APAM Career Placement & Student Affairs

From Kristen Henlin:

As the Career Placement Officer of the APAM Department, my goal is to support the professional growth of our students outside of the classroom. During the fall semester, undergraduate and graduate students had the opportunity to network with employees from the French bank BNP Paribas, learn about plasma energy from the Naval Nuclear program, and connect with data scientists at Pager Health. APAM graduate students attended a special presentation by Dr. Steve Rabinowitz (Ph.D. ‘92, Physics), Research Staff Member at the Institute for Defense Analyses, to discuss career opportunities in national security analysis.

In the spring, APAM students met with the CEO of MSQ Ventures, a cross-border venture capital firm focused on partnering U.S. based technology, consumer, and healthcare companies with strategic Chinese corporate and institutional investors. Students also had the opportunity to visit the publishing and financial information firm, Dow Jones HQ to learn about internship and full-time opportunities within their data analytics and software engineering departments. We closed out the year with a very special event for graduate students, led by APAM alum, Dr. Aron Ahmadia (Ph.D. ‘10, Applied Mathematics), to discuss career opportunities in machine learning at Capital One.

Photos: APAM Career Placement Officer, Kristen Henlin, and APAM Student Affairs Coordinator, Jessica Pierson, hosted a pizza party on January 25, 2019 to welcome back M.S. and Ph.D. students within the APAM Department.

Students learned about the various ways APAM staff could assist them through interview preparation, resume building, networking techniques, and job placement support. Students were given information regarding upcoming career placement events and the students provided feedback on ways staff members could further assist them as they prepare for their future carers.

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