The Data Analytics Club’s principal objective is to help students to comprehend big data concepts as an essential competitive resource and learn new computational methods through hands-on workshops and informational sessions.
Each industry generates and preserves large amounts of raw data from day-to-day operations. To keep ahead of the competition, many firms convert these large pools of data into useful information, which in turn increases productivity and quality of products and services. A McKinsey report stated that, “By 2018, the United States alone could face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts with the know-how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions.” Data analytic skills are resourceful to all students in the MA, MBA, and MSF programs.
"Data is the new science. Big Data holds the answers."
Events and Highlights
Being a new and uprising field, the main purpose of the club is to bring about a sense of subject understanding. The club has held information sessions as well as software workshops for SQL, Hadoop, Stata and Python, which provided an introduction to how these languages work.
This year, the club aims to make use of the student body's skills in data analytics through case competitions and workshops. The group will continue to hold information sessions with experts, alumni, and professionals in data and business analytics, with the goal of helping students find jobs and internships in those fields.