DataFest 2019

Sponsored by the American Statistical Association (ASA), and hosted by the Institute for Quantitative Theory & Methods (QTM) of Emory University, DataFest™ is a three-day data analysis challenge in which teams of students attack a complex, surprise dataset. This intense competition allows students to collaborate and compete, test the limits of their computational skills, and generate insights on real data. The competition, held at various Universities all over the US, is judged not only on the competitors’ computational and analytical skills, but also on how well they communicate their results.  See http://quantitative.emory.edu/events-news/datathons/index.html for details and contact Professor Mandal if you are interested in participating in the DataFest™ team of UGA.

(last updated 12/10)

NCUR 2019

The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) “is the largest conference on undergraduate research in the country. Each year, approximately 4,000 undergraduates from all over the country present their scholarship as posters, oral presentations, performances, and works of art. It is a great opportunity for students to present their research and network with other undergraduate researchers.” NCUR 2019 will be  held on April 11-13 at Kennesaw State University. Students will have the unique opportunity to participate in a national conference right in their backyard. Please note that the deadline for abstract submissions is December 4, 2018. See http://www.cur.org/what/events/students/ncur/2019/

(last updated 11/16)

Jean D. Gibbons Fellowship

The Virginia Tech Department of Statistics is pleased to announce the establishment of the Jean D. Gibbons Fellowship. This fellowship will be awarded to two incoming graduate students every year and comes with a $25,000 9-month stipend and full tuition. In addition, Gibbons Fellows will receive a $5,000 bonus per year for the first two years in our graduate program. All US citizens and permanent residents who apply to our graduate program will automatically be considered for the fellowship. For more information and to apply online visit the website at www.stat.vt.edu or Contact Marco Ferreira at marf@vt.edu or 540-231-8356.

(last updated 11/15/18)

McNair Recruitment

If you are interested furthering your education, particularly through earning a PhD, we encourage you to learn more about the McNair Scholars Program at UGA. McNair allows undergraduate students to conduct research with notable university faculty, present at national conferences, work towards publication and receive personalized guidance and financial assistance, as they prepare for graduate education. TRIO McNair is a federally-funded academic support program designed to increase the number of underrepresented students in doctoral programs.  If you are a sophomore or junior, have a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA, are a first generation college student, eligible for the Pell grant and/or from an underrepresented population and are interested in research and graduate education you are eligible for the TRIO McNair Scholars Program. Visit the website at dae.uga.edu/resources/mcnair for more information as well as the application link.
 
(last updated 11/14)

CURO Research Assistantship (CRA) Application for spring 2019

Undergraduate students are eligible to apply for this $1,000 award just for participating in faculty-mentored research, and they present their work at our annual CURO Symposium in the spring. Please see CRA information here: http://curo.uga.edu/students/curo_research_assistantship.html . The deadline for spring 2019 applications is November 8.

(Last updated 10/31/2018)

State Farm Data Science Opportunities

State Farm's data science teams in Enterprise Data & Analytics (ED&A) are looking for interns and full-time employees. If you have questions about the work our Data Scientists do or what working in their group is like, a couple of their Atlanta based Data Scientists (Dylan Storey and Alvin Yu) have offered to speak with them.

Internship postings:https://statefarm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=4844

Career postings:https://statefarm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=5121

 

(last updated: 10/3/2018)

SAS is hiring

SAS is a data analytics firm who works with 96 out of the Fortune 100 companies, transforming their data into intelligence.  Join us for a Virtual Information Session and find about more about SAS, their open positions, and how you can accelerate your path to an interview. Register for one or both of our sessions

Link for event on Tuesday, October 2nd at 5:30pm EST: bit.ly/SASuga
Link for event on Thursday October 4th at 9pm EST: bit.ly/SASuga2

(last updated 10/2/2018)

MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference (SSAC)

The conference goal is to provide a forum for industry professionals (executives and leading researchers) and students to discuss the increasing role of analytics in the global sports industry. MIT Sloan is dedicated to fostering growth and innovation in this arena, and the conference enriches opportunities for learning about the sports business world. The conference is open to anyone interested in sports. Please see the link http://www.sloansportsconference.com/ for details. You can submit your research papers for the conference. See http://www.sloansportsconference.com/activities/research-papers/ for past papers, the rules for submission, and the abstract submission page.

