Fall 2021 - STAT 180 E100

Career Development Seminar for Statistics and Actuarial Science (1)

Class Number: 5055

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 6:30 PM – 8:20 PM

  • Prerequisites:

    Enrollment in the Statistics or Actuarial Science major or honours program, or STAT 270 with a minimum grade of C-.



A seminar primarily for students undertaking a major or an honours program in Statistics. Visiting speakers share experience relevant to Statistics students and provide useful education and career advice.


Course Outline:

This seminar brings speakers from off-campus to speak to students about professional experiences and careers related to the practice of Statistics. The course is normally taken in the first semester of the student's undergraduate program.

Mode of Teaching:

  • Lecture: Synchronous
  • Tutorial: None.
  • Quizzes and Midterm: None
  • Final exam: None;


  • Attendance/Participation 30%
  • Reports 40%
  • Oral Presentation 30%


Evaluation is based on attendance at the seminars, participation in the seminars, and the submission of a brief report on each seminar.

Above grading is subject to change.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students with Disabilities:
Students requiring accommodations as a result of disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning 778-782-3112 or csdo@sfu.ca

Tutor Requests:
Students looking for a tutor should visit hhttps://www.sfu.ca/stat-actsci/all-students/other-resources/tutoring.html. We accept no responsibility for the consequences of any actions taken related to tutors.

Registrar Notes:


SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html


Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place.  Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.