Annual Commencement Exercise

Friends and family members gathered today for the Institute’s commencement ceremony honoring 111 students in the Class of 2019. It was a joyful occasion and there was a great deal to celebrate. The Class of 2019 set new records as was one of the most sought-after by employers in the Institute’s decade-long history. Students averaged two job offers and garnered record-level base salaries just shy of $100,000. Continue reading “Annual Commencement Exercise”

March Madness

March Madness Yields $25 Million

$25 million—that’s the current tally on the dollar value of employment offers extended to the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2019 during the job placement period, fondly known around the Institute as “March Madness.” The Class of 2019 is on a record-setting pace to become our twelfth consecutive cohort to top 90-percent employment by graduation, with 85-percent of the students already accepting offers Continue reading “March Madness Yields $25 Million”

From Ballet Dancer to Data Analyst

Congratulations to Sarah Egan Warren on her award at the 14th annual Graduate Student Research Symposium held March 20. The symposium included poster presentations from more than 200 graduate students from NC State University. Students were nominated by Directors of Graduate Programs to participate. The posters were judged by faculty, and the top three posters from each category received recognition. Warren’s poster (“Former Ballet Dancers’ Transfer of 21st Century Skills to Careers as Data Analysts”) was awarded 3rd place for the College of Education where she is completing her PhD in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development. Continue reading “From Ballet Dancer to Data Analyst”

Grads Post University’s Highest Salaries

Graduates in the Master of Science in Analytics posted NC State’s highest average salaries upon graduation last May, in a ranking of academic units across campus compiled by the Office of Institutional Research and Planning. In the University’s first Future Plans Survey for Graduate Students, the Institute’s students ranked at the top among the nine colleges with an average reported salary of $101,454 (based on 110 students and a 99% response rate). This compares to an average reported salary of $69,067 for all masters Continue reading “Grads Post University’s Highest Salaries”

Practicum Team Kick-Off Meetings

Twenty-three student teams in the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) began meeting with their sponsors up and down the east coast from Massachusetts to Florida and into the Midwest. The teams spoke with executives to review business objectives and familiarize themselves with the sponsor organization. The Class of 2019 brings the total number of practicum projects to 180 with 120 sponsors since the Institute’s Continue reading “Practicum Team Kick-Off Meetings”

Aric LaBarr

LaBarr Appointed Associate Professor

The Institute is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Aric LaBarr as Teaching Associate Professor. Previously, Dr. LaBarr was Director and Senior Scientist at Elder Research, and was for several years earlier a member of the Institute’s faculty teaching classes in statistics, mathematics, and operations research. Dr. LaBarr, who holds degrees in economics and statistics from NC State, specializes in predictive modeling, advanced analytics, forecasting, and risk management. Continue reading “LaBarr Appointed Associate Professor”

Asurion Practicum

Practicum Sponsors Announced

The Institute is delighted to announce our practicum sponsors for the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2019. Student teams are tasked with projects from 24 sponsoring organizations. Among sponsors new this year are an impressive international line-up of major financial institutions, including Charlotte-based Bank of America, Zurich-based Credit Suisse, and Montreal-based RBC Royal Bank, as well as the biotech company, bioMérieux, based in Marcy-l’Étoile, France. Fifteen of the 24 sponsors are returning Continue reading “Practicum Sponsors Announced”