- Individual Career Counseling
- Professional Development Course – GR5391
- Workshops and Panels
- Professional Placement
- PhD Placement
- International Students
- Additional Resources
Career development and management is a continuous, lifelong process which goes on beyond graduation from Columbia University. Our goal is to provide you with skills that will help you track exciting career opportunities through networking and other tools and then land jobs. Students should join various groups and online forums related to Statistics to obtain job leads and find out about conferences and industry meetings like http://www.cs.nyu.edu/mailman/listinfo/nycmlpeople.
To circulate any internship opportunities or job postings, please write to Dr. Anusha Shrivastava at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Anusha Shrivastava
Dr. Anusha Shrivastava, Director, Career Development and Alumni Relations, MA programs, is an experienced career development and alumni relations professional, with a strong track record in transforming students into professionals. She teaches a course on professional development and heads the team that edits graduate students’ resumes and cover letters and organizes more than 60 events a semester, including mock interview sessions, alumni panels and employer meetings.
Meet Dr. Shrivastava to have your one-page resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile reviewed. She will help you create the materials and develop the skills you need to have a successful career.
Dr. Anusha Shrivastava has office and drop-in hours throughout the school year to review resumes and cover letters. E-mail her at email@example.com to set up an appointment or if you have additional questions. Come to office hours.
Zammy Diaz Lebron
Zammy Diaz Lebron, Assistant Director Career Development and Alumni Relations, is a career coach and adviser. She works with students and alumni on improving their resumes and providing them with the interviewing, presentation and networking skills needed to advanced their careers.
The professional development course aims to help students plan and manage their careers. It focuses on techniques for success and leadership in the workplace. It teaches skills like negotiation and managing up. The curriculum is adaptable and guest speakers are invited to share their real-world experience in the corporate world.The summer 2020 version of the course covered topics including digital presence and networking in the virtual world, intercultural communication, interview preparation, decision-making and negotiation and flexibility in times of uncertainty.
Attend resume review and cover letter workshops, mock interview sessions, panels with alumni, meetings with employers and recruiters and other career-oriented sessions. These workshops are designed to help you highlight your education, experience and skills.
Companies represented in fall 2018 and spring 2019 during employer and alumni visits:
Aetna/ CVS Health
Cubist Systematic Strategies
Bain and Company
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Graduates of the program talk to you about the networking tools they used while they were students as well as how their careers have progressed since they graduated.
Our MA in Statistics graduates occupy diverse internship and work positions in a number of industries. Graduates work across the globe for local or international small, medium, and large companies in a breadth of positions ranging from statistician to data scientist, from consultant to bioinformatics analyst.
Industries where our graduates have landed include business, communications & media, consulting, education, engineering & technology, financial services, healthcare, international affairs, science, sports, and startups.
Where MA Statistics Graduates Work
|1010data||Educational Testing Services (ETS)||Nielsen Ratings|
|A.T. Kearney||Employ Toy||Nomura|
|Adatos||EXL Service||Novus Partners|
|Alibaba Group||Goldman Sachs||Ping An Securities|
|AMC||Great Wall Fund Management||Protivity|
|Analytic Partners||Huawei||RBC Capital Markets|
|Balyasny Asset Management||Huntington National Bank||Redstar|
|Bank of America||Hyundai||SafeRock|
|BBDO||In4mation Insights||Santander Bank|
|BNP Paribas||ITG||Snapwiz, Inc.|
|BOC Investment Management||Jetzy||SparkCognition|
|Bristol-Myers Squibb||JP Morgan||Squarespace|
|Cablevision||KDS||State Street Corp.|
|Capital One||KMK Consulting||TBC Capital Markets|
|CBS Interactive||L’Oreal USA||Tesla Motors|
|China Dragon Securities||Learnable||The Walt Disney Co.|
|Citibank||Lending Club||The World Bank|
|CITIC Securities Co. Ltd||Truth Asset Management|
|Citizens Bank||Lucy||Two Sigma|
|Control-Tec||Lynx Analytics||United Nations|
|Crowdtwist||McKinsey & Co.||Urban Green Council|
|Dean Health Plan||Medidata||Varadero Capital|
|Dong Hai Zhengquan||Moody’s Analytics||Yahoo!|
An estimated 5% of our graduates decide to pursue doctoral studies. Graduate placements of MA in Statistics program alumni span several countries, institutions, and a myriad of fields and disciplines.
