MA Program Alumni Breakfast (December 14, 2018)
Networking and learning from our accomplished alumni working in the field.
Statistics Visits India!
Nov. ’18 – Dr. Anusha Shrivastava, Director of Career Development and Alumni Relations, held MA information sessions at the Columbia Global Center in Mumbai and The American Center in Delhi. During her visit,
Dr. Shrivastava, met hundreds of prospective students and many faculty while touring several Indian universities.
Photographs from just a few of our recent and past events. Click for larger images.
MA students in our mentor program held their final presentations for the Fall’18 semester. MA alumna (’98) and program mentor, Sharona Sankar-King (EVP, Customer Strategy & Marketing/Advanced Analytics at Bain & Company), led a lively discussion and provided invaluable feedback to presenters.
On Friday, Oct. 26, we held an employer-student networking event at Watson Hall. Over 120 graduating students attended. Among the companies that presented to the students and collected resumes were Bain and Co., Goldman Sachs, New York Life, Zurich NA, Uber, Aetna, Nielsen and Varadero Capitai. There was standing room only in the conference room while the companies were presenting. Students met employers one-on-one in the lounge area and other Watson Hall offices.
Varadero Capital, L.P. visited on Friday, February 9, 2018. Varadero Capital is a value-driven alternative investment manager making investments across specialized credit markets with a focus on achieving capital preservation and delivering uncorrelated, risk-adjusted returns. Varadero’s speakers included Christopher Barr and Christopher Wilcox. The Firm was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in New York City.
Dr. Peter Mesenbrink, Executive director Biostatistics at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. spoke about both his career and current research on Friday, February 2, 2018. He discussed key elements of being successful in the pharma industry and the different roles one can have in pharma.
Data scientists from Lyft came on Thursday, January 25, 2018. Data Analyst, *Simone Zhou spoke about increased passenger activation by 7% by performing a card add funnel analysis. Data Analyst, *Baptist Richard presented “Developed density based models to extend ride sharing availability to sparse cities in the US.” Data Scientists, *Davide Crapis and *Cameron Bruggeman gave an overview of all the places Data Science is used at Lyft, and then give a deep dive into how they make ETA predictions and allocate supply-side incentives. We also hosted Data Analyst, *Shelley Chan and Nick Chamandy, Head of Data Science.
*Indicates Columbia Alum