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1 The ASA Mission Promote the practice and profession of statistics Support excellence in statistical practice, research, journal, and meetings Improve statistical education Promote the proper application of statistics Advance the statistics profession

2 What Can ASA Do For You? Career Resources Job Placement Networking Outreach

3 CAREER RESOURCES

4 Interested in Becoming an Accredited Professional Statistician™? The ASA has accredited over 200 members. Our program is a voluntary, portfolio-based credential, open only to ASA members. The PStat ® designation recognizes: »Advanced statistical training and knowledge »Experience in applying statistical expertise competently »Maintenance of appropriate professional development »Adherence to the ethical standards of practice »Ability to communicate effectively Visit for more information.

5 A website for young statistics professionals that offers advice, professional development tips, conference information, industry news, scholarship and award information, and internship listings

6 LearnSTAT on Demand A program offering webinars taught by top statisticians in their specialties

7 Professional Development More than three dozen courses that are presented in conjunction with the Joint Statistical Meetings

8 ASA Sections Subject-area groups offering webinars and lectures to further the development of statistics in specialized fields Career Webinar Sponsored by ASA’s Section for Statistical Programmers and Analysts Also, post your consulting profile when you join the Statistical Consulting Section. ”

9 The Statistical Consulting Section The Consulting Section provides a listserv by which members of the section discuss current applied problems, software issues, specific consulting problems posed by members. Examples of other issues discussed - Problems associated with being an expert witness in a trial, How to determine appropriate fees for consulting clients, What are the benefits of becoming an Accredited Statistician.

10 ASA Member Benefits ASA members receive free online access to journals; discounts on meetings, courses, and workshops; and information about fellowships, awards, and scholarships Student Paper Competitions

11 Salary Information from Annual Salary Surveys

12 CAREERS

13 Since its inception, more than 400 employers have posted jobs on the ASA JobWeb. John Doe

14 JSM Career Placement Service The Joint Statistical Meetings Career Placement Service is an onsite recruiting facility for employers and job-seekers. Meet recruiters in person at JSM. Recent Employers

15 Amstat News Published monthly and online, Amstat News provides a list of professional opportunities. It also features salary reports and career advice articles throughout the year.

16 NETWORKING

17 The ASA Community an online setting in which professionals can connect with their peers, post questions, start discussions, and network

18 Meetings/Workshops The ASA sponsors meetings and workshops around the world. Chapters and sections also organize smaller meetings that focus on specific areas of research and application. JSM Student Mixer JSM Student Mixer

19 Conference on Statistical Practice brings together hundreds of data analysts, researchers and scientists, who engage in the application of statistics to solve real-world problems on a daily basis. Learn about the latest statistical methodologies and best practices in statistical design, analysis, programming and consulting. More information at /

20 WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR THE ASA? Should your profession be respected? Should statistical literacy be enhanced? Should decisions be evidence-based?

21 OUTREACH

22 Influence Public Policy Statisticians influence public policy by using congressional visits, letters, and board of directors statements to connect with policymakers and advocate on behalf of statisticians. Director of Science Policy Steve Pierson

23 ASA Elevates the Profile of Statisticians in Policymaking CLIMATE CHANGE - Evaluating information on how human activities affect the climate system FORENSIC SCIENCE - Reforming the methodology associated with “expert” witnesses in trials and bringing statistical principles into the validation of these techniques. ELECTION AUDITING - Preventing fraud vs preventing voting & limiting the risk of wrong electoral outcomes STATISTICAL LITERACY - Working actively to promote K-12 and undergraduate statistics education with policymakers NOMINATING STATISTICIANS – Encouraging the appointment of statisticians to federal advisory committees and panels

24 Volunteer Volunteer for an ASA committee, chapter, or section.

25 Outreach Groups Reach beyond the typical member by getting involved in the ASA’s outreach groups, such as the Caucus of Academic Representatives or the Directory of Minority Statisticians. Statistics Without Borders A volunteer, apolitical organization providing pro bono statistical consulting and assistance to organizations and government agencies in support of efforts to deal with international health issues.

26 MAKE a difference AND MAKE THE ASA association aninfluential “ ” JOIN THE ASA OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP

27 MEMBERSHIP IN THE ASA Regular – $165 Post-graduate – $55 Student – $17 Similar Organizations’ Annual Cost National Society of Professional Engineers – $220 American Economic Association – $70–$95 American Institute of CPAs – $200–$395 Click on Membership


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