Recruit Future Leaders in Statistics
The best time to start engaging with students is the present. We encourage employers to connect with our students early to build meaningful relationships. There are many ways companies can build their brand with Statistics students. We encourage you to engage with our undergraduate and graduate students often. The Statistics Career Services Team is here to help you customize outreach that works for your company and budget. You can find additional information on our department in this Handout.
Customized Approach to Recruiting
The Department of Statistics offers a variety of opportunities for employers to connect with Statistics students. We are always looking for innovative ways for you to both get to know our students and to share your opportunities with top talent. While there are many great resources available to you, if you have a specific need or idea, we are always here to help you brainstorm and recommend a tailored approach to meet your recruiting needs.
Handshake is a FREE resource employers can utilize to post internship and job opportunities for students to apply to. It is also a great resource to search for student profiles to promote additional opportunities or schedule interviews. Some companies reach out to specific candidates before they come to campus and invite them to a booth or coffee chat. A few of the benefits include:
- Post Positions (both internship & full time)
- Search for specific candidates that meet your criteria
- Schedule on campus interviews
- Post info sessions via The Career Center
Additional employer resources:
Offered in both fall and spring semesters during the academic year, The Statistics & Mathematics Career Forum is a targeted and intimate opportunity for employers to connect with both graduate and undergraduate Statistics & Mathematic students. These bright students attend this networking event each semester to learn more about companies internship and career opportunities.
This event is formatted similar to a career fair but in a more intimate setting so employers can truly engage with students. We provide private space in the employer break room where you can do host on the spot interviews with students if desired. Additional day after interview space can also be booked through The Career Center using Handshake.
The Illinois Datathon is a weekend-long event co-sponsored by the Illini Statistics Club, the Department of Statistics, and corporate partners from diverse industries. Approximately 400 student participants—including statistics, mathematics, and engineering majors—have 36 hours to predict and discover insights based on a provided dataset and publicly available data. The competition is scored through a variety of metrics, including statistical model accuracy, presentation, and creativity. Student participants not only gain valuable experience dealing with imperfect data and designing a practical approach to solve a business problem but also have the opportunity to network and participate in workshops led by corporate sponsors.
The Statistics Career Services Team looks forward to hearing from you and helping you build a customized plan to reach our students. We want your effort to be efficient and effective while recruiting our students.
You can reach our team directly and look forward to a quick response.
We look forward to working with you.
Darren Glosemeyer, Director of External & Corporate Relations
Andrea Franklin, Statistics Career Advisor