Internal Revenue Service
Mathematics, Tuskegee University
Statistician, providing statistical support.
"Take advantage of
internships and research programs to obtain hands-on
"Well when I actually got here, I realized that I didn't know as much as
thought I did. Especially about statistics. That's what I'm doing --
that's another branch of mathematics, I mean, I was a straight, a pure
mathematics major. I took a couple of statistics courses, but I didn't
know as much as I thought, you know, as much as I thought I should know.
So that's what's making me go back next fall and pursue a master's
"Communication skills are very important and I'm working on that every
day, and as we can see here, I really don't like speaking much in public
and at meetings and things like that. So communication skills -- I wish
I'd taken a technical writing course. And things like that, technical
writing, communications skills courses, public speaking courses, things
like that, you would have to do at work. Often -- very often."
"Well, there's so many options within academia, government, and industry
that my biggest thing to say to the sophomore, or college sophomore would
be to really take -- have as many internship opportunities -- internships,
research -- summer research programs, co-ops, anything you can use to get
hands-on experience, to know exactly what goes on in the workplace.
Experience is the best teacher and that's what I'd really like to say."
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