The largest congregation of statisticians in the world happens every August during the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM). More than 5,000 people attend these meetings, which are sponsored by seven statistical societies, including the American Statistical Association. The meetings offer a variety of activities such as attending research presentations, interviewing for jobs, taking Continuing Education courses, and browsing the exhibition hall. With so many opportunities, new attendees can be easily overwhelmed by their first JSM experience. Read more as Christopher Bilder explains how to get the most out of your first JSM.
FIRST TIME ATTENDEE?
Is this your first JSM? Join us for the First time Attendee Orientation and Reception. Learn more about the JSM and the ASA, meet other newbies and enjoy refreshments. Also, don’t forget to stop by the JSM Help Desk in the main registration area to pick up your first time attendee ribbon.
LOOKING FOR A JOB?
No matter what your current situation, if you have a degree or an interest in a career in statistics, the JSM Career Placement Service will help steer your career in the right direction. Hundreds of Statistical employers attend each year seeking qualified applicants. The JSM Career Placement Service runs concurrent with the Joint Statistical Meetings each year. Applicants who attend are able to research current job openings and contact employers via an online and onsite messaging center. Arrange interviews, research positions and make valuable contacts with hiring managers and senior level statisticians.
ATTEND THE JSM STUDENT MIXER
Meet fellow students from around the world at our annual JSM Student Mixer. We have witnessed amazing growth in the number of student members over the past few years and we would like to continue this momentum for the years to come. Enjoy snacks and drinks, a presentation about the ASA and the chance to win one of many great door prizes.
ATTEND A TOPIC CONTRIBUTED PANEL
From Graduate Student to Professional Wed, 8/1/2012, 8:30 AM - 10:20 AM Panelists will discuss four topics relevant to transitioning student-professionals and early-career statisticians: communicating effectively, continuing one's education, finding a good job, and achieving work-life balance. Students and early-career professionals will learn what employers expect, and they will learn how ASA membership can help them reach their goals in these four important areas of their professional development. More information.
Tues, 7/31/2012, 12:30 PM &ndas 1:50 PM We will explore what it's like living and working in Australasia, the differences in statistical projects between the American and Australasian regions, and what job opportunities are currently available. Fee for this session includes plated lunch.
Tues, 7/31/2012, 12:30 PM – 1:50 PM We will focus on learning and teaching pre-analysis steps such as exploring data distributions, detecting outliers, and deciding what to do about missing values. Both students and educators are encouraged to attend. Fee for this session includes plated lunch.