- Individual Career Counseling
- Workshops and Panels
- Graduate 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 email@example.com.
Meet Dr. Anusha Shrivastava, Associate Director, Career Development and Alumni Relations, MA programs, to have your one-page resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile reviewed.
Dr. Anusha Shrivastava has office and drop-in hours throughout the school year to review resumes and cover letters. Sign-up sheets are posted on her office door. Please bring two copies of your resume, cover letter, and a print out of your LinkedIn Page to these meetings. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment or if you have additional questions. Come to office hours. If you do not find resume review slots convenient for you on Dr. Shrivastava’s sign-up sheet, you can meet a counselor at the Columbia’s Center for Career Education, CCE. For their hours, please visit the CCE website.
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 2016 and spring 2017 during the employer and alum visits included:
|Kenilworth Capital||Kenilworth Capital||Zurich North America|
|BNY Wealth Management||NY Life||Etsy|
|BBDO||JP Morgan||Clover Health|
|Munich Re||Morgan Stanley||Penguin Random House|
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.
Statistician Tops List of Best Jobs in 2017
Where 2017 MA Statistics Graduates Have Landed
Full time roles (Partial List)
|Capital One||Huntington National Bank||Lynx Analytics|
|Tencent||Learnable||Truth Asset Management|
|Dong Hai Zhengquan||CBS Interactive||CITIC Securities Co. Ltd|
|Dotdash||Balyasny Asset Management|
Where 2016 MA Statistics Graduates Have Landed
Full time roles (Partial List)
|BNP Paribas||UniCareer LLC||Amazon|
|Omnimarkets||Great Wall Fund Management||BOC Investment Management|
|American Express||EXL Service||Deutsche Bank|
|Analytic Partners||Nomura||KMK Consulting|
|Bank of America||JP Morgan||Iotame|
|Heather and Zelenski Sage Corp.||Two Sigma||Barclays|
|McKinsey & Co.||Goldman Sachs||Snapwiz, Inc.|
|AIG||Santander Bank||Moody’s Analytics|
|Lucy||TBC Capital Markets||China Dragon Securities|
|HealthCrowd||Ping An Securities||Control-Tec|
|IRI||Verizon||Bank of America|
|Huawei||Alibaba Group||Goldman Sachs|
|Employ Toy||A.T. Kearney||AMC|
|Capital One||Urban Green Council||Citibank|
|SafeRock||RBC Capital Markets||Adatos|
|Codex Markets||KPMG||Dean Health Plan|
Internships (Partial List)
|JP Morgan||AIG||Haitong Security|
|NYC Dept. of Consumer Affairs||IgnitionOne||Masswell Development Group|
|Cablevision||Citic Securities||State Street Corp.|
|Societe Generale||Capital Partners||Quicken Loans|
Some of the companies where our graduates have landed in recent years:
|Los Angeles Capital Management|
|The World Bank||Yahoo!Research||Educational Testing Services|
|Cipher Capital LP||Nielson Co.|
|Celgene||Crunch.io||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Merck||Hudson Health Plan||Knight Capital Group|
|Shutterstock||BlackRock||The Walt Disney Co.|
|Clarion Partners||McKinsey & Co.||J.P Morgan|
|Bank of America||Tesla Motors||Medidata|
|American Express||Bristol-Myers Squibb||Yahoo|
|Two Sigma||Birchbox||Strategic Financial Solutions|
|Pocket Gems||State Street Bank||Lighter Capital|
|PayPal||KMK Consulting Inc||The Boston Consulting Group|
|State Street||Verisk Analytics||Gilead Sciences|
|BZM Innovation Tech||Jet.com||Citigroup|
|Barclays||2U Inc||Pickle U|
|Teradata||Tremor Video, Inc.|
The MA Statistics program currently does not offer CPT. We do offer Pre-OPT and OPT.
OPT – Optional Practical Training for International MA in Statistics Students
- General information on OPT can be found HERE on the ISSO Website.
- 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 may apply to ISSO for Post-Completion OPT. MA Statistics students must apply to receive Department Approval as the first step in their formal application for Post-Completion OPT. Read the weekly MA Statistics Newsletter to find out how to receive this approval.
2) Pre-OPT options for the on-campus class: You may work during the summer before you graduate as long as you apply for pre-OPT early in the spring semester. You may also use Pre-OPT to work part-time in the second fall semester on campus. ISSO provides information sessions. The MA Statistics Program will offer an information session with ISSO in the spring which will be announced in the MA Statistics Newsletter. Read more about Pre-OPT HERE.
3) Pre-OPT options for the hybrid class: Hybrid students may use the Pre-OPT option ONLY in the on campus fall semester AFTER completing 12 credits in the summer. This may only be used for part-time employment in the fall. Read more about Pre-OPT HERE.
For additional questions on OPT, 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 email@example.com.
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.
Career Center for Education (CCE)
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.
Academic Certifications and Proof of Enrollment
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.