Careers in technology are increasingly popular due to the potential for competitive salaries and flexible schedules including the option to work remotely. But for people without a degree in computer science or a background in programming, jobs in the tech industry have seemed largely unattainable. Data Science for All is a program that provides pathways into the field for people from underrepresented groups.
What is Data Science for All?
Data Science for All (DS4A) is a free 14-week data analytics training program taught by industry professionals from top universities. All classes are virtual and live so that students can interact with instructors and with each other. Because it’s designed with students and working professionals in mind, classes are held on Saturdays. The program prepares participants for jobs in technology, finance, consulting, sales, marketing, engineering, research, product, and entrepreneurship. DS4A also connects students with mentors, job coaching, and career opportunities. Program graduates have landed jobs at companies like Target, Johnson & Johnson, and Amazon!
Who is eligible?
Eligible candidates include those who identify as Black, Latino/Latina, Hispanic, Native American, Asian, Pacific Islander, or LGBTQ+. The program is also open to military veterans, military spouses, and people with disabilities.
What skills will participants acquire?
Instructors will use real business scenarios and data to teach students skills that will prepare them for a career in data science. Topics covered in the program include:
- DATA TRANSFORMATION
- DATA INTERPRETATION AND VISUALIZATIONS
- EXPLORATORY DATA ANALYSIS
- DASHBOARDING WITH TABLEAU
- STATISTICAL FOUNDATIONS OF DATA
- HYPOTHESIS TESTING AND EXPERIMENTATION
- DATA-DRIVEN DECISION-MAKING
- LINEAR MODELING
How to apply:
When the application window opens, candidates can begin the process by visiting the website: https://www.correlation-one.com/data-science-for-all-empowerment
The two-step application process consists of a short (about 15 minutes) online application and an assessment that identifies your problem solving strategies. Those candidates selected to continue the application process based on their application and assessment, will be invited for a video interview. Join the mailing list to be notified when the application process for the next session will begin.
Written by Karla Stewart