Success Stories

Mathematics & Statistics Department

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Graduates of our Masters program have many job opportunities and many go on to PhD programs.

We keep in touch with our graduates and love to hear about their new jobs and education advancements. If you have a success story you would would like to share, please send it to

Where are they now?

 2016-2017 Graduates

adjunct instructor at Dunwoody in Minneapolis Joseph Kell
Working at Apple Inc. in Austin, Texas as a data analyst for their maps software Matej Kroc
PhD program at Virginia Tech Yujiong Liu
signal processing systems engineer II for Raytheon missile systems in Tucson, AZ Michael McKeown
PhD program in Mechanical Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Neng Wan
PhD program at Stevens Institute of Technology Xiangpeng Wan

2015-2016 Graduates

PhD program in Statistics at Iowa State University Xinyue Chang
Masters program in Computer Science at UMD Vaclav Hasenohrl

2014-2015 Graduates

Reporter for Bloomberg News in New York John Fahnenstiel
PhD program at University of Oregon Ying Liu
PhD program in Mathematics at Utah State Ian McGahan
Systems Engineer at Black River Systems Company Evan Oman
Upper School Math Teacher at Ursuline Academy of Wilmington Andrew Schneider
Ph.D program University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC Inne Singgih
PhD Finance, University of Oregon Yi Xiao
PhD in statistics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Walton Yin
Analyst, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN Levi Pederson

2013-2014 Graduates

University of Deleware, PhD program in Financial Services in Analytics 1 graduate
University of Arizona, PhD program in Finance Xiao Li
University of Miami, PhD program in Mathematics Ondrej Zjevik
University of CA Riverside, PhD program in Statistics Wenchuan Guo
Lexis Nexis, Software Programmer 2 1 graduate
University of Wisconsin Madison, PhD program in Computer Sciences Zhaobin Kuang
Entrepreneur, Business Owner Michael Lillegard
Target Corporation, Marketing Data Analyst Katie Borchert
UMD Institute of Research, Data Analyst 1 graduate

2012-2013 Graduates

Texas Tech University, PhD program in Finance Xianwu Zhang
Statistical Programming, Amgen Inc Fang Yuan
Quality Improvement Data Analyst, Essentia Health, Duluth Marie Helbach
Financial Analyst I, ALLETE, Inc., Duluth Lori Ann Schoenhard
IUPUI, PhD program in Biostatistics 1 graduate
University of MN TC, PhD program in Electrical Engineering Xingguo Li
University of MN TC, PhD program in Statistics 1 graduate
University of West Bohemia, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Czech Republic; 2nd Masters in Mathematics Jana Hurkova
Statistical Research Coordinator, University of Florida Children's Oncology Group 1 graduate