Quantitative Analysis Center

Life After the QAC

QAC alumni are known for going on to do great things. From research analysts to consultants, many alumni attribute their success to the skills they learned while working in the QAC. This year, we are proud to announce that all four of our senior tutors have solidified their post-graduation plans:




"After graduation, I will be working at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as a research analyst in the Money and Payment Studies function. I participated in the QAC Apprenticeship program in the summer after my sophomore year, which was my first exposure to real economic research, and through which I developed better quantitative analytical skills. The statistical and econometric knowledge I gained during the summer proved invaluable to my work as a research assistant for an Economics professor, with whom I am co-authoring a paper on attribution error in economic voting, as well as to my research for my senior thesis, which comprises two essays on macroeconomic topics. In addition to participating in the QAC Apprenticeship program, I have also served as a QAC tutor for the past two years, during which time I have worked with students across all the social science disciplines using programs such as Stata, SAS, and Eviews." -Rosa Hayes


"I began working with the QAC as a 2011 Summer Apprentice for the University Relations Department and began tutoring in Spring 2012. In the fall, I will begin the Post-Bachelor Fellowship at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in Seattle, in which I will be studying and developing methods of measuring global health outcomes. The way in which the QAC facilitates independent student research allowed me to develop my programming and analytic skills in an extremely productive way that I don't believe would have been possible outside of such a program." -Tim Wolock


"I was fortunate enough to attend the QAC summer program and become a tutor the following semester.  Next year, I will be joining Booz & Company as a consultant, working on their demand analytics team.  The QAC was my number one talking point in all of my job interviews and the company that hired me was both thrilled and pleasantly surprised that I had experience with both SAS and SPSS as an undergraduate.  In addition , I was able to do meaningful and rewarding research through the apprenticeship program." -Adam Jaskol



"I will be starting a doctoral program in sociology at the University of Wisconsin--Madison this fall. My experience with the QAC provided me with research experience in my areas of interest, allowing me to work with faculty members and giving me skills to do more independent work in my senior thesis." - Catherine Doren


"Next year, I will be enrolled in the BA/MA program as part of the Psychology Department, under Professor Lisa Dierker. In the program, I will be using advanced data mining and data visualization techniques to analyze survey data collected by Professor Justine Quijada in the Religion Department on attendees at shamanic ceremonies in Buryatia, Russia. The QAC has been integral to my college education by helping me develop skills to understand and interpret data that I can apply to any area of study in which I'm interested." -Eric Stephen