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How Top Universities Teach Data Science

Key Takeaways:
  • Learn about the skill requirements for common data roles like data analyst and data scientist.
  • Learn the secrets to getting your first job in data.
  • Understand how to develop a learning plan to achieve your goals.
Thursday January 25, 11AM ET
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Learning data skills is rewarding and can lead to your dream job. The tricky part is that there are a lot of possible data skills to learn and a lot of possible data careers. It can be hard to know how to work towards career success.

In this session you'll learn from leaders at top universities what the essential data skills are for common data roles like data analyst and data scientist, along with essential insights into how to get a data career.

Presenter Bio

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Joel SokolHarold E. Smalley Professor and Director, Master of Science in Analytics, at Georgia Institute of Technology

Joel is the Harold E. Smalley Professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech, and Director of the interdisciplinary Master of Science in Analytics degree.

He is a sports analytics researcher, and is noted for his predictive modeling of the NCAA basketball tournament. Joel's teaching and curriculum development has won recognition from the Institute of International Education and National Academy of Engineering.

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Joe DeryDean of Data Analytics, Computer Science, & SW at Western Governors University

Joe is a Vice President at WGU, and leads the Data Analytics, Computer Science, & Software Engineering departments in the College of IT.

He is a digital transformation expert and has a background in statistical modeling, marketing, and decision intelligence. Joe was previously Senior Director of Digital Solutions at Dell Technologies and led Data Science teams across Dell’s Sales, Finance, and Supply Chain organizations.

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