I just completed campus interviews for the fifth consecutive year. It was a lot of work meeting with over 30 candidates from three top universities over a two week period. But it's a labor of love that will hopefully help entice several top graduates to join OpenBI.

Two of the candidates I met were double majors in statistics and economics, both of which are pertinent for BI. So a natural question for me to ask was on the difference between statistics and econometrics, the statistical science supporting economics. The answers the students gave were pretty good, observing that econometrics was focused on regression models for time series-like observational data, while statistics revolved more on sampling and the conduct of experiments.

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