8.1 Careers Guidance, Events and Resources
What Do Statistics Graduates Do?
Graduates from the Department of Statistics enter a diverse range of careers. Many opt to work within the Financial Services sector with the Actuarial, Accounting and Investment Banking opportunities being particular favourites. These roles often involve the study for professional qualifications such as ACA, CIMA, CFA and the actuarial examinations. Other frequent career choices include eCommerce, Business and Industrial Consultancy, Operational Research, Marketing, Scientific Research, and Government. Statistics graduates develop a strong range of transferable skills including excellent numerical, problem-solving and analytical abilities. These along with your ability to communicate complex ideas effectively are highly sought after by employers.
A number of students decide to continue in academia, studying for either a Statistics related Masters or PhD. Alternative study routes have included the study of Management Science & Operational Research or the PGCE teaching qualification.
Making good career decisions involves thinking about your interests and values and also spending time researching possible occupations. If you would like to discuss your ideas or feel you need support with working through your options and developing ideas then please book an appointment with a Careers Consultant at https://warwick.ac.uk/services/careers. To contact Student Careers with general questions about support, events etc., please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Careers Information Resources
The Student Careers and Skills website gives you access to a range of information on career planning, job seeking, interview skills, and much more. Don’t forget to check out the vacancy database which provides access to hundreds of opportunities for work experience and internships, as well as graduate vacancies: https://warwick.ac.uk/services/careers/findingwork.
You can keep up to date with the latest careers news and events by joining the Warwick Statistics Careers Facebook Page.
An extensive programme of events including skills development workshops, presentations on particular sectors and mock interviews are available throughout the year.
Don’t miss the valuable opportunity to meet employers face to face – remember most of these events occur in weeks 1-7 of the autumn term as do many deadlines for summer programmes and graduate roles. Explore your options, compare organisations and find out what skills employers are looking for by visiting the Careers Fairs, employer presentations and alumni evenings. You will need to book online for most events as places are limited – go to https://www.warwick.ac.uk/services/careers.