Data Science and Business Analytics are red-hot in the business world -- there are definitely more jobs than there are qualified people. Is this the right field for you? How do you find a job in this field? More importantly, how do you build a lasting career in analytics? I'll be addressing these questions in a new course I'm developing to be held in late March.
Here is the tentative outline of the one-day seminar. Please let me know if you have any suggestions. There is still time to change the contents.
Also, on my sister blog, I'm announcing the next installment of my data visualization workshop.
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
CAREERS IN DATA SCIENCE AND BUSINESS ANALYTICS
A One-day Seminar, Mar 28, 2015 (Saturday), New York City
By Kaiser Fung
Data Science and Business Analytics have seen tremendous growth in the last few years, and there is fierce competition for the best talent. Numerous academic programs have sprung up, and many workers are making a career transition. The job market, while vibrant, is confusing because the field is fast evolving, and because the field encompasses different job types and career paths. The goal of this seminar is to help students develop a plan for finding a job in Data Science and/or Business Analytics, and building a lasting career in this field.
Specific objectives include: understanding the nature of the job, and the state of the job market; determining whether the job is right for you; creating a networking strategy; improving your resume; developing your pitch; making the decision to invest in further education, and building a lasting career.
The seminar is divided into four sessions. Interaction is encouraged throughout the day. Students complete hands-on exercises, especially in the third session; and receive handouts on tips and resources.