Career Events

Shaping a data literate workforce is critical to our efforts at NCDS. Through two signature events, our Fall Career Panel and the Spring Career Networking Event, we provide job and internship seekers with pathways to find opportunities that inspire and challenge. We offer learning opportunities online throughout the year to bolster these efforts. We hope to see you at our next event.

From time to time, programs and workshops that are pushing the needle forward in data literacy come to our attention. We do not hesitate to provide support through a variety of channels, ranging from promotion and planning to cash sponsorship. A common element for these opportunities is that something beyond the life of the event is developed as a result of our participation.

Analyzing Data Science Careers
Fall Career Panel

The NCDS hosts an annual career panel where data science professionals provide insight into what it takes to capture the attention of top recruiters in data science and data analytics. Our panelists often represent a variety of career stages and come ready to discuss what it takes to set yourself apart as you launch your career search. We strive to host panelists that represent diverse industries and career paths to provide attendees with a wide swath of options to consider. Recent panelists have represented companies such as Google, IQVIA, Bain and Co, Wake County, SAS, Advance Auto, RTI, UNC Healthcare, Amazon, and Twitter Cortex.

We began hosting our Fall Career Panel online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then we have experienced exponential growth in student attendance at the event. Registrants have attended from 22 states and two U.S. territories, as well as Canada, India, and Germany. Majors represented include: Data Science, Statistics, Statistics and Analytics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Biostatistics.

From Outlier to Insider
Spring Networking Event

The NCDS hosts an annual networking event for students interested in careers in analytics and data science. Attendees have the opportunity for one-on-one conversations with employers seeking their skill set, project experience, and motivation to drive innovation in data science and data analytics. Employers who attend the networking event will have the chance to interact with and potentially recruit top-tier analytics and data science talent.

Our spring networking event moved online during the pandemic, and drew attendees from across the country. While we are still determining the best venue in 2023, we look forward to connecting students with companies who are driving data science innovation forward.

Over the last several years, companies represented have included Volvo Financial, Medical University of South Carolina, CISCO, Noonum, Brandeis University, SAS, Catalog DNA, and LexisNexis.