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Let's Come Together on Data Science
All Analytics (2012)
  • Jennifer L. Priestley, Kennesaw State University
Abstract
We've all read the articles and blogs. Many of us have experienced the issues directly -- the demand for deep analytical skills is outpacing the supply. As evidence of this, in a period of economic slowdown, where we read that 50 percent of college graduates can't get a job, college graduates with degrees remotely aligned with applied analytics have multiple offers in advance of graduation. Academic training in applied (versus theoretical) statistics is helpful -- and mitigates some of this talent gap at the entry level. Nonetheless, we all know it's insufficient to meet the growing demand for what we now know as the data scientist. A scan of offerings at universities across the country shows that none will result in a single degree program in data science. As a professor, I can see at least three reasons why this is so.
Keywords
  • universities,
  • analytics
Publication Date
October 25, 2012
Citation Information
Jennifer L. Priestley. "Let's Come Together on Data Science" All Analytics (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jennifer_priestley/18/