Christine P. Chai, Ph.D. 2017

How has being a Statistical Science graduate from Duke help shape you personally and/or professionally?

"Being a Statistical Science graduate from Duke provides me a large network -- not only the alumni from Duke, but also the ones from UNC-Chapel Hill and/or NCSU. All of us share the experience of living near the RTP (Research Triangle Park) in North Carolina."

What advice would you give students in Duke's Statistical Science programs?

"Diversify your experience. If you have multiple summers to intern, try to take on different internships rather than interning at the same place. A wider exposure provides more career options after graduation. Your interests and/or the job market may change, so it is better to build a diversified skillset."

Data Scientist, Microsoft, Jul 2021