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Learn more about a major in statisticsAll liberal arts degrees help CLA students develop their Core Career Competencies, and statistics majors develop specific skills that are applicable to lots of different careers. These skills include strong quantitative reasoning abilities, analytical and logical reasoning, statistical analysis abilities, and information management skills.

Students who take the SuperStrong Interest Inventory receive a three-letter interest code, which identifies their top three areas of interest, work activities, potential skills, and personal values. The interest code "IRE" is often associated with this major, however, the SuperStrong assessment can help you understand how your interests connect to a variety of majors and career options. You can learn more about common employer types and occupations associated with this major. You can also see CLA specific examples of alumni careers below.      

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Alumni Career Examples

Below is a small sampling of what alumni with this major have pursued, organized by the most common career fields they go into (although keep in mind that there are alumni in all eight of the career fields). You can also utilize the LinkedIn's Alumni Tool and the Maroon and Gold Network to further explore alumni career pathways and connect directly with professionals.

Click to expand each gray box below for opportunities pursued by alumni in this major! 

Business

​​​​​​​Note: *Asterisks denote that further education and/or training is often required

Internships

  • Market Analyst Intern - Official Corporation E-commerce company
  • Financial Aid Auditor - TADS
  • Risk Analysis Intern - China National Investment & Guaranty Co., Ltd
  • Sales Operations and CRM - Toro Company
  • Business Systems Analyst - Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities
  • Corporate Service Group Intern - China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Ltd.
  • Marketing Intern - US-China Business Connection
  • Audit Intern, International Business Group - BDO China Da Hua
  • Summer Analyst Intern - Magnetar Capital

Entry-Level

  • Account Executive - College ByME
  • Business Systems Analyst I - Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities
  • International Account Manager - Traffic Tech
  • Associate, Energy Group - Ernst & Young
  • Risk Analyst - RBC Global Asset Management (U.S.) Inc.

Experienced

  • Vendor Analyst - US Bank
  • Consultant - Statistical Consulting Clinic of UMN
  • International Business Development Manager - Dalian Municipal Government
  • Executive Assistant of VP Finance - Heritage Security Products
  • Equity Trader - Open Door Capital Advisor
  • Merchants Executive - Dalian Northeast Asia International Brand Commodity Trading Center Co., Ltd
  • Account Manager - ITOCHU Corporation
  • Risk Management Intern - People's United Bank
  • Associate - BDO USA, LLP
  • Risk Analyst - Morgan Stanley

Graduate Programs

  • MS, Information Studies - McGill University
  • MS, Financial Mathematics - University of Minnesota
  • MS, Accountancy, Accounting and Finance - University of Rochester
Tech

​​​​​​​Note: *Asterisks denote that further education and/or training is often required

Internships

  • Data and Analytics Intern - US Bank
  • Technology and Data Analysis
  • Technical Support Analyst Intern - SAS
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Cardiovascular Research Intern - Mid America Heart Institute
  • Quantitative Management Associate Program Intern - Bank of America
  • Bioinformatics, Be the Match
  • Statistician, China Construction Bank
  • Analytical Intern, The Health Care Services Corporation
  • Marketing Analytics Intern, Capella University
  • Site Reliability Intern, Best Buy
  • Statistics Intern, Minnesota Department of Corrections

Entry-Level

  • Technical Analyst
  • Data Analysis Consultant - China Galaxy Securities
  • Data Analyst - Jinan Kanglite Company
  • Data Assistant - East View Information Services
  • Quantitative Analyst - Boothbay Fund Management, LLC
  • Quantitative Management Associate - Bank of America

Experienced

  • Data Analyst and Project Assistant - 369 Terminal Holdings Ltd
  • Product Development and Innovation - US Bank
  • Measurement and Activation - Ovative Group
  • Statistician - University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston*
  • Statistician - Statistics Community, UMN Chapter*
  • Data Science in Marketing and Business Intelligence - CME Group*
  • Statistical Research Assistant - Masonic Cancer Center UMN
  • Fixed Income Quantitative Analyst, Assistant Vice President - State Street
  • Associate Biostatistician - PPD*
  • Data Science, Statistician - LiftPoint Consulting (formerly M Squared Group)*
  • Senior Data Scientist, Strategy & Execution - CME Group*

Graduate Programs

  • MS, Biostatistics - Yale University
  • MS, Biostatistics - University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • MS, Statistics - University of Minnesota
  • MS, Systems Engineering - University of Pennsylvania
  • MS, Analytics - Northwestern University
  • MS, Biostatistics - Seoul National University
  • MS, Financial Engineering - New York University
  • MS, Computer Science - Stanford University

 

The College of Liberal Arts Career Services and the University of Minnesota has no control or responsibility for the: (a) quality or safety of any experiential learning opportunity/position descriptions or (b) the application, hiring practices, or EEO/AA status of any of the organizations listed here. We encourage students to use precaution when applying to, interviewing at, or participating in volunteer, internship, job, or research programs outside of the University. These opportunities are not affiliated with the University of Minnesota and have not been fully vetted.