This summer, Yunlei, a Ph.D. student from the GeoDS lab, was selected for a Data Science Fellowship program provided by Correlation One. It is a unique fellowship program designed for Ph.D./Master’s students looking to transition from academia into data science roles with a 5% acceptance rate of over 6,000 global applicants. Here she shares her experience with this valuable educational opportunity:
Through the 7-week program, I was involved in various formats of Data Science learning. Every Saturday, I attended online lectures built on real-world cases and delivered by lecturers from universities like Carnegie Mellon, Duke, & Columbia. We learned skills such as exploratory data analysis (EDA), SQL basics, and statistical testing. I also had the opportunity to connect with an assigned mentor from the industry, and career success coaches to improve professional development. Most importantly, I collaborated with a team of 6 with various backgrounds to develop a capstone project using machine learning and data science skills we learned through the lectures.
I greatly appreciate this opportunity to learn from people who are passionate and enthusiastic about data and to expand my network. If you are interested, here is the link to the program: https://www.correlation-one.com/data-science-for-all-women