(last updated 9/25/2018)

Volunteering Opportunity at Athens Wellbeing Project

Athens Wellbeing Project (AWP) gives you volunteering opportunity for on-the-ground data collection.  You will go through a 2-hour training where you will learn about the project and how it benefits the community (and get a free meal!).  You will then be assigned to a team of 2-4 students and matched up with a neighborhood leader.  Each team will be assigned to a neighborhood in the city where you will go to randomly sampled households, to collect survey data. Other volunteer opportunities include social media and website work.  Later, they may have opportunities to process data and work on community engagement. Volunteering will take place in October and November. If you are interested, please register for a training session by completing this google form:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1iPyAkbE7gGSYcWbgQYX3KOuqcY4Sp8ndmF7kLk3rQ78/viewform?edit_requested=true. If you have any questions, please email them at  bengardner@athenswellbeingproject.net

 (last updated 9/19/2018)

Department of Defense (DoD) SMART Scholarship Program

The Department of Defense (DoD) SMART Scholarship Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in STEM disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed by the Department of Defense upon degree completion. See more here.

(Last updated 9/12/2018)

Actuarial Science Certificate Program

UGA Actuarial Science Certificate Program is accepting applications, 9/1 to 10/1/18. Applications are online at: http://www.terry.uga.edu/academics/certificates/actuarial-science

(last updated 9/11/2018)

UGA Capturing Science Contest

UGA Libraries is hosting the 2018 Capturing Science Contest to encourage STEM communication in a diversity of formats. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for $1,700 in prizes. Explain a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) concept to a broader audience using any medium of your choice. The top three undergraduate and graduate submission each receive prizes of $500, $250, and $100. All currently-enrolled UGA undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. Students may submit works used for other class assignments. Multiple entries are acceptable. 

Deadline: 5:00pm, November 26, 2018 

Formats: Any and all formats and genres are encouraged! Examples include: essays, board games, virtual reality, videos, music, software, apps, curricula, lesson plans, poems, infographics, fiction, and exhibits. See last years' winners and submissions for more examples. Learn more here. For questions please contact Chandler Christoffel.

(Last updated: 9/5/2018)

GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP

The Goldwater Scholarship provides opportunities for outstanding U.S. students with excellent academic records and demonstrated interest in, and potential for, careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. The scholarship covers eligible expenses (tuition, fees, books, room and board) up to a maximum of $7,500 per year (sophomores receive two years of support, juniors one year).

APPLICATION PROCESS: Pre-application forms completed by September 21. Full application completed by the campus deadline: November 9, 2018.

Third-year and second-year students who are interested in applying for the Goldwater Scholarship should complete two forms by September 21, 2018:

1. The pre-application form on the Goldwater site: https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/

2. The UGA nomination Google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfV1AEpNImeYm4NkgBca6kZcveshbiZAq1Az9yJdsk9-GENZw/viewform?usp=sf_link

CAMPUS DEADLINE/NOMINATION PROCESS: The campus deadline for receipt of all application materials is Friday, November 9, 2018. A faculty panel will review applications and select four nominees to represent the university in the national competition. The national deadline falls in late January.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Excellent GPA, outstanding academic performance, and demonstrated potential for and commitment to a research career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. To be considered competitive for institutional nomination, students must have a record of academic excellence as demonstrated by GPA, significant research experience, and strong letters of recommendation. The Goldwater selection committee gives equal weight to four criteria: academic achievement, research experience/progress toward research goals, the research essay, and letters of recommendation.

GPA REQUIREMENT FOR CAMPUS NOMINATION: 3.9+ cumulative GPA

STEM PhD INTENTION: You’ll need to demonstrate that you’re on a path to a PhD in a STEM discipline. Students who will be pursuing an MD alone are not eligible to apply, but students pursuing an MD-PhD are eligible.

ELIGIBILITY: Second- or third-year student during the year of application. U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or U.S. national.

CONTACT: Ms. Jessica Hunt (jhunt@uga.edu) in the Scholarships Office.

