[School-of-data] fw: Student visualization researchers wanted

Tom Roche Tom_Roche at pobox.com
Fri Apr 19 15:57:23 UTC 2013

North Carolina Common Sense is open to students from NC institutions,
both undergraduate and graduate: 

From: Steven Blaser [mailto:steven.blaser at gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2013 11:30 AM
Subject: RE: Student visualization researchers wanted
> We do accept both undergraduate and graduate students. One problem
> we have run into in the past is grad students trying to take control
> as the organization is completely student run. As long as any grad
> students are comfortable with that fact, we welcome them and
> constructive criticism to our organization!


> North Carolina Common Sense is a rapidly growing nonprofit
> organization centered around the ideas embodied by California Common
> Sense (cacs.org). Like our parent organization, we have the goals
> of:

> * Opening government finances to the public
> * Engaging citizens in data-driven discourse
> * Catalyzing a grassroots movement for better governance

> Our organization achieves these goals by producing data-driven
> visualizations and corresponding analysis articles and are looking
> to expand our organization.

> We are looking to expand our team by adding members qualified for
> the following two types of positions:

> * Student Policy Analysts: People who are interested in working as
>   data collectors to analyze data and write about it. Analysts may
>   choose the topic they would like to work on (see cacs.org for
>   examples).

> * Student Researchers: Ideal candidate will have excellent
>   econometrics and statistics knowledge including experience with
>   SAS, STATA, R or other advanced analytical statistical software.
>   We are seeking researchers who have a passion for data analysis
>   and collection along with modeling of sophisticated datasets
>   that represent spending and performance outcomes for state and
>   local governments. You will be collaborating on research
>   projects with Policy Analysts on a wide range of public policy
>   issues so familiarity with labor, healthcare, education
>   economics and bond markets is also a plus.

> If you are interested in joining the team, please email
> steven.blaser at gmail.com with a resume and cover letter giving a
> short explanation of why you want to join North Carolina Common
> Sense.

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