The MSA International Student Experience: Conversation Club

The Institute for Advanced Analytics attracts aspiring data scientists from around the world, with nearly 20 percent of MSA alumni hailing from outside the United States. To better support this population, Kate Bagley, the Institute’s Assistant Head of Technical Communication, introduced Conversation Club at the start of the MSA Class Continue reading The MSA International Student Experience: Conversation Club

How to Ace Your First Hackathon–Tutorials in Python

Back in 2018, when I first learned about hackathons, I had never written a line of code in Python, let alone participated in coding events. While I was excited about solving data science problems, my lack of coding skills was a severe hindrance in achieving this feat. However, I was Continue reading How to Ace Your First Hackathon–Tutorials in Python

Student Spotlight: Fifth Third Bank Practicum Team

Three months into their eight-month practicum projects, students in NC State’s Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2020 are deep in the throes of data analysis, applying the techniques they are concurrently learning in the classroom to solve their sponsors’ business problems. In the coming weeks, they will Continue reading Student Spotlight: Fifth Third Bank Practicum Team

A HOWL-o-ween at the Institute for Advanced Analytics

Big dogs. Small dogs. Red dogs. Blue dogs. What better way to bring a group of IAA students together for a howling good time than raising money for the SPCA of Wake County? Along with fur balls of all sizes, the Volunteer Committee at the Institute for Advanced Analytics hosted Continue reading A HOWL-o-ween at the Institute for Advanced Analytics

Quick Steps to Making a Resume in Tableau

Looking for resources to further my learning in how to display data using Tableau, I stumbled across an interactive resume concept. Creating a resume in Tableau is billed as a great way to showcase your Tableau skills and your experience. This medium allows for more creativity and freedom in how Continue reading Quick Steps to Making a Resume in Tableau

Success through Diverse Backgrounds

As a recent graduate with a statistics degree and a background in programming, the Institute for Advanced Analytics program was the quintessential fit for the next chapter in my life. However, one aspect of the Institute surprised me: the IAA accepted and admitted students from a vast array of academic Continue reading Success through Diverse Backgrounds