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Exploring Careers in Math & Beyond [Grad Students]
Transcript of Exploring Careers in Math & Beyond [Grad Students]
BASci Computing Science (2014-2018)
BASc Computer Science (2014-2019)
Junior Full Stack Engineer (intern)
One Major+Minor, Endless Possibilities
According to Post-Secondary Program
Explore careers by education & salary
Your Career Journey?
2015 - 2025
7. User Support Technicians (2,900)
research on your own
Scientific Computing Support Person
Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences
Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF)
Senior Manager, Valuations
Mitsubishi UFJ Fund Services
Master of Management, Operations Research
Big Data Quality Engineer
Load Research Analyst
Calculus Workshop Tutor
UBC Library Digitization Centre
Master Data Analyst
P-Wave Research & Analyst
Teaching + Research Asst
Systems Developer, Info Systems-- Fixed Income & Asset Allocations Group
Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group
Senior Analyst, Valuation & Security Database Management
Butterfield Fulcrum Group [now Mitsubishi UFJ Fund Services]
Research and Teaching Assistant
Project Lead Analyst
Fraser Health Authority
B.Sc. Management and Systems Science
IT Support Analyst
Customer Programs Specialist
1. Computer & Information Systems Managers (4,100)
2. Information Systems Analysts & Consultants (9,100)
3. Computer Programmers & Interactive Media Developers (7,800)
4. Web Designers & Developers (2,600)
5. Computer Engineers* (1,400)
6. Computer Network Technicians (3,800)
Mgr, Capital & Analytics Risk Model
Math & Science Teacher
SFU Computing Science programs
Linux Kernel Softward Engineer
Considering Careers Related
to Statistics or Data Science?
B.Sc. Management & Systems Science
MSSC Student Society
QA Analyst/Tester and Technical Writer
Cirius Messaging Inc.
The Kenya Project
Research Assistant -
Network & Systems Administrator
Jr. Data Scientist
Director of Data Sci &
Artifical Intelligence/Big Data
Teaching & Research Assistant
Mathematical & Tech Consultant
SFU Career Services
Burnaby / Surrey / Vancouver
SFU Volunteer Services
Regional Advisor & Advocate
Doctors of BC
Professional Services Consultant
Things to Do:
Taking Action #2
Research, research, research and more research!
Attend presentations & workshops to learn insider tips
Join a student club on or off campus
Generate blog posts to start building a professional portfolio
Create a profile on LinkedIn
Follow blogs, twitter accounts, and academic articles from people in your field of interest
Conduct information interviews
Read trade journals in your field
Download University lecture podcasts
Develop a project or initiative
Apply for job positions with companies even if they aren't hiring
Be part of a sports team on or off campus
Join a professional association
Network at job fairs or events
YOUR IMAGINED FUTURE
The Power of Experience/Taking Action
Employers valued work integrated learning and co-curricular involvement above academic performance
OUTCOMES OF ACTION
Manager, Data Analytics
Experience: When applying, the candidate must clearly demonstrate in writing how they meet the following experience criteria:
4+ years of direct work experience in the application of theories and principles of economics, econometrics, and/or statistical science towards the development and management of business intelligence, data management for business applications, statistical data analysis, building predictive models, and managing statistical/data analysis and/or insight delivery in a professional setting.
1+ year experience in Supervisory/Management capacity, overseeing or coaching someone else’s work.
1+ year experience in establishing cooperative working relationships with business units, industry stakeholders, and senior management; and in managing projects and working in cross-functional teams.
Experience developing and/or managing measurement programs; with hands-on exposure to the preparation and development of research reports, research studies and briefing materials based on insights from statistical data analysis, and data visualization.
Experience working with a variety of statistical analysis tools, including Excel, Access, SPSS/SAS, SQL, R, relational databases, data warehouses, data integration and analytics systems for the conduct of statistical digital analytics for defining, creating, collecting, verifying, and/or transforming digital data-statistics, into reporting, research, analyses, recommendations, optimizations and predictions, for business purposes.
Strong analytical skills and experience e in applying data visualization tools for more effective presentations of data for decision-making by senior management, and strong analytical skills are required.
Knowledge of theories, principles, and methodology of economics, statistics, and econometrics as well as of industry studies and their interrelationship with a number of fields of consumer economics, sociology and demography, psychology in sufficient depth to direct or carry out complex and in-depth statistical studies and carry out data analytics of tourism and tourism marketing economics, consumer behaviour, and of the micro-economic implications of macro-economics.
Thorough professional knowledge of the business applications of statistical science including statistical modeling techniques for data analytics, segmentation, research techniques and methodologies, and data mining, the development of business intelligence, and of data governance.
Knowledge of performance measurement techniques and approaches.
Knowledge of project management concepts and methodologies.
Knowledge of analytical methodology and marketing results analysis approaches.
Ability to lead, collaborate & work with cross-functional teams.
Ability to motivate others to action and deliver results in a very fast paced environment.
Enjoys learning from, and teaching others.
Creative thinker and problem solver with an eye to future opportunities.
Ability to use any resources independently to lead the analytics process and identify valuable/innovative approaches that can be employed to deliver better results.
Ability to create impactful analytic presentations leveraging data visualization techniques.
Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to tailor communication of data and findings for various audiences.
Self-starter with a passion for data and a desire to keep up with changes in technologies and techniques.
Exploring Careers in Math and Beyond
CACEE Campus Recruitment & Benchmark Report, 2013
What can I be doing today?
Tony Botelho, Director
Brenda Badgero, Career Education Manager
Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences
UBC Centre for Operation Excellence
Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis
Solar Earth Technology
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
Silver Creek Software
SQI Diagnostic Systems
Canadian National Railway
BC Clinical & Support Service
Pioneer Natural Resources Co
Teaching and outreach
Sports and physical activities
Join professional associations
Blog and/or social media posts
... and more!
Inside Higher Ed, 2017
Some SFU Alumni
What's available now?
OUTCOMES OF ACTION