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Yuqiao Dong ('14) - Vice President, Northern Trust

Choosing Statistics graduate program at University of Illinois is one of the best decisions I have ever made. The combination of theoretical and practical courses, has equipped me with not only solid foundation on Statistics, but also hands-on experience solving real world problems.

DongThe program has great faculty and advisers who are very knowledgeable. They keep an eye out to help their students achieve goals, not only in statistics, but also in career development. With my background in Statistics,I used to work for the world's largest brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev, world’s leading office furniture manufacturer, Steelcase, and currently working for one of the largest global custodians, Northern Trust. The experience of applying what I learned from school on real problems : sales prediction, supply chain demand forecasting and financial loss forecasting, makes me feel the power and the huge impact that Statistics bring to the business world. No matter in which industry, there’s no doubt that the demand of driving business with data insight is growing all the time.

'14 - M.S. Statistics