Career Conversation Panels: Statistics and Data Science

When:
October 5, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
2018-10-05T10:30:00-04:00
2018-10-05T12:30:00-04:00
Where:
Ross N620

In partnership with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Want to meet York Alumni and other professionals who are putting their degree to use in a variety of fields?

Connect with professionals currently enjoying careers in a variety of settings and get the inside scoop on what it’s really like to work in these fields. During this panel professionals will share their personal stories about breaking into their field, how their career paths took them from graduation to where they are now, what knowledge, skills and experience helped them succeed in their jobs and what types of opportunities are available in their field. The panel will be moderated by one of the Career Centre’s team members and followed by an open forum where students will have an opportunity to ask the panelists their own questions.

Registration is required. You may register for this event on the Career Centre's online system (you must sign up for an account before you will be able to register for any events on the system).

Participating Panelists

John Yawney
Data Science Lead, Adastra
Alumna: MSc Applied Mathematics, 2011

I lead the data science practice at Adastra Corporation where, since 2016, I have been responsible for developing and growing the team. I oversee artificial intelligence and machine learning projects and direct Adastra’s exploration of emerging technologies and topics, allowing for insight-driven and innovative client solutions. I aim to emulate Adastra’s values of honesty and transparency with our clients to continually align their expectations with our results.


Peter Mercurio
Director of Optimization, CIBC
Alumna: PhD Statistics, 2019

I’m grateful for my co-op program in undergrad where I gained 2 full years of relevant work experience. With 2 competing job offers before graduation, I joined the bank and quickly learned that higher education and personal development was essential to career progression. Here I am 10 years later wrapping up my PhD in Statistics and just started my own optimization and analytics team.


Brent Fagan
Data Scientist, KPMG
Alumna: MA Statistics, 2016

II started working at KPMG as a data scientist while I was still completing my master’s degree in statistics at York University in 2016. It was here that I took on my first data science role where I’ve had the opportunity to work on many interesting projects alongside many intelligent people.