MS in Data Science students benefit from a strong in-house career services program as well as access to the Career Services Center provided by the University. The in-house program is built by our faculty specifically for our students. We offer the following services and resources:
- Interview Skills and Career Workshops
All students are required to complete 10 hours of interview skills training outside of class time provided by the program. This includes a series of workshops that cover job search coaching, resume and cover letter preparation, technical interviewing, salary negotiation, and more. Each year, the program invites alumni to facilitate mock-interviews with current students to provide valuable practice and feedback.
- Faculty Support
Student teams meet weekly with a faculty mentor to discuss their practicum projects, and this also serves as time for career counseling, interview coaching and advice.
- Alumni Connections
In addition to mock-interviews with alumni in the spring, students have access to alumni support through a series of small-group lunches and other events throughout the year.
- Events and Networking Resources
Every spring, the MSDS program hosts recruiting events such as employer info sessions, on-campus interviews and screens, and site visits. Our weekly Seminar Series, biennial Data Institute Conference, and Data Institute certificate courses serve as additional networking opportunities.