Professional Development

Professional Development

Professional Development is offered through the Professional Masters of Art in Statistics program. The resources provided throughout the program will help you prepare for a career in the field of statistics. Workshops will be run throughout the academic year to help you prepare for a career in statistics. Alumni will also be available to share their experiences in the program and help you gain insight into the industry.

Where Do I Start?

Step 1: Prepare


Once accepted to the program you will be asked to send your resume to the MA Program Coordinator for review. The MA Program Coordinator will give you feedback on areas to improve, how to avoid common mistakes, and what recruiters are looking for.

Useful Resume Tools Can Also be Found Below

UC Berkeley Career Center: Resume and Cover Letter Writing

UC Berkeley Career Center: Peer Advisor Drop-ins

Professional Networking

Set up a LinkedIn profile. "LinkedIn is the largest business-oriented networking website geared specifically towards professionals. It has over 500 million members, in over 200 countries." (LinkedIn, 2018)



Career Center's powerful recruiting platform for UC Berkeley students and alumni.

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Step 2: Search For A Career

Job Search Tips

1. Setup Job Alerts: Not only can you tailor the alert to the exact position you are looking for, but alerts will give you a real-time updates when new jobs are posted that might interest you. The early bird gets the worm and many postings wills close once a certain number of applications are met.

2. Read Everything: Don't judge a posting based on the title alone. By reading through the description you may discover that you're a prefect fit for what they are looking for.

Where to Look?

A career can be found in the most obvious place or in one you were least expecting. The list below should help you start your search.

  • LinkedIn
  • Google Jobs
  • Indeed


Step 3: Networking & Interviewing


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Research, Research, Research

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Step 4: Job Offers


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OPT (Optional Practical Training)

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Many of our former MA students are now in senior positions in industry and return to the department to recruit current students. The department’s Industrial Alliance Program also brings representatives of local firms to the department and creates recruitment opportunities for students. See the list below for more details on where our graduates are after completing the program.


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Where Do Our Graduates Work After Completing the Program?

See the list of companies that employ our graduates.
  • [24]7, Speech Scientist Intern
  • Acumen LLC, Data and Policy Analyst
  • AIG, Senior Risk Technical Expert
  • Aiooki USA Inc., Intern
  • Alibaba, Senior Risk Advisor
  • Amazon, Data Scientist
  • Amazon Web Services AI, Applied Scientist II
  • American Airlines, Analyst, Operations Planning & Performance
  • Amgen, Senior Associate Data Scientist
  • Arch Mortgage Insurance Company (Arch MI), Risk Analyst III
  • Banco de México, Deputy Manager, Financial Specialist, Risk Analyst
  • Bank of the West, Quantitative Analyst Senior, AVP
  • Blue Shield of California, Data Specialist
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, Economist
  • CBS Interactive, Business Intelligence Intern
  • Clover Health, Senior Data Scientist
  • Coursera, Data Scientist, Machine Learning
  • Customer Marketing Group, Analyst Intern
  • Deloitte, Analytics Advisory Consultant
  • Democracy Prep Public Schools, Data Fellow
  • Discover Financial Services, Associate
  • DNV GL, Analyst
  • Drawbridge Inc., Data Analyst
  • E&J Gallo Winery, Statistician
  • Encore Capital Group, Data Analyst
  • Facebook, Data Communications Research Associate Manager, Data Scientist
  • FICO®, Analytic Science - Scientist I, Lead Consultant
  • Fiddler Labs, Data Scientist
  • Fruition Sciences, Data Scientist


  • General Mills, Consumer Insight Data Scientist
  • Ghiradelli Chocolate Company, IT Business Analyst
  • Google, Quantitative Analyst
  • Grid Dynamics, Data Scientist
  • Houzz, Quantitative Analyst
  • HP Inc., RFQ Cost Analyst / Business Planning
  • IBM, Data Scientist & Software Developer
  • IBM China, Data Scientist
  • IBM DemandTec Solutions, Retail Modeling Statistician
  • IHiS (Integrated Health Information Systems), Systems Analyst
  • Jackson Lewis, Statistician
  • Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), Information Management Analyst
  • JP Morgan, Associate
  • JP Research, Inc., Research Analyst
  • Korea Institute of Finance, Intern
  • KPMG China, Consultant
  • LeanTaaS, Data Engineer
  • Leidos, Biostatistician I
  • LinkedIn, Senior Data Scientist
  • Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Postdoc
  • McKinsey & Company, Analyst
  • Microsoft, Data & Applied Scientist II, Software Engineer II
  • MITRE, Data Scientist
  • Moloco, Senior Data Scientist
  • Moffett.AI, Machine Learning Software Engineer
  • Natera, Data Scientist
  • Nielsen, Statistician


  • Palantir Technologies, Deployed Computational Engineer
  • PayPal, Risk Management Specialist, Senior Data Scientist
  • Pinterest, Product Analyst
  • Proctor & Gamble, Scientist
  • Quick Bridge Funding, Data Scientist
  • Schneider Electric & INRIA, PhD Student
  • Shanghai Rosefinch Investment & Development Center Partnership Ltd., Quantitative Analyst
  • Spotify, Data Scientist
  • State Farm, Life/Health Actuarial Analyst II
  • Ten-X, Data Scientist
  • TrueCar, Inc., Lead Product Analyst
  • Uber, Statistician
  • Verisk Analytics, Analytic Scientist
  • VigLink, Data Science Intern/Researcher
  • Virtual Pediatric Systems, LLC, Data Analyst
  • Visa, Sr. Data Scientist
  • Walmart, Data Analyst, Global People Analytics
  • Walmart eCommerce, Global Customer Insights and Analytics Intern
  • Waymo, Software Engineer
  • Wells Fargo, Senior Marketing Database Analyst
  • Wish, Risk Data Scientist

*Updated as of Summer 2021