Eric Vance, MS 2005, Ph.D. 2008

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

"Duke provided me many opportunities to attend conferences, network with other statisticians, and prepare me for my professional career. I appreciated the education in statistical thinking I got at Duke."

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

"Attend lots of conferences. Develop relationships with students in the program and especially with students and other outside of the Statistical Science program and outside of Duke. Think about what you want to do with your degree after graduation WELL BEFORE you graduate. Thinking about and identifying your goals early in your academic career will help you use the tremendous resources of Duke to achieve your goals."

Vance
Associate Professor and Director of Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis at the Unversity of Colorado, Boulder