(Last updated: 9/4/2018)

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

We would like to bring your attention to the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Interested students should begin at the applicant information page http://www.nsfgrfp.org . The GRFP supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. The program provides up to three years of graduate education support, including an annual $34,000 stipend. Applications for Mathematical Sciences topics are due October 26, 2018

(last updated 8/15/2018)

Undergraduate Research Presentation at AISC2018

AISC 2018 (International  Conference on Advances In Interdisciplinary Statistics and Combinatorics) invites oral statistical presentations by undergraduate students. Interested students should upload an abstract at the conference website. Conference jury will select top six candidates to present in a special session on Oct 6 morning. Winners will be honored at the conference banquet in the evening. Rest of the undergrads will present in other sessions. Faculty mentors can nominate their undergrad researchers by emailing the conference chair Sat Gupta at <sngupta@uncg.edu> by September 5, 2018 a letter of nomination and a near final draft of the work to be presented.

(last updated 8/13/2018)

Job Opportunity at Homeland Security

Homeland Security Investigations Forensic Laboratory just recently posted a position for an Imaging and Audio Specialist at the Homeland Security Investigations Forensic Laboratory.

Physical Scientist (Imaging and Audio)

Location: HSI Forensic Laboratory (McLean, VA)

Announcement number: OPM-OHC-10172987-MP-MLa

Announcement number: OPM-OHC-10172985-MP-MLa

Pay Scale & grade: GS14

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/498266200

https://www.ugajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/498267100

Open & Closing Dates: 5/1/18-5/14/18

(last updated 5/4/18)

Math Tutors for the Summer and Fall, at Rankin Smith

Rankin Smith Academic Center for Student-Athletes is  hiring math tutors for the Summer and Fall semesters. The Math Lab Director coordinates tutoring for MATH, STAT, PHYS, CSCI, and related courses.  Their most popular courses to tutor are MATH 1101, MATH 1113, MATH 1060, and STAT 2000, but they tutor a wide variety of courses.  Tutors can work anywhere from 2-20 hours per week, and they designate times they are available to work and they set a cap on how many hours they will be assigned.  Most sessions are one-on-one, but there are sometimes smaller group sessions.  Sessions are at a set day and time throughout the semester.   Most popular tutoring times are 8-11am and 5-10pm.  If interested, please email Ashley Gresham <agresham@sports.uga.edu> with a copy of your resume and indicate whether they are interested in working summer, fall, or both.

(last updated 4/24/2018)

Animal Health Hackathon

Sign up for the Animal Health Hackathon this weekend, April 6-8th at the Lamar Dodd School of Art!  All students, from any discipline, undergrad or grad or professional are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Sign up here: https://georgiaanimalhealthhackathon2018.splashthat.com/

This is a weekend long event that will start late Friday with talks from leaders in Animal Health and local entrepreneurs.  After the talks (and dinner), the hacking begins -  students from diverse fields of study will form teams and work throughout the weekend develop products and services to meet real-world needs in animal health.  Sunday teams will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges and $5000 will be awarded to the most innovative and promising ideas.  

(last updated 4/6/2018)

ICPSR: Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research

ICPSR is part of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. The 2018 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research is offering over 80 courses on a broad range of methodologies and techniques that are relevant for research in the social, behavioral, and health science. They offer scholarships for four-week sessions. Please visit their website for details.

(last updated 3/31/18)

Internship Opportunity at Red Ventures

Red Ventures said that "this Summit is a great way to give Juniors who are interested in our company, but may have a different internship lined up, a "crash course" in everything Red Ventures." Please see this for more details.

(last updated 3/26/18)

Ungergraduate Research Opportunity:

Harvey Mudd College will be running the NSF-FEU program this summer, and are soliciting applications. Applications are due April 11. Click here for more details.

(last updated 3/22/18)

Summer Job Opportunity with Franklin College

The Franklin College Office of Student academic services is seeking an energetic and reliable student to assist with orientation this summer. The position pays $9 per hour and averages 20-24 hours per week. Applicants must be available for all orientation sessions. See the schedule). You can apply on Handshake.

(last updated 3/15/18)

Double Dawgs Fair

The Double Dawgs Fair at UGA will be held on Tuesday, March, 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Tate Center Concourse and Atrium. This is an opportunity for students to learn more about Double Dawgs pathways and to talk to pathway contacts. Statistics undergraduate majors have the opportunity to get a master's degree in Educational Psychology M.A. from UGA . For more information on the Double Dawgs program, please click here.

