Getting the most from your Data Science Masters Program

Enrolling in a master's degree program in data science or business analytics is no small feat. It takes a lot of time, determination, and money. It can all be worth it as a more fulfilling and higher paying job might be in your future. However, just earning the degree does not guarantee a job in … Continue reading Getting the most from your Data Science Masters Program

A Data Science Curriculum

This is not intended to be mapped to a set of college courses. It is intended to be a listing of necessary skills for a data scientist. For a definition of data scientist, see this previous post. Mathematics Calculus - not directly important to data science, but the knowledge is important to understand the statistics … Continue reading A Data Science Curriculum

Tell Someone About Data Science

Please spread the word about why data science is important. If you are excited, others will be too. If you are not sure what to say, here is a list of possible topics. What can you tell people about data science? Calculate Insurance Premiums Find a Date - OKCupid Cure Cancer, Diabetes, AIDS, or other … Continue reading Tell Someone About Data Science

STEM Graduates Quit Because The Material Is Difficult

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Due to the difficulty of STEM degrees, it appears many students abandon the degrees in college. While this fact is not surprising, it is still concerning. Our country and world need more good people with STEM skills. A STEM degree is not essential to becoming a data … Continue reading STEM Graduates Quit Because The Material Is Difficult

Do You Need College To Be A Data Scientist?

With some of the top tech entrepreneurs in the U.S. either dropping out of college or not attending, there is some debate about whether college is the right choice or not. This post will focus on college for data science. However, for college in general, if you know what you want to study, then college … Continue reading Do You Need College To Be A Data Scientist?

Colleges with Data Science Degrees

Colleges and Universities are slowly starting to notice the demand for employees with data science skills. Most of the programs are not named data science, but they all focus on producing data people. Below are a couple of the programs I have noticed so far. As of September 2014, a new list with sorting and … Continue reading Colleges with Data Science Degrees