From Data Column, the MSA Student Blog, David Jordan writes: “As the title suggests, the MSA program is intense. There are projects, homeworks, and real-world practicum projects. Every aspect of the program is focused on “developing the world’s best data professionals,” as Dr. Rappa likes to say. However, this article isn’t about the program being intense, but rather it is about taking a break from the intensity, embarking on a journey, and ending up in tents.” Read more
This year’s Thanksgiving food drive organized by the MSA Class of 2017 contributed generously to our neighbors at the Centennial Middle School. Students donated 30 grocery bags filled with food to help celebrate the holiday for 30 families in need. Many thanks to all of our students and to Grace Heyne and DT Oliver for leading the effort. Continue reading “Students Organize Food Drive”
The Institute welcomes applicants for the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2018, our 11th student cohort, which will begin studies next summer (June 2017). The MSA is the nation’s longest running full-fledged master’s degree program in data science with an unparalleled track record for producing highly sought-after graduates. Applications are now being reviewed and the process will continue on a rolling basis, so it’s beneficial to apply early. Continue reading “Applying to Class of 2018”
Twenty-four teams of Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) students spread out across the country the past few weeks to kick-off practicum projects with their sponsors. From Boston to Orlando to Dallas, Texas, teams traveled to meet with executives to review business objectives and to familiarize themselves with the sponsor organization and industry. The MSA Class of 2017 brings the total number of practicum projects to 130 with over 100 sponsors since the Institute’s inception in 2007. The projects cover a wide spectrum of problem areas and industries. Continue reading “Practicum Team Kick-offs”
Now available, the Student Profile Book highlights 119 candidates enrolled in the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2017. The Institute invites you to learn more about our students. Prospective employers: please email us to receive a complimentary copy of the 2017 Resume Book when it becomes available December 1st, or call April Wilson, head of career services, at (919) 513-2979.
The Institute is delighted to announce the kick-off meeting for the new Raleigh Chapter of the Digital Analytics Association (DAA) the evening of October 20th. Hortonworks solutions engineer Dan Zaratsian (MSA Class of 2011) will be our guest speaker. Dan’s talk is entitled “Creating a Connected Digital Analytics Platform for Streaming Analytics Continue reading “Institute Hosts Meet-up – Oct. 20”
The Institute’s director, Dr. Michael Rappa, spoke to a large group of students and faculty today at Hofstra University, site of the upcoming first Presidential Debate in Hempstead, New York. In anticipation of the historic event Hofstra is hosting a series of discussions on hot topics including the transformational impact of Big Data analytics Continue reading “Debating Big Data”
The Institute’s autumn ritual of meet-ups with employers has begun. Employers will visit throughout the fall semester to introduce their organizations and to have an opportunity to meet with students in the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2017. The current line-up of employers who have scheduled a visit includes: Continue reading “Welcoming Employers”