(last updated 3/5/18)

ASA Travel Course on Incomplete Data

A Course on “An Introduction to the Analysis of Incomplete Data” will be taught by Professor Ofer Harel, University of Connecticut on March 24, 2018, at Georgia Tech. This event is sponsored by the Georgia Chapter of the American Statistical Association. Selected undergraduate students will be reimbursed for their registration fees. Click here to see the flyer which contains the details of the event, including the link for registration.
Application for the reimbursement can be downloaded from here. Please email the completed application form to Dr. Abhyuday Mandal by March 4, 2018 6pm.

(last updated 2/27/18)

REU: Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Many universities offer excellent summer research opportunities. Click here for more.

(last updated 2/15/18)

Big Data Summer Institute at University of Michigan

This program provides undergraduates with training and research experience in big data analytics. Click here for more information.

(last updated 2/14/18)

Geopolitical Forecasting Challenge

The Intelligence Advanced REsearch Projects Activity announced this competition called the Geopolitical Forecasting Challenge. Through this competition, IARPA challenges teams to develop models and solutions to improve existing forecasting models. This seems like a good opportunity for those who want more outside experience in statistics and data science and motivated students. Registration opens soon!

Click here

(last updated 2/14/18)

Emory University SIBS: Summer Institute tor Training in Biostatistics

This program is designed to provide undergraduate and beginning graduate students with intensive training in applied biostatistical methosds and to expose them to graduate school and career options in the fields of biostatistics, statistics, and public health. SIBS 2018 will be held June 11-July 20, 2018. Applications for the 2018 program are being accepted now and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

For further details please see here 

(last updated 2/14/18)

Data Fest and Data viz contest

The American Statistical Association (ASA) DataFest is a celebration of data in which teams of undergraduates work around the clock to find and share meaning in a large, rich, and complex data set. For further details, please see the links below.

DataFest: click here 

Data viz contest: click here

UPS undergraduate Statistics intern for Summer 2018

UPS is looking for an undergraduate Statistics intern for Summer 2018 in their Customer Experience group! UPS Global Business Services (GBS) is looking for a dynamic Customer Experience intern who is eager to obtain real-world, hands-on business experience. The GBS Customer Experience intern will complete analysis of quality and customer satisfaction scores, operational KPIs, and hire dates of UPS Customer Care Representatives (CCRs), to identify trends and correlations used to develop training and support programs for CCRs. 

Responsibilities and Duties: Documents analysis and findings; Analyzes CCR Length of Service to determine CCR speed to proficiency; Creates recommendations on focus areas to improve Quality and Customer Experience scores; Summarizes analysis and presents findings to GBS leadership.
Knowledge and Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Experience with statistical analysis and statistical software (SAS, R, etc.); Experience with database software (SQL preferred); Ability to data mine and derive meaningful findings; Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to use data to tell a story; Strong problem solving skills and desire to learn; Detail oriented with ability to work independently

To apply, visit: click here

(updated 2/2/18) 

Amgen Scholars Summer Program on Trialect

Every year, the Amgen Scholars Program provides 240 selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at many of Europe, USA, and Asia's premier educational institutions - posted on Trialect . Eligible students enrolled at colleges and universities throughout the world may apply. Stipend, Housing and round-trip travel costs are covered and the amount depends on the host University. Depending up on where you live, you can apply to the following programs:

Amgen Scholars Europe
Amgen Scholars USA
Amgen Scholars Worldwide
(last updated 1/24/18)

2018 Summer Internships

The December issue of AMSTAT News is a good resource for 2018 summer internships. Please see pages 19 to 26 of  click here

(last updated 1/1/18)

Internships at Los Alamos National Lab

Summer schools at LANL are paid internship opportunities. The goal of summer schools is to improve career prospects and build a recruiting pipeline into the many IS&T areas at Los Alamos National Laboratory. ISTI organizes, sponsors, and/or co-sponsors the following summer schools that might be of interest to undergraduate students:

Parallel Computing Research Internship
Computer System, Cluster, and Networking Summer Institute (CSCNSI)
Data Science School
Cyber Security School
Computational Physics Workshop

For more details, see here 

(last updated 11/16/17)

Job and Internship Opportunities with Ernst & Young, LLP

The Technology Advisory Program (TAP) is a great way to learn about industry and business while utilizing and contributing statistics skills to dynamic teams. The TAP program allows you to broaden and supplement technical skills for a few years before focusing into a more specific practice such as Data and Analytics. To learn more about the firm and opportunities there please see the EY Advisory website, come speak with the EY representatives at the Career Fair (9-20), or feel free to reach out to me at john.roquet@ey.com. If interested please apply via Handshake by September 20th.  

