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Host a Talk

Discover ways to engage with and recruit students by participating in events such as employer information sessions, industry talks and guest lectures. Contact Us to book a time or find out more.

Industry Talk

One way to engage with Master of Data Science students and alumni is to give a one-hour presentation or talk.  If your company is currently recruiting you could give an “Employer Recruitment talk” where you can provide information about your company and the job opportunities that are available.

Recruitment Talk

We also welcome employers who want to build a company presence or who are interested in providing an educational talk to our students and alumni.  These “Employer Industry talks” are more informative in nature and can range from giving students a perspective of a day in the life of a Data Scientist, company projects, industry information or an educational presentation on a data science topic or skill.

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Past Talks

Numerous organizations such as EA Sports, Services Canada, Spare Labs and Teck Resources have dropped by and given talks to our MDS Vancouver students.

Indeed Employer event

Indeed

May 21 / 2021

We welcomed Tony Hui, Technical Product Manager at Indeed, who gave a talk entitled “Democratized Analytics at Indeed: How data drives every decision at Indeed”. Indeed is one of this year’s MDS Computational Linguistics’ capstone partners.

Scott Mackie - Amazon event

Amazon

May 14 / 2021

We kicked off our MDS Capstone Seminar Series with Scott Mackie, Language Engineer with Amazon. Scott gave a summary of how Alexa’s Natural Language Understanding system works and described what a language engineer at Amazon does.

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Microsoft

Apr 23 / 2021

We welcomed Maya Miller-Vedam, Senior Data Scientist, with the D365 Connected Reality team Microsoft. Maya talked about what is mixed reality to our MDS students as well as what a data scientist does on Microsoft’s Mixed Reality product team.

Siobhan - Lululemon employer event

Lululemon

Apr 19 / 2021

MDS Vancouver Alumna (Class of 2018), Siobhan McCarter, talked to MDS students about her unusual path from Arctic geography to lululemon, where she is a data analyst. Siobhan also talked about what her day-to-day is like in a data science team at a high-growth retail company as well as what skills she learned from MDS that she uses everyday in her role at Lululemon.

Vaghul employer event

Alumni Talk

Apr 07 / 2021

MDS Okanagan Alumnus, Vaghul Aditya Balaji (Class of 2019), Senior Data Engineer at RBC, presented a talk to our current MDS students about how data is used in the financial services industry. Vaghul talked about how skills gained during the MDS program can translate into the workplace then did a deep dive at the banking industry and its typical data architecture and some of its prominent data science use cases.

Want to Host a Talk

Discover ways to engage with and recruit students by participating in events such as employer information sessions, industry talks and guest lectures. Fill out the form below and we will be in touch about arranging a talk.