SAMSI Co-Sponsored Event: ASA NC Chapter Mentoring and Early Career Development Workshop

Location:

This workshop is being made possible by a joint collaboration of SAMSI, SAS and the American Statistical Association (ASA).

Directions: The address is 79 T. W. Alexander Drive in the Research Triangle Park. It is in the Research Commons complex. Heading west on T. W. Alexander from the Durham Freeway (Route 147), it is the third left hand entrance into the complex. Park in the first lot you see, in front of building 4501—there is a red sign saying MEMA on the top of the building. SAMSI is on the third floor.

Description:

NC ASA is excited to offer the first Mentoring and Early Career Development Workshop for students and early career professionals within 5 years of finishing their degree. It will feature prominent statisticians from our community and include interactive sessions on goal-structuring and professional development. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to meet with ASA President Lisa LaVange in a small group setting prior to the NC ASA Fall Dinner that evening, as well as network with the NC ASA community.

*Both graduate and undergraduate students accepted for Early Admittance are eligible for reimbursement by NC ASA. An NC ASA Presidential Travel Award will be offered to a limited number of Early Admittance student participants with qualifying travel expenses. Details on the Early Admittance Application Form.

The workshop will feature various speakers, a professional panel of mentors, and targeted trainings and development activities. The following subjects will be presented at this event:
Sessions – targeting different skills across a professional career, all of which can be relevant at all career stages, with certain topics offered as parallel sessions to address varying needs of students and young professionals

  • Resume and Interview Skills – led by Kelci Miclaus, PhD – Senior Manager (SAS) – to be offered as a parallel session for students
  • Branding and Networking for Career Next-Steps – led by Elizabeth Mannshardt, NC ASA President(/li>
  • Peer Mentoring – led by the NC ASA’s Scholastic Council’s Katherine Allen and Liz Lorenzi (see p6) – to be offered as a parallel session for students

** Peer Mentoring is meant to provide a forum for open, honest discussion with other statisticians at similar career stages. If you are interested in Peer Mentoring, please contact Katherine Allen: knallen4@ncsu.edu

Professional Development and Networking Activities – designed to engage participants with actionable items

  • Goal Structuring and Development
  • Small-Group Mentoring – with our Professional Panelists and NC ASA Executive Board members
  • Professional Panel – featuring established statisticians from across our community.
  • Confirmed Panelists: Kristen Foley (US EPA), Artin Armagan (SAS) – Full list of professional panel participants and bios coming soon!

Keynote Speakers

  • Bob Starbuck – speak on “Some Thoughts on How to Be More Successful” based on his well-received keynote from ASA’s 2013 Conference on Statistical Practice.
  • Sonia (Davis) Thomas – discuss “Presentation Best Practices” based on her Leadership in Biostatistics graduate course at UNC CH.
  • Richard Zink, Senior Director of Data Management at TARGET PharmaSolutions, will discuss insights on Promoting Statistics from his popular ASA podcast.
  • SAMSI Director David Banks will offer insight from his career path and leadership journey with “Snakes and Ladders: Building a Career”.

** For more information on this event, click HERE

Schedule and Supporting Media

Printed Schedule

Friday, November 30, 2018
SAMSI, Research Triangle Park, NC

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
8:30am Executive Board Set Up
8:45-9:00am Participant Check-In/Registration
9:00-9:05am Welcome Elizabeth Mannshardt, NC ASA President
9:05-10:00am Statistical Presentation Skills Sonia Davis, RTI and UNC Biostatistics Leadership
10:00-10:30am Parallel Tracks
Interview Skills Students Resume Skills & Salary Negotiations Kelci Miclaus, SAS
Leadership Discussion Young Professionals Small Group with Sonia Davis, RTI and UNC Biostatistics Leadership
10:30-10:45am BREAK
10:40-10:55am Module 1: Building Your Brand Elizabeth Mannshardt, NC ASA President
10:55-11:35am Snakes and Ladders: Building Your Career David Banks, SAMSI Director/Duke University
11:35-11:50am Module 2: Goal Structuring Elizabeth Mannshardt, NC ASA President
12:00-1:00pm LUNCH with Professional Panel Panelists
Kristen Foley, EPA
Artin Armagan, SAS
Heather Kopetskie, Rho World
1:00-1:30 pm Panel: Speed Mentoring Panelists
Kristen Foley, EPA
Artin Armagan, SAS
Heather Kopetskie, Rho World
Richard Zink, Target Pharma Solutions
David Banks, SAMSI Director/Duke University
Emily Griffith, NC ASA Vice President
Ryne VanKrevelen, Elon University
1:30-1:40pm BREAK
1:40-2:10pm Keynote: Promoting Statistics Richard Zink, Target Pharma Solutions
2:10-2:25pm Module 3: Goal Structuring Elizabeth Mannshardt, NC ASA President
2:25-3:05pm Parallel Tracks
Peer Mentoring – Student Scholastic Council Katherine Allen and Liz Lorenzi, NC ASA
Young Professional Session – Career Next Steps/Sponsorship Elizabeth Mannshardt and Emily Griffith, NC ASA
3:05-3:20pm BREAK
3:20-3:30pm Activity: Workbook
3:30-4:30pm Featured Keynote: Some Thoughts on How to Be More Successful Bob Starbuck, NC State University
5:00-5:30pm Mentees with ASA President Lisa LaVange
5:30-8:30pm NC ASA Fall Dinner with NC ASA Community

For registration and application materials, email NC ASA President Elizabeth Mannshardt at: mannshardt@stat.ncsu.edu