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Wednesday, October 12, 2016
What is a Data Scientist?

David Drummond, a PhD in Physics, is now Director of Data Engineering at Insight Data Science.  The information session about Careers in Data Science included how he transitioned from his academic field to the field of a Data Scientist. Students who were present had lots of questions about this exciting and challenging field and how they can apply to the fellowships Insight Data Science offers.  If you missed the session, here are the presentation slides

We asked students what they learned and took away from this very informative session, and here are some of their answers:

"What resources I can access to help me with a data science career."

"Data Science is a very attractive area now, and I've heard of Insight program before.  I learned a lot about how to get prepared for a career transition to that area."

"What to do to prepare to apply to a data scientist job."

"A better understanding of what data scientists do and what the field is."