Mathematician and football enthusiast, Nicholas Miokovic, is aiming for an exciting career in sports statistics when he graduates from a Bachelor of Science (Statistics) at RMIT.
Bachelor of Science (Statistics)
It was evident my studies had prepared me well when I completed a three-month internship with Biarri Networks as a network designer, drawing up optic fibre cabling network plans for a number of clients.
From a young age I was interested in mathematics and pattern behaviour then as I grew older, this transferred into a curiosity for statistics and data analysis.
RMIT's dedicated statistics course was unmatched by any other university and the modern feel of the campus coupled with the city location played a big role in my decision.
Learning applicable techniques and information that can be used both professionally and in day-to-day situations has been a real highpoint of my studies. Computer programs available at RMIT have been useful in my development as a statistician and will be valuable in a professional environment.
It was evident my studies had prepared me well when I completed a three-month internship with Biarri Networks as a network designer, drawing up optic fibre cabling network plans for a number of clients. This opportunity provided a glimpse into the workplace; allowing me to speak with current employees and gain valuable guidance for my future career.
My advice to future students is to approach university with an open mind. At the start, some students feel out of their comfort zone, but when you embrace the culture and "uni life" you will find it easier to settle in.
My ideal career path would be to work in the exciting area of sports statistics – specifically with Champion Data. I have a strong interest in the AFL (Australian Football League) and I know there is a vast amount of sporting data that can be used to improve our understanding of the game and its athletes.