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Activity Number: 183 - Fuzzy Clusters: Crossing Boundaries Between Non-Academic and Academic Domains
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Monday, August 8, 2022 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Sponsor: ENAR
Abstract #320527
Title: Fuzzy Clusters: Crossing Boundaries Between Non-Academic and Academic Domains
Author(s): Lorin Crawford* and Branko Miladinovic* and Bonnie Shook-Sa* and Sally C Morton* and Adam J Sullivan*
Companies: Brown University and Janssen Research & Development and University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and Arizona State University and Takeda Pharmaceuticals Company
Keywords: Career development; Early career planning; Professional development; Academic careers; Industry careers

Careers in the field of statistics have traditionally fallen into non-overlapping domains, namely academic and non-academic. Graduate students and recent graduates are expected to pursue a career path in one domain, to the exclusion of the other. This apparent dichotomy can pose a challenge to new statisticians, who often have limited professional experience outside of their program. This panel aims to foster awareness of alternative career pathways, particularly those which may cross over professional domains. Panelists from a variety of backgrounds will share their knowledge and experiences in career planning and successfully transitioning between industry, government, non-profit and academic sectors. Broader topics for discussion that are applicable to statisticians across sectors will include professional development and networking, appropriate timelines for considering career changes, opportunities to work jointly across domains, and unique skills from one sector that can foster innovation in another. Domain-specific topics will include non-traditional and administrative careers in academia, and the expanding scope and diversity of non-academic positions.

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