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Exploring Careers in Math & Beyond [Grad Students]

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How can we be best prepared?
Start-ups
Healthcare
Technology
Education
Business
Telecommunications
Jacqueline Lang
BASci Computing Science (2014-2018)

Kevin
Jeffrey Leung
BASc Computer Science (2014-2019)
Junior Full Stack Engineer (intern)

Government
Teaching Assistant
Embedded Software
Developer Co-op

Sierra Wireless
Lighthouse Labs
Game Design
One Major+Minor, Endless Possibilities
Desmond
LadiesLearningCode.ca
CareerCruising.ca
User: sfucareer
Pass: explore
Bridges.ca
According to Post-Secondary Program
Workbc.ca
Explore careers by education & salary
siteID: 0061399
pass: sfucareer
TAKE ACTION
With others

Active experience
Volunteer
Your Career Journey?
2015 - 2025
7. User Support Technicians (2,900)
research on your own

Computing Science
Alumni
Business
Telecommunications
Government
Technology
Start-ups
Game Design
Organizations
PhD Mathematics
BSc Physics


Scientific Computing Support Person
Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences
MSc Mathematics
Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF)

Education
Senior Manager, Valuations
Mitsubishi UFJ Fund Services
MSc Mathematics
Master of Management, Operations Research
Sara
Math-related
Openings
Technical Analyst/Director
Workshop
Coordinator
Big Data Quality Engineer
Project
Manager
Load Research Analyst
Growth
Optimization
Analyst
Python Developer
E-Learning
Instructor
Tara
Calculus Workshop Tutor
SFU

Teaching Assistant
SFU
Generalist
UBC Library Digitization Centre
Master Data Analyst
Aritzia
P-Wave Research & Analyst
Pure Technologies
Teaching + Research Asst
SFU
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]
Business Analyst
FSAB CO
Research and Teaching Assistant
SFU
Project Lead Analyst
UBC
Systems Analyst
Fraser Health Authority
Brian C.
B.Sc. Management and Systems Science
IT Support Analyst
Creation Technologies
Technical Analyst
ACTIVE Network
Marketing Manager
ACTIVE Network
Customer Programs Specialist
ACTIVE Network
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)
Mathematical
Designer
Mgr, Capital & Analytics Risk Model

Editorial
Manager
Math & Science Teacher
Innovation
Coordinator

Visit: sfu.ca/career/WCID.html
LighthouseLabs.ca
Healthcare
MSc Mathematics
SFU Computing Science programs
Linux Kernel Softward Engineer
Arista Networks
Considering Careers Related
to Statistics or Data Science?

B.Sc. Management & Systems Science

Rebecca M.
President
MSSC Student Society

Personal Assistant
Jonkopings kommun
QA Analyst/Tester and Technical Writer
Cirius Messaging Inc.
Co-President
The Kenya Project
Data Science-related
Openings
Research Assistant -
Program
Evaluation
Test Analyst
Programming
Analyst
Network & Systems Administrator
Big Data
Engineer

Manager,
Data
Analytics
Jr. Data Scientist
Director of Data Sci &
Analytics
Specialist -
Data
Intelligence
ETL Developer
Internship --
Artifical Intelligence/Big Data
Project
Manager
Full Stack
Developer
Teaching & Research Assistant
SFU
Quantitative Analyst
FINCAD
Mathematical & Tech Consultant
kevmitch.ca
Freelancer
Desk Freelancer

@SFU_Career
SFU Career Services
STAY CONNECTED
SFU.ca/career
Burnaby / Surrey / Vancouver
CAREER SERVICES
VOLUNTEER SERVICES
SFU Volunteer Services
@SFU_Volunteer
SFU.ca/volunteer
Regional Advisor & Advocate
Doctors of BC
Professional Services Consultant
Allocadia
Implementation Consultant
PerfectMind
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

TAKE ACTION
OUTCOMES OF ACTION
Continue
Rethink
Expand
Write down
ONE action
Experience
Skills

Manager, Data Analytics
Destination Canada


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:

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.


Abilities:

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?
Education
Knowledge
Skills
Abilities
Tony Botelho, Director
Brenda Badgero, Career Education Manager
Sample
Employers
Whirlpool
Ecotagios
Mekins
Industry
Health Canada
BMO
Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences
Aritzia
UBC Centre for Operation Excellence
BC
Hydro
Farallon
Computing
Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis
Solar Earth Technology
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
Data Science
Employers
Aritzia
VanCity
Hothead
Games
Silver Creek Software
Fortinet
SQI Diagnostic Systems
Telus
Huawei Canada
Yellow Pages
Canadian National Railway
Cybercoders
BC Clinical & Support Service
System Administrator
UBC
Technical Assistant
Pioneer Natural Resources Co
Teaching Assistant
UBC

Teaching and outreach
Committees
Professional development
Volunteering
Hobbies
Sports and physical activities
Meeting professionals
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
Continue
Rethink
Expand
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