Thursday, March 02, 2006

What jobs does a good data mining course land you?

I always love to hear from former students about the great jobs that they landed after graduating from the MBA program. It is especially great (and I must admit - surprising) when the data mining course they took at the Smith School was instrumental is getting that job.

Here's one of the more unusual stories (quoting from a former student's email):

"Just a couple weeks before completing the requirements of the program, thanks in no small part to what I learned [in the data mining course] ... I have accepted an offer for a dream job in the entertainment industry. Based on the analytical skills I cultivated through lessons on data modeling and analysis, and the analytical tools and techniques ... I have been selected by my company for a newly created position designed to help the nation’s largest concert promoter figure out how to optimize its booking strategy for major national tours. It’s about supplementing the intuition of industry experts and veterans with analytical insight, and introducing more method to the madness that characterizes the business side of Rock and Roll. Who said math and statistics isn’t cool?"

Any others out there with a cool story? Please post!
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