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商业心态,令人信服的叙述帮助AG体育学生脱颖而​​出的数据库科学家

At a Recent Networking Event for the Business Intelligence & Analytics Program, Employers Were Impressed by 学生研究 Projects That Used Data Analytics to Solve Real Business Problems

Students in the AG体育 Business Intelligence and Analytics program showcase their research projects to industry and academic attendees at a recent networking event.
Students in the Business Intelligence & Analytics program at AG体育 learn to apply their data science skills to real-world problems. A recent networking event showcased for potential employers how these skills can create value for businesses.

当AG体育介绍了它的硕士 Business Intelligence & Analytics 近八年前,这是该国的第一个课程之一。

虽然其他大学被抓住了,但是来自的学生 商学院 继续引起了解将数据科学技术应用于业务问题的价值的雇主的关注。

Eric Hodge, right, handles cybersecurity for Pearson and said the research being done by AG体育 BI&A students is "what the future is all about."

“The market is very competitive, but there is still a need for creative data scientists who approach problems with the business use case in mind,” said Salman Sigari M.S. ’16, an alumnus of the BI&A program who now works as a senior data scientist at Conduent. 

Sigari was among the more than 100 attendees at a recent BI&A networking event, where current students had the opportunity to showcase their research projects for recruiters and other industry professionals. Fifteen companies — including Conduent, UBS and Pearson — also conducted on-site interviews.

埃里克·霍奇是Pearson的IT审计经理表示,他来到活动寻找潜在的实习生,但也发现了对数据分析的潜在应用程序的新见解。

“看看这些学生一直在努力,”这是非常令人印象深刻的,“他说。 “与他们谈论他们的项目并看到不同的方式可以克里修复,以调查各种主题领域,这就是未来的全部。”

追求数据科学的肮脏工作

Research projects in the BI&A program offer students a chance to apply what they’ve learned to business problems. 更多 than just a bullet on a résumé, these projects show potential employers how well a student’s classroom lessons translate to real-world scenarios. Wangming (Mike) Situ M.S. ’17 even brought his BI&A research project poster on a job interview at Millennium Management, which ultimately 帮助他作为数据工程师获得雇用.

“仍然需要创造性的数据科学家,他们考虑到商业用例问题。”

Salman Sigari M.S. '16,高级数据科学家,融资

“AG体育对企业领域知识和技术的重点是非常独特的 - 一种真正准备你成功的组合,”他说。 “数据工程不仅仅是编码 - 它正在批判性地思考你的数据,并有目的地与超出预期的解决方案工作。” 

在网络活动,这种情绪在Elninox Factness的数据分析副总裁Elliott Cordo被呼应,突出了“追求肮脏工作”的重要性。

“狭隘地侧重于试图预测某些东西是不够的,因为这只是冰山一角,”他说。 “这些实际上获得数据的学生,清洁它,与之合作 - 这些是我发现最引人注目的项目。”

将数据驱动的洞察力连接到企业范围的目标

Corporate interest in these BI&A networking events has grown as companies look for new ways to innovate using data. 

作为剩下的Elliott Cordo的数据分析副总裁Elliott Cordo,对AG体育学生印象最深刻的印象,他们在收集,清洁和创造性地利用他们的研究项目的数据时达到额外的英里。

“Ten years ago, people looked at data as an input into an analytic process; today, we look at data as an asset,” said Vimal Vel, who most recently served as vice president and global head of master data solutions at Dun & Bradstreet.

对于VEL,事件可以帮助他保持最新的数据科学趋势和新兴技术,以及“业界的词汇变化方式。”与潜在的求职者讨论他们的项目也允许他在行动中看到他们的演示技巧。

“能够在你的研究周围建立叙述是非常重要的,”韦尔斯说。 “你需要阐明你所开放的东西,你所学到的东西以及你如何到达那里,这就是我在活动中的学生所听到的。”

一名成员 BI&A program’s board of advisors乔尔斯波德知道课外重点是有效沟通的想法如何帮助史蒂文学生分辨自己。 

“在雷诺蒂夫的研究和数据科学总监Sebold表示,”数据科学领域“存在巨大的竞争,”瑞森路透社的财务和风险ARM。 “但更多的角色将需要这些数据科学技能,管理层需要知道如何谈论数据科学并使用它。它不再仅限于数据科学家,这就是为什么它仍然是最好的地方。“

M.S. in Business Intelligence & Analytics 毕业生商业计划 商学院