3 quick tricks to get into the data science/analytics field

February 12, 2018
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(This article was originally published at Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science, and syndicated at StatsBlogs.)

John McCool writes:

Do you have advice getting into the data science/analytics field? I just graduated with a B.S. in environmental science and a statistics minor and am currently interning at a university. I enjoy working with datasets from sports to transportation and doing historical analysis and predictive modeling.

My quick advice is to avoid interning at a university as I think you’ll learn more by working in the so-called real world. If you work at a company and are doing analytics, try to do your best work, don’t just be satisfied with getting the job done, and if you’re lucky you’ll interact with enough people that you’ll find the ones who you like, who you can work with. You can also go to local tech meetups to stay exposed to new ideas.

But maybe my advice is terrible, I have no idea, so others should feel free to share your advice and experience in the comments.

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