Successful job placements in diverse fields continue for the
Jingang Miao, who earned his STJR master’s in 2010 and a PhD in
statistics in 2014 from Texas A&M, recently began working as a
quantitative analyst at Google. “I enjoy working with smart people
here and working on products that affect the lives of hundreds of
millions,” Jingang said. He wants to help Google keep refining its
products and services, as well continue
his research in statistics.
Jingang said his STJR training in writing concisely and clearly
helps him as he writes computer codes at Google. Jingang’s
communications skills also proved valuable in his previous job,
where he explained complex statistics to businesspeople.
Christina Sumners recently became communications coordinator
and brand journalist at the Texas A&M Health Science Center,
where she writes
news and features. “I hope to continue to improve my writing
and interviewing skills while learning more about the Health
Science Center,” Christina said.
After earning her STJR master’s in 2011, Christina worked as
communications specialist for the Texas A&M College of
Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM). There, she
continued to learn about science writing and more. “I learned so
much about the practical world of communications and public
relations,” she said.
Breaking into the professional world
who graduated in May 2015, now works as an editorial associate for
the University of Chicago Press. She assists with editing and with
using social media to promote books in the sciences and related
areas. “The University of Chicago Press is considered one of the
best academic presses to work for,” Gina said. “Working for them
will broaden my knowledge of book publishing.”
As an STJR student, Gina worked as teaching assistant and
proofreader for the CVM, did an internship at the Texas A&M
University Press, and was a freelance copyeditor. She said her
experience helped her break into professional editing. “I think I
got the job thanks to my outgoing personality, motivation to learn,
and—of course—my awesome hair,” she said.
Writing about veterinary medicine
STJR student Sara Carney recently became communications
specialist at the CVM, where she assists with press releases, news
stories, and features highlighting the college’s latest research.
Sara earned bachelor’s degrees in biomedical sciences and in
wildlife and fisheries sciences from Texas A&M. She said she
feels happy about her new job with the CVM. “I have always been
fascinated by veterinary medicine, and I’m specifically interested
in the CVM’s research and the
One Health Initiative,” she said.
As Sara finishes her STJR thesis, her new job adds to her experience in
science communication. She previously worked as a graduate
assistant at Texas A&M’s writing center and as communications
graduate assistant at the Texas Water Resource Institute, where she
wrote about Texas’ water, wildlife, and land.