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Presentation 4J1. Internships for Undergraduate Statistics Majors: The BYU Experience

Presenter
Lara Wolfson (USA) ljwolfson@byu.edu

 

Presentation Abstract
The undergraduate statistics major at Brigham Young University is one of the largest programs of its kind in the United States. A component of increasing importance in this program is the completion of an academic internship. BYU's curriculum has been tailored to give students the skills they need to succeed in a workforce placement prior to graduation, emphasizing applied statistics and statistical computing early in their education. In this talk, I will discuss not only the development of the curriculum, and how that has prepared students for internship experiences, but how BYU is creating an academic tie-in with student's internship experiences. I will also discuss the various partnerships our program has established with various employers of our students to make the internship experience more beneficial for both the student interns and their employers.

 

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