This paper is from Session 3C: Mentoring of graduate students
which comes under Topic 3: Statistics education at the post-secondary level Full topic list
(Thursday 6th, 16:00-18:00)
Mentoring in the final project of a Bachelor in Statistics
AbstractIn many degrees it is requested that students should do a final project under the guidance of a professor at the final stage of the bachelor’s program. This is the case of the bachelor program in statistics (Licenciatura en Estadística) of the School of Statistics of the National University of Rosario, Argentina. In fact, the lecturer in charge of guiding the students is not only the advisor but also the mentor, because in many cases the project consists of solving not only an academic problem but also a real-life problem with up-to-date methodologies. Therefore, the professor should help the student deal with situations that would arise in his or her professional life.