Career Services, Institute Style

Over the past five months, MSA students have regularly engaged with industry representatives as part of a speaker series course. More than 40 companies visited the Institute to teach students how their teams use data analytics. Many MSA alumni have returned to the Institute with their employers to lead these Continue reading Career Services, Institute Style

Building a Collaborative Filtering Recommendation Engine

While preparing for the SAS Business Analyst certification, Jiin and I were discussing a side project that we could complete during the winter break. We decided to build a movie recommendation engine for two reasons. First, neither of us had experience in this area, and second, this project would help Continue reading Building a Collaborative Filtering Recommendation Engine

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

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