At The Data Incubator we run a free eight-week Data Science Fellowship Program to help our Fellows land industry jobs. We love Fellows with diverse academic backgrounds that go beyond what companies traditionally think of when hiring Data Scientists. Anthony was a Fellow in our Winter 2017 cohort who landed a job with one of our hiring partners, Afiniti.
Tell us about your background. How did it set you up to be a great Data Scientist?
What do you think you got out of The Data Incubator?
I also felt that The Data Incubator gave me a number of excellent opportunities. It may seem frustrating at times, but the partners really do want to hire Fellows, and The Data Incubator’s salary and compensation ranges are very accurate (in my experience). I’m not sure I would have gotten the same response rate and offers if I hadn’t been applying through the fellowship.
What advice would you give to someone who is applying for The Data Incubator, particularly someone with your background?
When you’re applying to partners’ job posts, keep on them. I frequently had to pester the partners once or twice before they got back to me, but they almost always did. If they don’t, talk to the Partnerships team – they’re very helpful, and they have more leverage to get the partners moving again than you do.
What is your favorite thing you learned at The Data Incubator?
Could you tell us about your Data Incubator Capstone project?
How did you come up with the idea for the project?
What technologies did you use and what skills did you learn at TDI that you applied to the project?
Describe the business application for this project (how could a company use your work or your data)
And lastly, tell us about your new job!
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- Data Science Fellowship – a free, full-time, eight-week bootcamp program for PhD and master’s graduates looking to get hired as professional Data Scientists in New York City, Washington DC, San Francisco, and Boston.
- Hiring Data Scientists
- Corporate data science training
- Online data science courses: introductory part-time bootcamps – taught by our expert Data Scientists in residence, and based on our Fellowship curriculum – for busy professionals to boost their data science skills in their spare time.