"In my current role, I use skills I developed through in my stats classes throughout my four years at Duke. The foundations I gained helped me pick up new, slightly advanced skills quickly and bring them to my team. The stats program also helped shape the way I go about solving problems."
"If you use mostly R, try to replicate your workflows in Python. Also, if you aren't doing an independent study, whenever you have a question that you think can be answered with data, look for that data. Hands-on experimentation is the best way to pick up skills."