In a World of Algorithms, Data Analytics is King
On Wednesday, April 3, 2019, YU students with a keen interest in pursuing a career in data analytics heard from professionals working in the industry. How do you break into the field? Which industries offer the best opportunities for advancement? What’s the career outlook for data analysts over the next five years?
Answering these questions and more were six YU alumni who comprised the panel for “Careers in Data Analytics,” a Career Center event that drew an audience of more than 40 YU students majoring in business intelligence and marketing analytics as well as related disciplines.
Seasoned data professional Mark Zomick ’88YC kicked off the evening with an informative keynote on how recent college grads can successfully enter and effectively navigate what is considered one of the “hottest” areas in information technology.
Following the keynote was a lively exchange in which the program panelists, whose careers are focused on some aspect of business intelligence and data analytics, offered valuable insights on how to transition from the classroom to the workplace and lay the groundwork for a profitable career. In addition to Zomick, panelists included Arieh Levi ’16SB (CB Insights), Elliot Fruchter ’04SB (Wolters Kluwer), Sarah Nagar ’16S (JP Morgan Chase), Evan Koller ’07YC (Group M) and Daniel Weiss ’17YC (Gain Theory).
“Careers in Data Analytics” was the brainchild of Yoni Schwartz ’19SB, who also moderated Wednesday evening’s panel discussion. A senior majoring in business intelligence and marketing analytics, Schwartz approached the Career Center with his programming idea and worked closely with Matthew Garcia, assistant director of career development, in creating a tightly focused event delivering real-world guidance for budding data analysts. “I’m very excited to have worked with the Career Center in crafting a program that supports the goals of my peers and which will help us form the kind of connections that could lead us to the right job after graduation.”