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Dr. Davis


From: Rotz, Wendy <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 10:46 AM
To: Linda J Davis
Subject: 2014 Internship with Grant Thornton
 

Hello

 

I’m looking for an intern for this Spring/Summer  - and a computational statistical student from George Mason would be ideal for this position.  I see by the university’s curriculum you teach survey sampling.  This would be a plus.   Would you know of any students that might be interested in this internship?  More information about the job is provided below.  I appreciate any recommendations you may have and/or forwarding the information to your students.

 

Grant Thornton is the 5th largest accounting firm in the United States. http://www.grantthornton.com/

 

We are starting a statistical practice to work across all of our service lines.  We are looking for a statistician to fill an intern position of 20-40 hours a week, starting as soon as feasible through the end of the summer. Workdays can be flexible to accommodate classes.  As our practice grows, we will be opening full time positions and our successful interns will receive first consideration for the full time openings.

 

The work will heavily involve statistical sampling and estimation – primarily in tax, as well as statistical calculations for economic modeling and evaluation work in litigation.  This first intern will be involved at ground zero building high quality, efficient computational tools, templates, and procedures that are easily leveraged for similar work.  He or she will gain experience in and be responsible for dozens of sampling and estimation calculations that are mostly stratified samples but could also include pps, multi-stage sampling, rare events, internal controls, discovery sampling, combinatorics/hypergeometric probabilities with complex sample designs, and both design and model based estimation methods.

 

Statistical challenges include designing samples and honing estimation techniques to improve precision out of ever smaller and smaller sample sizes.  Co-operatively deriving variance estimation methods for model based estimates from complex models and/or sample designs may be another area to challenge more advanced interns.

 

Daily activities may vary from consulting in teleconferences, calculations in SAS, writing complex ideas for the layperson, teaming to solve statistical problems on applied problems, as well as looking for and acting on marketing opportunities to further grow our practice.

 

Our office is on Connecticut Ave  - between the Dupont Circle and Farragut (West or North)  metro stops.

 

The ideal candidate will have a sound working knowledge of SAS as well as good oral and written communication skills.  A graduate or undergraduate class in sampling and estimation would be a plus, but not a necessity – as this may be learned with great repetition through the job experience.  A knowledge of tax or accounting is not expected; however, a knowledge of business or strong desire to learn statistical consulting in a business setting is needed to be successful in this position.

 

Interested students should call Wendy Rotz to inquire more about the job and send her a resume. (Contact info is below.)

 

 

Wendy Rotz | SFTS Director, Statistician

Grant Thornton LLP

1250 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 400 | Washington, DC | 20036 | United States

T +1 202 861 4150

E [log in to unmask] | W www.grantthornton.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wendy Rotz | SFTS Director, Statistician

Grant Thornton LLP

1250 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 400 | Washington, DC | 20036 | United States

T +1 202 861 4150

E [log in to unmask] | W www.grantthornton.com

 

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