Alumni in Action: Grace Heyne Lybrand

When Grace Heyne Lybrand ‘17 applied for admission to the MSA program, she was gaining exposure to the field of data science through her role as an analyst in a rotational program at financial services firm TIAA — her first professional step after completing a BS in Economics at Clemson Continue reading Alumni in Action: Grace Heyne Lybrand

Student Spotlight: Asurion Practicum Team

Twenty-four teams of NC State’s Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) students recently kicked off their eight-month practicum projects. Through these projects, sponsored by diverse organizations, students will use the analytical tools and techniques they’re learning in the classroom to develop solutions to their sponsors’ business problems. This month, we’d Continue reading Student Spotlight: Asurion Practicum Team

Alumni in Action: Sneha Raghavan

Meet Sneha Raghavan ‘17. Following her undergraduate career as an international relations major at The College of William and Mary, Raghavan began dabbling in data analysis as a research assistant for the Center for Strategic & International Studies and the Center for Global Development, both Washington, DC-based think tanks. She Continue reading Alumni in Action: Sneha Raghavan

Alumni in Action: Emily Burnett

Meet Emily (“Emmy”) Burnett ‘17. She entered the MSA program immediately following her undergraduate studies in statistics, business, and sociology at Rice University. Upon completion of the MSA, Burnett joined Red Hat in its Raleigh headquarters and is currently working as a Principal Business Data Scientist. We talked with Burnett Continue reading Alumni in Action: Emily Burnett

Alumni in Action: Jing Zhao

Meet Jing Zhao ’12. She entered the MSA program with bachelor’s degrees in advertising and English literature from China’s Harbin Institute of Technology, as well as a master’s in communication from NC State. Upon completion of the MSA, Zhao joined Deloitte’s Raleigh office, where she has built a successful career Continue reading Alumni in Action: Jing Zhao

Student Spotlight: Putnam Investments Practicum Team

With final presentations slated for the month of April, students in the NC State Master of Science in Analytics’ 23 practicum teams are now concentrating much of their energy on their eight-month-long projects sponsored by diverse organizations. This month, we’d like you to meet the Putnam Investments practicum team. Founded Continue reading Student Spotlight: Putnam Investments Practicum Team

Alumni in Action: Wes Ledebuhr

Wes Ledebuhr ‘14 is a Marketing Analytics Manager with Dish Network based out of Englewood, Colorado. Prior to attending NC State’s MS in Analytics program, Wes completed his undergraduate degree in mathematics at Michigan State University. He went on to become a high school mathematics teacher who was curious about Continue reading Alumni in Action: Wes Ledebuhr

Professional Perspectives

One benefit of being home to the nation’s first Master of Science in Analytics program is that NC State’s Institute for Advanced Analytics’ broad network of alumni and returning employers affords current students myriad opportunities to create professional connections. These connections, in tandem with a robust palette of dedicated career Continue reading Professional Perspectives

Alumni in Action: Connecting with Future Data Scientists

On January 19, NC State’s Institute for Advanced Analytics hosted its inaugural Exploring Data Science: A Symposium for Minority Students. The purpose of the Saturday event was to introduce those with a budding interest in data science to the ways in which today’s professionals use data to solve complex problems Continue reading Alumni in Action: Connecting with Future Data Scientists

Student Spotlight: The Home Depot Practicum Team

The NC State Master of Science in Analytics’ 23 teams of students are now more than halfway through their eight-month-long practicum projects sponsored by diverse organizations. This month, we’d like you to meet The Home Depot practicum team. Founded in 1978, The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement Continue reading Student Spotlight: The Home Depot Practicum Team

Student Spotlight: RMS Practicum Team

Twenty-three teams of NC State’s Master of Science in Analytics students are currently tackling their eight-month-long practicum projects sponsored by diverse organizations. This month, we’d like you to meet the  Revenue Management Solutions (RMS) practicum team. Founded in 1994, Tampa-based RMS supports a robust suite of flexible, data-driven solutions providing Continue reading Student Spotlight: RMS Practicum Team

Alumni in Action: Kevin Danchisko ’17

Kevin Danchisko ‘17 is a second-year Senior Associate at Ankura Consulting in Washington, D.C. Kevin learned about NC State’s MS in Analytics (MSA) program while conducting research for The Advisory Board, and became intrigued by the ways in which data could be used for process improvement. During his time as Continue reading Alumni in Action: Kevin Danchisko ’17