(Last Updated 09/13/2017)

StatFest 2017

StatFest will be hosted in Atlanta, GA at Emory Rollins School of Public Health on September 23, 2017. If you are interested, please click here to view the flyer. 

(Last Updated 08/15/2017)

Fall Semester Math Lab Tutors Needed at Rankin Smith

Rankin Smith will soon begin scheduling tutoring for the Fall Semester and are in need of a few more MATH/STAT/PHYS/CSCI/BUSN/MSIT tutors. You can apply by going here and clicking on the Math Lab Tutor Application link. 

Students would need to be able to work the entire semester, through their students' final exams. Most of their tutoring needs are for MATH 1101 (math modeling), MATH 1113 (pre-cal), and STAT 2000.  They also tutor a lot of MSIT 3000, MATH 1060, and BUSN 4000.  Students are in control of setting a cap to the amount of hours per week they want to work, and they also can tell me times that work for them.  The building is open Sundays 5-10pm, and Mondays-Thursdays 7am-10pm as well as Fridays 7am-4:30pm.  Contact Ashley Gresham if you have any questions. 

If someone has applied in the past, was not hired, but is still interested, they should apply again!

(Last Updated 07/12/2017)

Summer Workshop: Preparing for Graduate School

The Graduate School’s Office of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives will be holding two sessions of our Preparing for Graduate School Workshop (PGSW) this summer.  PGSW provides helpful information for students who are considering graduate school and want to learn about the opportunities presented by obtaining a graduate degree. Topics will include finding your program, graduate admissions exams, the application process, types of funding available, and how students can better prepare themselves for the graduate education journey.

 

This event is FREE and open to all undergraduates students enrolled in summer coursework or programs here at UGA.

 

We will be offering this workshop on both Thursday, June 29 and Wednesday, July 19.  Both sessions will start at 2:00pm in room 348 Miller Learning Center and are expected to last an hour.

 

Please have interested students email grecruit@uga.edu with the subject line "Preparing for Graduate School" and the following information:

 

Preferred date to attend
Name
Email
Summer Program (if applicable)
Year in school (ex. rising junior)
Academic field of interest
Semester/Year you plan to enroll in graduate school

 

(Last Updated 06/23/2017)

NASA DEVELOP Program Recruitment

The NASA DEVELOP Program is currently recruiting for their summer and fall 2017 terms! The program offers 10-week paid contracting positions operating at twelve NASA nodes around the US and accepts both national and international participants. DEVELOP is open to current students, recent graduates, and transitioning career professionals who have an interest in applied science. Participants collaborate in teams in a fast-paced, highly professional environment. Teams partner with outside organizations to work on remote sensing projects that help address local and international community concerns while utilizing NASA Earth observations. DEVELOP projects are centered around building capacity in both participants and partner organizations.

Please click here for more information.

 

(Last Updated 06/12/2017)

City Internship Opportunities

The follwing Intership Programs remain open to new enrolees for Summer 2017: London, New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles

The deadline for these locations is midnight on Sunday, May 14th 2017.

If interested please click here to apply. Early application is advised.

For more information about what City Interships has to offer please visit their website here

(Last Updated 04/26/2017)

Interdisciplinary Workshop for Undergraduate Students: May 14-19, 2017

Apply Here by Monday, March 27, 2017

Location:

NC State University Campus, Raleigh, NC.

Description: 

his week long workshop will provide an introduction to applied mathematical and statistical research in the area of astronomy and optimization. Talks will be presented by statisticians and applied mathematicians who work with analyzing data arise in modern astronomical and space sciences research as well as on optimization methods with applications to energy and environment. For a good part of the week, students, in teams of 3 or 4, will use data from different sources to investigate a variety of questions related to several exciting and emerging area of research ranging from the data produced by both ground-based and space-based astronomical surveys at many wave-bands to cosmology, exoplanets, gravitational waves and synoptic surveys. The students will also explore the recent developments in optimization including semidefinite programming, Bayesian optimization and decision analysis, Mixed-integer PDE-constrained optimization etc. Finally, student teams will be prepared to make short presentations on the last day of the workshop, and have the option of having their final presentations reside on the SAMSI website.

