Statistics Career Day 2023

The GVSU Statistics Department hosted Statistics Career Day on Friday, Nov. 17, 2023 in the Grand River Room of the Kirkhof Center. The purpose was to promote the practice of statistics, and to encourage students to pursue statistics as a field of study by showcasing various individual careers. Click Career in Statistics?  to read more... 

Keynote Presentation

The keynote address, was delivered by Barry Nussbaum, the former Chief Statistician for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and president of the American Statistical Association (ASA). Barry's keynote talk was entitled "Say It Right … and You Will Have a Fabulous Time as a Statistician"

Concurrent break-out sessions were held in 6 rooms between 12:30 p.m. -- 2:30 p.m.. The titles of the presentations are listed below. A brief Q&A session was held at the end of each talk. A copy of the career day program can be obtained by clicking here....Statistics Career Day Program.



Title of Presentation

Chris Babbitt and David Steadman

GVSU Career Center

Handshake & Beyond: Exploring Networking Tools and Understanding the Importance of Networking

Viktoria Basso


Data Science, WFH, and Engagement: How to Exceed Expectations in Your First Year

Veronica Gonzalez

Biogen, Inc.

 Statistics: The Analytical Cornerstone of Clinical Trials

Craig Johnson

UM Cell and Developmental Biology Department

A Career that Applies Biology, Statistics, and Computer Science to Solve Biological Problems and Discover New Knowledge

Patrick Karabon

Avania Clinical

Perspectives of a Biostatistician in Both Academia and Industry

Katie Latack, Courtney Rose and Kylie Springer,

Henry Ford Health

Public Health Sciences: Biostatistics at Henry Ford Health

Joe Lorenz and Isabelle Pokora

PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific

Clinical Trials Through the Lens of Programming and Statistics

Matt Malloure

The Dow Chemical Company

Digital Materials Science: Statistics and Data Science in the Chemical Industry

Marie Richardson

General Motors

My Road to GM: From Detroit Public Schools Student to Statistician at General Motors

Levi Rosendall

Steelcase, Inc.

Personal Projects: Standing Out in Your Early Career

David Schlueter

University of Toronto

Careers in Biomedical Research and Data Science

Biz Stolz


Data Careers at Disney: A Sample - and recommendations for finding your dream job

Zack Weber


Kickin' it with Uncle Sam: consulting for the Federal government

Mackenzie Wicklund


How Retailers and Manufacturers use Big Data to understand the Full View of their Business

Exhibitors Included

Ally, Auto-Owners Insurance, Avania Clinical, Henry Ford Health, IBH Analytics, National Heritage Academies, NielsenIQ, PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, Steelcase Inc., UM Cell and Developmental Biology Department, VA Center for Clinical Management and Research, Westat, GVSU Applied Statistics and Biostastics, GVSU Career Center, GVSU Data Science Masters, GVSU Statistics Majors/Minors, GVSU Consulting Center, GVSU Talent Link Program


The GVSU Department of Statistics, American Statistical Association (ASA), GVSU Career Center, and ASA Southwest Michigan Chapter.

Statistics Career Day was also held in 2005, 2008, 2011, 2015, and 2019.

Page last modified December 12, 2023