2 year statistics students of Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, interact in weekly sessions as they share ideas and lean about scholarships, internships, future education and much more….
A) Studying Abroad
On June 29th 2017, Statistics alumni Madhuri Prabhakar and Madhurima Biswas who are set to go abroad for pursuing their academics, met the students and shared views on the opportunities available abroad.
B) Scholarships and summer internships
On 6th July 2017, one of the students Rashmi Raghunathan spoke about the various scholarships and internships currently available that help students gain experience.
C) Masters in India
On 14th July 2017, Anvi Kaushik, a student of 2nd year EMS spoke about all the reputed colleges in India which provide Masters in Statistics,Mathematics,Computer Science and Economics and on how to prepare for the entrance exams of these colleges.
D) Session 4 – Normal Distribution
The fourth session of ‘Discuss and Grow’ was headed by Dr.Lakshmi S K, the HOD, Department of Statistics, Mount Carmel College. The participants were shown a video on the normal distribution, which gave them an insight into the logic and concepts of normal distribution. Towards the end of the discussion, a quiz was conducted, where the students learnt a few tips and tricks to solve normal distribution questions without using normal tables.
E) Session 5-What do you want to do in life?
In the session of discuss and grow conducted on 7th September 2017, the students had a pep talk by Anita, who is an alumnus of Mount Carmel College. After her completion of B.Sc EMS she took a break to work with an NGO in Thailand, where she taught refugees from different war-torn countries. After coming back to India, she worked to educate the innermost rural areas of Arunachal Pradesh and Cochin.
She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Education from Christ University as a result of the experiences she had. She stressed on the importance of Statistics in every field, and especially how her knowledge in Statistics gives her an edge over others when it comes to research work and projects.Most importantly, she asked the students to follow their dreams and highlighted on the fact that the key to success is to have a clear picture of what you want to do in your life.