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Career Exploration

From internships to community engagement to research opportunities, there are a number of options for graduate students to gain real-world experience.

Internships

Graduate students are encouraged to gain real-world experience as part of their statistical training. To assist in this endeavor, the School of Statistics has a partnership with Seagate Corporation in which students are given the opportunity to explore company data. They are given the business context and research objectives of a project and allowed to examine the data using the latest statistical techniques. Students are encouraged to research cutting-edge methodologies and are supported through a generous donation from Seagate. Partnerships with other companies are constantly being sought.

To find out how to get involved with this project, please contact Barb Kuzmack at bkuzmak@umn.edu.

Organizations & Community Engagement

Statistics in the Community (STATCOM) is a student-run volunteer group where undergraduate students can learn the art and science of statistical consulting. Their mission is to provide free statistical consulting to local nonprofit, governmental, and community service organizations by engaging students in voluntary, service-oriented statistical consulting and leadership. STATCOM strives to develop interdisciplinary communication and collaboration and provide outreach to increase understanding and acceptance of statistics in our community. Find out more about events and ways you can volunteer.

Research Opportunities

Collaborations with other units are possible through faculty-sponsored projects and students who wish to work a semester with the school's institute as a consultant. Please contact the director of graduate studies for more information.