How my degree helps me to work as a data scientist
26 May 2022, 16:30 - 18:00
As the increasing use of data transforms many industries, one of the main challenges businesses now face is addressing the significant skills gap that exists in the field of data science. At the same time, students struggle to know which skills they should prioritise and develop in order to be competitive as they take their first career steps.
This Careers in Data Science event will explore how the skills and experience from data science degrees translate into industry roles and which skills are the most useful to have at entry-level.
Our guest is a recent LSE graduate working as a Data Scientist at the Greater London Authority who will share insights that would have been helpful during her studies. Our guest will also share experiences of applying for entry-level roles and thoughts on which skills from her degree have been key for entering a data science role as a graduate.
The opportunity to gain such advantageous insight makes this makes the event unmissable for any LSE student interested in pursuing a career in data science.
These in-person events are held in a relaxed atmosphere with refreshments provided. Students are encouraged to make use of this invaluable networking opportunity and continue conversations after the session.
Tabtim is a Data Scientist (and alumna of MSc Applied Social Data Science) working at the Greater London Authority. Her work focuses on analysing datasets to inform the development of policy and service delivery through the GLA and stakeholders.
She is currently on the Data Science programme with the ONS working to develop an algorithm predicting high streets at risk in London.