Robert N. Rodriguez, senior director of statistical research and development at SAS Institute in Cary, North Carolina, spoke to the SAMSI postdoctoral fellows at a professional development luncheon today. Dr. Rodriguez is responsible for the development of statistical software, including SAS/STAT and SAS/QC software.
Rodriguez shared with the postdocs some tips about pursuing a career in industry. While many postdocs enter academia, several are also interested in careers in industry and government. It was extremely valuable to them to have a fresh perspective on what a career in industry is like.