NC State is good at basketball, but it’s great at analytics! In the Institute’s version of “March Madness” it’s our Master of Science in Analytics students who come out big winners in the job placement tournament that culminates in March. The Class of 2018 is on a record-setting pace to become our eleventh consecutive cohort to top 90-percent employment by graduation, with 85-percent of the students already accepting offers of employment in the profession. The current average base salary on accepted offers is a record high $98,900. The dollar value of all offers garnered by the Class totals $28.7 million. Continue reading “March Madness 2018”
Master of Science in Analytics candidate Charles Sheets talks with Polly Mitchell-Guthrie about her life as a data science professional during a recent visit to the Institute. Director of Analytical Consulting Services at UNC Health Care and a member of the INFORMS Analytics Certification Board, Polly came to share information with the Class of 2018 about the INFORMS Certified Analytics Professional program.
The Institute’s Dr. Susan Simmons will host the American Statistical Association (ASA) Section on Risk Analysis Bernie Harris Memorial Symposium, May 10-11, 2018. This year’s Symposium will address the emerging challenges for risk analysis as it relates to a wide range of topics, including: the environment, the economy, national security, climate change, and health. The Symposium includes a line-up of distinguished speakers from the research community. Registration opens January 25th. Continue reading “ASA Symposium on Risk”
A new report published today offers insights into the professional status and career progression over the past decade of the Institute’s 650 alumni in the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) degree program. The Alumni Report documents the distribution of MSA graduates by organization, geography, and industry sector, as well as the incidence of employment promotions and transitions. Continue reading “New Alumni Report”
A warm heartfelt thank you goes out to the students in the MSA Class of 2018 who employed their organizing skills to deliver holiday cheer to young patients at WakeMed Children’s Hospital. Students generously raised over $1,500 in donations, and then went on a shopping spree to gather an assortment of gift items most in need for children in the hospital during the holiday season. Continue reading “Students Bring Holiday Cheer”
Our appreciation goes out to the data science recruiting team at Putnam Investments for visiting the Institute and meeting with our students, capping one of our busiest fall seasons for employer information sessions. The Institute opened its doors to over two dozen employers for gatherings during the fall semester. From Boston to Tampa, and clear across the country, employers flocked to the Institute to meet the 111-student cohort in our Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2018. And we are grateful to all of them for taking time from their busy schedules to share their passion for data analytics with our students. Continue reading “Putnam Caps Busy Fall Season”
The Institute welcomes applicants for the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2019, our 12th student cohort, which will begin studies next summer (June 2018). 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 for the Class of 2019”
Twenty-two student teams of Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) traveled to meet with their sponsors recently. Up and down the east coast from Massachusetts to Florida and as far west as Kansas and Texas, teams traveled to speak with executives, review business objectives, and to familiarize themselves with the sponsor organization and industry. The Class of 2018 brings the total number of practicum projects to 156 with 110 sponsors since the Institute’s inception in 2007. Continue reading “Practicum Team Kick-off Meetings”