Students Bring Holiday Cheer

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”

Putnam Caps Busy Fall Season

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”

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Applying for the Class of 2019

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”

Practicum Team Kick-off Meetings

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”

Hats off to the Astros!

Congratulations to our friends at the Houston Astros on winning the 2017 World Series of Major League Baseball — what a terrific year for the team and their loyal fans in Houston and beyond! The Institute is very grateful to the Astros organization for providing projects for our students to work on as part of the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) practicum learning experience. Special thanks to Continue reading “Hats off to the Astros!”

Student Profile Book

Now available, the Student Profile Book highlights over 100 candidates enrolled in the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2018. The Institute invites you to learn more about our students. Prospective employers: please email us to receive a complimentary copy of the Profile Book and the 2018 Resume Book when it becomes available December 1st, or call April Wilson, head of career services, at (919) 513-2979.

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Rules of Engagement

For the sixth year, business coach and speaker Mary Crane spent a day at the Institute, helping Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) students polish their professionalism. Crane’s visit with the class of 2018 commenced with her dynamic seminar, ‘The Rules of Engagement’ — or what some people call proper business etiquette. She shared stories and lessons learned to illustrate the rules that guide professionals Continue reading “Rules of Engagement”

Practicum Sponsors Announced

The Institute is delighted to announce the sponsors of the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2018 practicum team projects. This year 22 student teams are tasked with projects from 22 sponsoring organizations. New sponsors include the Institute’s first projects with Nashville-based Asurion, Duke Health, General Motors, and several others. Represented on this year’s list are major financial institutions, retailers, insurers, health providers, and technology enterprises. Sponsors hail from eleven states from across the U.S. Continue reading “Practicum Sponsors Announced”