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Science Career Talk: Computer Science, Statistics, and Data Science

Nov 25, 2021 10:30 AM to 11:55 AM

Registration Deadline: Nov 25, 2021 12:00 AM

Join the Faculty of Science as we welcome three alumni working in Computer Science and Data Science to share how they navigated their career path, job search, networking and more. A Q&A will follow the presentation so that you can make meaningful connections with scientists working in their field. 

Featuring:

Jayde Eustace: Data Scientist, Intact Data Lab (B.Sc. Pure Mathematics, M.Sc. Statistics)
Jayde completed a B.Sc. in Pure Mathematics and M.Sc. in Statistics at Memorial University. She has been working with data for 9 years. Jayde began her career in 2012 at the provincial government's Economics and Statistics Branch. She developed an interest in the growing field of data science and decided it was time for a career change. After 2 years as a business analyst with Johnson's Insurance, she was able to transfer to their Analytics Research and Development Team. Jayde currently works as a data scientist with Intact Data Lab, mainly building customer retention and pricing models for auto insurance.

Gillian Mensah: Software Developer, Verafin (B.Sc. Computer Science)
Gillian completed a B.Sc. in Computer Science at Memorial University. She has a keen interest in helping women become involved in the tech space. Her first move towards realizing that goal was to move from Ghana to St. John's to begin her educational journey at Memorial. Gillian's passion for coding landed her an internship at Verafin, which bloomed into her current full time position post-graduation. Gillian has also opened her own business (GetChildrenCoding), coached with GetCodingNL, and serves on her church's Media team. 

Brooke Snow: Software Developer, Celtx (B.Sc. Computer Science)
Brooke completed a B.Sc. in Computer Science, with minors in Business Administration and Mathematics, at Memorial University. After completing a 12 month internship as part of the Computer Industry Internship Option during her Bachelor's degree at Celtx, Brooke was hired for a full time position at the same company. Brooke is currently pursuing a Masters of Technology Management at Memorial University's Marine Institute. 

Important Notes:
This event is in-person and all Covid-19 Health and Safety Guidelines set out by Memorial University must be followed. It is located in the main lecture hall of the Bruneau Centre, IIC-2001. Masks must be worn by registrants for the entirety of the event. Pre-registration is required. Upon arrival, registrants will check in at the registration desk, show their VaxPass (or other proof of vaccination), ID (MUN ID preferred) and sanitize their hands before entering the lecture hall. All students should have completed the Covid-19 Awareness Training through Brightspace, read the Covid-19 Health and Safety Moment, and complete the Daily Self-Assessment before attending. 
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