncology and hematology treatments.

Adam J Sullivan received his Ph.D. in Biostatistics from Harvard University, and currently serves as a Senior Principal Statistician at Servier Pharmaceuticals in Boston, Massachusetts as well as an Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Biostatistics, Brown University.  Prior to that he was a Senior Manager of Statistics at Takeda. Before Takeda, he was an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Director of Graduate Programs, and a Faculty Statistician at Hassenfeld at Brown. Adam also received 4 teaching awards during his previous employment at Brown. In his spare time, Adam enjoys spending time walking or hiking with his dogs Lexie and Midnight. Many vacations are spent either camping or working on a friend's farm and being with family. Adam lived in the Boston/Providence area for 10 years before relocating back to rural NY to be near his family.

Judy Huixia Wang received her PhD in Statistics from University of Illinois in 2006. She was a faculty member in the Department of Statistics at North Carolina State University from 2006 to 2014. She is currently Professor and Chair in the Department of Statistics at the George Washington University. From 2018 to 2022, she has served as a Program Director in the Division of Mathematical Sciences of National Science Foundation. Her research interests include quantile regression, semiparametric and nonparametric regression, high dimensional inference, extreme value analysis, spatial analysis, and etc. 

Networking Like a Pro: Guided Networking at JSM 2022
With the goal of helping students and early-career statisticians, the ASA Committee on Career Development (ASA CCD)  will be hosting a Networking Like a Pro: Guided Networking Session at JSM 2022.  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 Dionne Price, David Morganstein, and Montse Fuentes as the featured speakers for the JSM 2022 networking event.  Volunteer mentors can sign up here; mentees no need to register - join the session Sun Aug 7th at 2pm at JSM in CC-145A

New to JSM?
ASA CCD will host a workshop titled, “How to Get the Most Out of JSM,” on
Thursday, July 28th from 6 - 7:30pm Eastern Time. During this free and virtual event, first
time JSM attendees will learn how to get the most out of JSM, practice professional networking
with members of the ASA CCD, and interact with colleagues in small group settings. You do not
have to be registered for JSM 2022 to attend! Register here.

Also check out JSM's First Time Attendee Orientation and Opening Reception - Sun Aug 7 at 12:30pm!

2022 CCD Virtual Office Hours & Webinars

The ASA Committee on Career Development will hold Virtual Career Office Hours, an On-Demand Career Advice Service for Statisticians and Data Professionals in Business, Industry, Government, and Academia

In 2021 ASA CCD launched a Webinar Series “Along Your Career Path in Data Science”, featuring topics such as “Early Data Science Careers and the Job Search Process” and “Career Next-Steps and Promotions”.

CCD's first 2022 event: a webinar on Distinguished Careers in Statistics and Data Science from across government, academics, and industry. Friday Jan 28th at 11am Eastern (Register here!)
ASA CCD is excited to welcome Linda J. Young (Chief Mathematical Statistician and Director of Research and Development at the National Agricultural Statistics Service), John Bailer (university distinguished professor and chair in the Department of Statistics at Miami University), and Abie Ekangaki (Vice President of Statistical Consulting with Premier Research) as the featured speakers. Bios on the CCD Webinar page.

CCD's Beginner's Guide to JSM Webinar
Summer 2022 - a CCD webinar panel featuring JSM-experienced statisticians to offer insights including program tips and networking opportunities as well as what to expect when 8,000 statisticians accumulate; recent first-time JSM attendee discussing what they enjoyed as a first timer, what overwhelmed them, what they wish they had known in advance, etc.

JSM 2022  Guided Networking Session - TBD

Sign up coming soon to a Professional Networker / Mentor!

If Virtual: you do not need to be registered for JSM to volunteer for or to attend this event as a participant!

JSM 2022 - Date & Time TBD
The ASA Committee on Career Development JSM 2019, 2020 & 2021 Guided Networking Sessions were big successes!  (See the CCD 2019 Blog and 2020 blog! and 2021 Amstat article)  ASA CCD are hosting another guided networking social for students and early career statisticians to practice in a friendly environment at JSM 2022. Speakers and topics to be announced soon! During the practice sessions, students and early career professionals will be encouraged to "rotate" to meet and practice with new people - volunteers from industry, government, and academia.

Tips and topics include: Confident Introductions, Elevator Pitches, and Tips for Socials/Mixers
Student and Young Professionals are encouraged to sign up here in early 2022!

JSM 2022 CCD Tables - TBD