While students from universities not in the U.S. are welcome to apply, please be aware that priority is given to students who are enrolled at U.S. schools. Applications received by Monday, March 27th, 2017 will receive full consideration.

SAMSI will reimburse pre-approved and appropriate travel expenses as well as provide food and lodging.

Please direct all questions to email ugmay@samsi.info

(Last Updated 03/27/2017)

University of Chicago Financial Mathematics Graduate Program: Information Session

The Financial Mathematics Master's program at the University of Chicago is hosting an information session at the University of Georgia on February 28th from 4p-5p in Statistics Room 306.

At this session you will have the opportunity to meet a member of the program's admissions team and learn the specifics of the application process, the student experience in the program and at the University of Chicago, and career development opportunities after graduation.

For more information, please click here. 

(Last updated 02/13/2017)

NASA DEVELOP Program is Currently Recruiting for Summer and Fall 2017

The NASA DEVELOP Program is currently recruiting for their summer and fall 2017 terms! The program offers 10-week paid contracting positions operating at twelve NASA nodes around the US and accepts both national and international participants. DEVELOP is open tocurrent students, recent graduates, and transitioning career professionals who have an interest in applied science. Participants collaborate in teams in a fast-paced, highly professional environment. Teams partner with outside organizations to work on remote sensing projects that help address local and international community concerns while utilizing NASA Earth observations. DEVELOP projects are centered around building capacity in both participants and partner organizations.

This is a great opportunity for individuals who are interested in practical applications of remote sensing and GIS, specifically in the field of Earth Science. All projects are designed to demonstrate how NASA remote sensing imagery can be used in water resources, disaster management, ecological forecasting, and other application areas to address environmental community concerns. DEVELOP’s projects are interdisciplinary in nature, so applications are welcome from all academic backgrounds.

Applicants must have excellent communication and writing skills and be able to work in a fast-paced environment. This program is competitive, particularly during summer terms due to high application volume. Though GIS or remote sensing knowledge is beneficial, leadership potential and enthusiasm for applied Earth science projects are strongly considered alongside technical experience. Although the term is only 10 weeks, there are many opportunities to advance through the program to year-long contracts, as well as professional, networking, and technical learning opportunities within each term.

Please click here for more details about program opportunities, requirements, and application procedures.

Application windows:

For summer 2017 term: January 9 – February 17

For fall 2017 term: May 22 – June 30

Upcoming term dates:

Summer 2017: June 5 – August 11

Fall 2017: September 11 – November 17

(Last updated 02/08/2017)

Get an Inside Look at P&G Student Programs

Procter and Gamble’s Student Programs are designed to give you early exposure to a number of unique student programs held in Cincinnati, OH (all-expense paid) at our Global Headquarters during the months of April to September, 2017.  The timing varies for each student program. As a participant, you will learn about the various areas within P&G, interact with senior management, and have an early opportunity to interview for a 2018 internship position or student program with P&G!  We believe YOU have the potential to become a future manager at Procter & Gamble.

Procter & Gamble is ranked Top 3 on Barron’s, “World’s Most Respected Companies 2010” list for the 6th year in a row, the #1 in our industry of “World’s Most Admired Companies” (Fortune), and in the Top 10 Companies for Global Diversity (Diversity Inc.), Procter & Gamble is regarded worldwide as one of the most rewarding places for top talented multi-cultural individuals to work.

Be the first to apply:

Applying is easy as 1 – 2  or 3:

      Go to PGcareers.com à Select Students Tab à Select Development Programs
      If grad date is Dec 2019 – May 2020 select Freshman Leadership Forum and Apply
      If grad date is Dec 2018 – May 2019 select any of the programs listed and Apply

P&G has opportunities available in Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing/Brand Management, Research and Development, Sales, and Consumer and Market Knowledge! 

(Last updated 02/01/2017)

Johns Hopkins 35th Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

The Graduate Summer Institute offers short, intensive courses in epidemiology and biostatistics intended to develop an understanding of the principles, methodologic strategies and practical aspects of epidemiological research.

