Analytics in the Arts: An Interview with Danielle Suh

“…data exists in a specific context and there are so many other factors involved, so a large part of what we do is making sure that all of those things are accounted for. Especially because we’re talking about an art form, it’s not just a sterile “this is what the Continue reading Analytics in the Arts: An Interview with Danielle Suh

Intramural Softball Winners 2019

Proc Home; Run; The MSA intramural sports teams were able to claim another championship with the softball team, Proc Home; Run;, completing a perfect season and winning the league pennant. The road to victory was not smooth sailing for the team, as they had to face the only other undefeated Continue reading Intramural Softball Winners 2019

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

Book review of Weapons of Math Destruction

As budding data scientists and analytic professionals, we’ve immersed ourselves in the IAA curriculum to develop both our technical and soft skills. We’ve learned that conducting analytics is meaningless without some way to gain insights or inform decisions. In practice, analytics requires a blend of understanding the technical underpinnings and Continue reading Book review of Weapons of Math Destruction

The Value of a Music Degree

Overheard while coaching youth orchestra rehearsal: “I want to major in music, but my parents said I’ll never get a job and it’s a waste of time.” A group of high schoolers nodded in agreement, acknowledging the perceived disconnect between following your passion and someday leading a successful life. As Continue reading The Value of a Music Degree

How to Start Programming: Automating a Cover Letter

Solving the simple problems can be the most fun When starting my first job for Bloomberg LP in September 2015, I had to undergo 2 weeks of training on the Bloomberg Terminal, finance, and the internal systems of  the company. I learned about the people, the job and, most notably, Continue reading How to Start Programming: Automating a Cover Letter

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

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

Thanksgiving Food Drive

It is no surprise that when you get a group of highly intelligent students together, most tasks turn into a competition. And for a group of aspiring data scientists, that competition comes down to numbers! This month, our Blue and Orange cohorts competed against one another to donate as many Continue reading Thanksgiving Food Drive

Sports Analytics: An Interview with Sig Mejdal

“…capabilities and expertise in tools such as SQL, R, and Python. Pragmatic skills are important as well because we want not just dreamers but people who can get projects done by a deadline. Human and social skills are also important. You must work with people who are foreign to you, Continue reading Sports Analytics: An Interview with Sig Mejdal

Applying to MSA program

The Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) at NC State is one of the country’s most elite graduate data science programs. If you’re skeptical, check out the MSA’s job placement ratings and the accompanying salaries. Being one of the premier data science institutions, the competition to get into the program Continue reading Applying to MSA program