Graduates of the MA in Statistics program have been accepted into the following PhD programs :
2017 – 2019 (partial survey results)
|2019||Vanderbilt University||PhD in Biomedical Informatics|
|2019||Emory University||PhD in Biostatistics|
|2019||The George Washington University||PhD in Economics|
|2019||Penn State Univeresity||PhD in Operations Research|
|2019||Penn State University Business School||PhD in Marketing|
|2019||Purdue University||PhD in Statistics|
|2019||Purdue University Business School||PhD in Operations Research|
|2019||Rutgers University||PhD in Statistics|
|2019||Teachers College, Columbia University||PhD in Measurement & Evaluation|
|2019||The George Washington University||PhD in Statistics|
|2019||The George Washington University||PhD in Economics|
|2019||The University of Iowa Business School||PhD in Management Science|
|2019||UCSB||PhD in Statistics|
|2019||University of Illionois, Urbana – Champaign||PhD in Industrial Engineering|
|2019||University of Southern California||PhD in Finance|
|2018||University of Iowa||PhD in Statistics|
|2017||Hong Kong University (HKU)||PhD in Finance|
|2017||Johns Hopkins University||PhD in Computer Science|
|2017||New York University||PhD in Business|
|2017||University of Southern California||PhD in Computational Biology|
2013 – 2016
|2015||Iowa State University||PhD in Bioinformatics|
|2015||North Carolina State University||PhD in Statistics|
|2015||Northwestern University||PhD in IEMS|
|2015||University of Michigan||PhD in Statistics|
|2015||University of Alabama, Huntsville||PhD in Applied Math|
|2014||Columbia University||PhD in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research|
|2014||Johns Hopkins University||PhD in Epidemiology|
|2014||Virginia Tech||PhD in Statistics|
|2012||Cornell University||PhD in Statistics|
If official proof of student enrollment is required by an employer or another entity, please visit the Office of the University Registrar. Current matriculated students can request enrollment certification via SSOL. For academic certification, an official document provided by the University Registrar verifying your dates of attendance, award of degree, and/or student status (full-time or part-time) by semester, please visit the Office of the University Registrar: Certifications.
Please review the Statistical Fieldwork Course GR5399. As part of this course, MA Statistics students can get CPT, or curricular practical training.
OPT – Optional Practical Training for International Students
- General information on OPT can be found on the ISSO Website.
- Read about Post-Completion OPT HERE
- Details on the OPT extension for students with STEM degrees can be found HERE.
- ISSO news and events may be found HERE.
1) Post-Completion OPT: Students beginning their final semester will receive an email from the Department about approval to apply for OPT.
2) Pre-OPT Options: After completing two semesters on campus (fall and spring) international students may qualify for a summer or fall internship through application to Pre-Completion OPT. Read more about Pre-OPT HERE.
3) International Hybrid Students are not eligible for either CPT or Pre-OPT.
For any questions, please reach out to ISSO.
The International Students and Scholars Office is the top resource in terms of all visa issues. The ISSO office has walk-in advisory hours all week and is located at 524 Riverside Drive between W. 122 St. and Tiemann Place.
Information on how to invite family and friends for Graduation or for other events is HERE.
Student Employment information can be found HERE.
MA Weekly Newsletter – Career Announcements
Receive weekly e-mail updates on job opportunities. If you are a graduate of the program, please send Dr. Anusha Shrivastava any internship or job leads you may have. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Statistics@Columbia LinkedIn page to connect with alumni and get job leads. Recruiters and hiring managers always check your LinkedIn profile so make sure it is updated regularly.
Current GSAS MA and PhD students can schedule one-on-one career advising appointments with GSAS Compass staff and attend their workshops, networking events, and career development programs.
To watch recordings of our workshops, panels and other sessions, you may view in the password protected section of this website, MA Students Only. Password will be shared via the MA Weekly Newsletter.
ALP – American Language Program – Improve your communication skills. Find out below which services are available to our MA Statistics students for NO COST. Some details can be found here.
- Academic Writing for International Students
- Listening and Speaking for International Students
Current MA Statistics students can write to Joel Chaffee at email@example.com with the following information:
- Last Name, First Name
- Class choice. (Where applicable, be specific as to AM or PM section.)
Mr. Chaffee will assign an online placement test for you.
The Chazen English Program
Information on the program at the Columbia Business School can be found here.
The Columbia College Writing Center
Available to graduate students at GSAS. Take advantage of a FREE service that is extremely helpful for anyone preparing written career materials or academic writing. Excellent written communication is critical for your success in the job search. This service will not provide career advice, but will check English grammar and content. Find details here.