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Alum Zoom: Five Career Questions with Mike Jenista, Ph.D.’10, Senior Analytics Software Tester, SAS Institute

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
11:00 am to 11:30 am

As part of a series of short, focused career conversations with former Duke Ph.D. students and postdocs, we'll feature Mike Jenista, Ph.D. '10 (Mathematics), Senior Analytics Software Tester at SAS Institute. He began his career at SAS as a Junior Software Tester and was promoted to his current position in 2018.

5 Questions:
1.  Can you tell us about your background?
2.  How did you get your job?
3.  What's a typical day like at your organization (pre- and post-COVID)?
4.  What can postdocs and students who would like to work in this field (or explore it further) do to prepare?
5.  What is the employment outlook for this field, given the COVID crisis? (please note that the answer to this question may be "we don't know yet")

This event is open to Graduate School students, postdocs, professional students served by the Duke Career Center, and Graduate School alumni within five years of graduation. A link with Zoom meeting details will be sent to confirmed registrants. The Alum Zooms Series is sponsored by The Graduate School, the Duke Office of Postdoctoral Services, and the Duke Career Center. Questions? Contact The Graduate School's professional development team at

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Event Category

  • Professional Development
  • Professional Adaptability
  • Careers Beyond Academia