What is the “Early Career & Student Statisticians Network”?
SSA’s Early Career & Student Statisticians Network (ECSSN) is Australia’s premier group dedicated to the needs of early career statisticians. The group’s aim is to provide a forum for networking and exchanging information for student and early career statisticians from around Australia and promote their interests to the broader community.
Who qualifies for the “Early Career & Student Statisticians Network”? To qualify as a “Early Career & Student Statistician” you either have to be studying statistics or have graduated in the last 5 years and work in a statistics related area. There are no age restrictions.
Where do Early Career & Student Statisticians come from?
Everywhere! Universities, technical institutes, federal and state government departments, research institutes, consultancies, companies… essentially, you can find early career and student statisticians scattered right throughout the community.
What does the ECSSN do?
The ECSSN creates many opportunities for students and early career statisticians to meet and mingle with peers and distinguished statisticians. It holds ECSS-specific events such as a biennial national Early Career & Student Statisticians Conference, special sessions and social events at Australian Statistical conferences, as well as state-based events: career nights, dinners, networking.
Who manages the ECSSN?
The ECSSN is headed by a Chair at the national level. For the 2020/2021 financial year, the Chair position is held by Janan Arslan.
The Chair’s main duties are to organise and coordinate Early Career & Student Statisticians' activities at the national level, and to represent the interests of Early Career & Student Statisticians at Central Council and Executive Committee meetings of the Society.
At the state level, each of the branches of the Statistical Society of Australia has a Early Career & Student Statisticians’ representative, who is responsible for coordinating activities at the branch level during the year. The current representatives are:
How can you get involved with the ECSSN?
Join the Statistical Society of Australia and contact your ECSSN branch representative. They will be thrilled to hear from you – especially if you have a good idea for a ECSS-event.
Student and early career members with SSA Membership can receive discounts and benefits from several organizations. Click here to see our list of Sponsors.
The ECSSN has launched its newly created magazine, Inferential Interests, as of February 2021. Run by ECSSs for ECSSs, the magazine is a creative outlet and an opportunity to improve your science communication skills, while additionally building up your career profile as a magazine writer/editor. If you are interested in joining our magazine team, please email our Chair.
Click here to view our magazine!
ECSSN Internship Network
We want to help you get started in your career. Click here to view opportunities for our ECSSs!
SSA ECSSN T-shirt
Our t-shirt, Great Australian Statisticians, designed by Ben Harrap, are available for purchase from Das T-Shirt Automat. All proceeds from t-shirt sales goes towards supporting ECSSs or funding ECSS-related events.
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