With onsite and online courses, you choose the course format that works best for your schedule. Register for one or more courses. You may take courses for either professional development, to enhance your current skills, or for academic credit if you are interested in applying the course work towards a degree program.

The Summer Institute has been in existence since 1983, and has trained thousands of students from the U.S. and around the world.  Institute participants include students, clinicians, public health practitioners, physicians in training and those considering a career in public health.

For more information please click here

(Last updated 02/01/2017)

Harvard T.H. Chan Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology

Explore Biostatistics & Computational Biology at Harvard this Summer!
The Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology offers diverse undergraduate students a unique opportunity to learn about the use of quantitative methods for biological, environmental, and medical research alongside Harvard faculty, researchers, and graduates students.

For more infomation please click here

(Last updated 02/01/2017)

Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2017

The HLF is an annual event. The application round for the 5th HLF, September 24 – 29, 2017, is scheduled from November 14, 2016, to February 14, 2017.

For more information please click here.

(Last updated 01/27/2017)

Transforming Analytical Learning in the Era of Big Data- An Undergraduate Summer Institute in Biostatistics

The University of Michigan will be offering this full-time 6 week summer institute from June 5 to July 14, 2017. This program will introduce undergraduate students to emerging challenges at the intersection of Big Data, Statistics, and Human Health. Lectures will be led by a diverse group of stellar biostatistics, statistics, electrical engineering, and computer science faculty at the University of Michigan. Working in teams, students will participate in mentored big data research projects. A stipend is available for successful applicants. 

For more information please click here.

(Last updated 01/24/2017)

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and in STEM education.  The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM and STEM education.  NSF especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, veterans, and undergraduate seniors to apply.

Full Proposal Deadline Date: October 28, 2016 for Mathematical Sciences; Physics and Astronomy; Chemistry

An updated program solicitation for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program is available here.

Please also see the additional information at  https://www.nsfgrfp.org

(source: Descriptions taken from NSF webpage http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201)

(Last updated 08/18/2016)

Career Information Session: What Is It Like to Work at SAS?

SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 70,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world “The Power to Know.” You will probably use a SAS product at some point in your degree. Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work for SAS? I’ll give you my own perspective as a statistician working in the JMP division of SAS and discuss the diversity of jobs in the organization for individuals with quantitative backgrounds. I’ll also give you a quick tour of JMP and show you some of the interesting research problems our team gets to work on.

Speaker: Dr. Ruth Hummel, JMP Division of SAS

Wednesday, October 12, 3:30p-4:30pm

Location:  Miller Learning Center (MLC) Room 250

Who should attend? Statistics, Mathematics and Computer Science Majors and Minors

Only 40 students can be accommodated. Please RSVP here https://uga.joinhandshake.com/events/30934. Students can also register by logging in to their Handshake account, clicking “Events” and going to “Career Information Session: JMP”

(Last updated 10/01/2016)

Career Information Session: NSA

Mathematics can be more than just a subject in school, it can be a career. The government is the number one single employer of mathematicians in the country. Many of those mathematicians end up at the National Security Agency, where they find careers in research, information assurance, and cryptanalysis. This talk will be an introduction to the roles of mathematicians at NSA, as well as basics of cryptography.

Speaker: Mr. Lance Estes

Tuesday, November 1, Time: 4:00-5:00 PM

Location:  Miller Learning Center (MLC) Room 102

Who should attend? Statistics, Mathematics and Computer Science Majors and Minors

Only 40 students can be accommodated. Please RSVP here https://uga.joinhandshake.com/events/28307. Students can also register by logging in to their Handshake account, clicking “Events” and going to “Career Information Session: National Security Agency.”

(Last updated 09/19/2016)

Actuary Career Information Session

Tuesday, September 13, 5:30p-6:30p, Sanford 209

Who should attend? Current and prospective ASCP students

Agenda:

  1. Overview of Actuarial Science Certificate Program (ASCP) http://www.terry.uga.edu/academics/certificates/actuarial-science
  2. Overview of Associate Actuary professional designation requirements https://www.soa.org/Education/Exam-Req/edu-asa-req.aspx and http://www.casact.org/admissions/process/
  3. Actuary Careers—Milliman http://us.milliman.com/about/

Any student interested in joining the ASCP Facebook page may do so. The following are the instructions.

  1. Sign up for Facebook
  2. On the upper left corner there is a search bar. Type in "UGA Actuarial Science Certificate Program" in the search bar.
  3. That will bring you to the page and you need to press like (the button with the thumbs up symbol).

(Last updated 09/07/2016)

Scholarship Info Sessions

Gilman Scholarship Info Sessions

Tuesday, September 13, 5:30p-6:30p, MLC 207

Wednesday, September 14, 5:30p-6:30p, MLC 250

Join us for an information session about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship and essay writing tips. If you are a Pell Grant recipient, you are eligible for this national award!

Asia-Georgia Internship Scholarship Info Session

Wednesday, August 31, 6:45p-7:45p, MLC 205

Wednesday, September 21, 6:45p-7:45p, MLC 245

Come discover opportunities to receive up to $5.000 for internships in Easy or Southeast Asia! The session will review the scholarship eligibility, application, and include information about different internship programs that are eligible for this grant.

(Last updated 09/01/2016)

SAMSI Undergraduate Workshops

As part of its Education and Outreach Program for 2016-2017, the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) will offer several undergraduate workshops. Students who are interested in pursuing higher studies often find these workshops very useful. See our annual newsletters where our students share their experiences.

(1)
Undergraduate Workshop October 24-25, 2016 (Apply by September 9, 2016)
In addition to an overview of current and planned SAMSI Research Programs, the program topic on Statistical, Mathematical and Computational Methods for Astronomy (ASTRO) will be covered in some depth. The workshop will focus on Population Modeling & Signal Separation for Exoplanets & Gravitational Waves (GW) and will feature introductory lectures on statistical methodology for interpreting detection of exoplanets, GWs, as well as using those to infer the underlying population of planetary systems and GW sources.

(2)
Undergraduate Workshop February 27-28, 2017 (Apply by January 20, 2017)
In addition to an overview of current and planned SAMSI Research Programs, the program topic Optimization (OPT) will be covered in some depth. The workshop will focus on optimization methods for large-scale statistical analysis and will feature introductory lectures on statistical inverse problems, E/M and M/M algorithms and semidefinite programming.

(3)
Interdisciplinary Workshop for Undergraduate Students May 14-19, 2017 (Apply by March 27, 2017)
This week long workshop will provide an introduction to applied mathematical and statistical research in the area of astronomy and optimization. For a good part of the week, students, in teams of 3 or 4, will use data from different sources to investigate a variety of questions related to several exciting and emerging area of research ranging from the data produced by both ground-based and space-based astronomical surveys at many wave-bands to cosmology, exoplanets, gravitational waves and synoptic surveys. The students will also explore the recent developments in optimization including semidefinite programming, Bayesian optimization and decision analysis, Mixed-integer PDE-constrained optimization etc. Finally, student teams will be prepared to make short presentations on the last day of the workshop, and have the option of having their final presentations reside on the SAMSI website.

(source: Descriptions taken from SAMSI webpage https://www.samsi.info)

(Last updated 08/18/2016)

Boren Awards

Info Sessions:

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 @ 12:20 pm, 102 Moore College

Tuesday, September 13 @ 5:00 pm, 102 Moore College

Boren Awards provide up to $30,000 funding for U.S. citizen undergraduate, master’s, and Ph.D. students to study languages, geographic areas (Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East), and disciplines critical to U.S. national security (broadly defined) and underrepresented in study abroad. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Undergraduate scholarships are for 6 to 12 months abroad, and graduate fellowships are for 3 to 24 months in the U.S. and abroad. There is a minimum one-year government service requirement for Boren recipients after graduation. This award is an excellent “in” for careers in the federal government that require skills in critical languages.

To reserve a spot in the session, sign up here.

For more information, please email Elizabeth Hughes, Boren Awards Campus Representative, at ejhsears@uga.edu or visit the Boren website: http://www.borenawards.org/

(Last updated 08/18/2016)

Curo

CURO offers University of Georgia undergraduates the opportunity to engage in faculty-mentored research regardless of discipline, major or GPA – even students in their first year. See http://curo.uga.edu/

In particular, students with some research experience should consider the CURO Research Assistantship and the CURO Summer Fellowship.
CURO Research Assistantship: Spring deadline: November 1, 2016

(Last updated 08/19/2016)