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Alumni Data Science Stories

UBC Master of Data Science graduates are putting their education into practice, working as data scientists across a wide range of industry sectors. Here are a few of their stories.

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    George – Data Scientist for E-Comm 9-1-1

    For George, the UBC MDS Vancouver program offered him the opportunity to work in the public sector. He added that the MDS program is not just about equipping you with the most up-to-date techniques, but rather they would teach you how to adapt emerging tools. That's in itself set the program apart for him.

    MDS Vancouver

    Jarome – Data Analyst for TD

    Through the UBC Master of Data Science program, Jarome gained a considerable amount of skills, not only how to manipulate data, but also how to extract interesting insights and present that to the audience.
    MDS Vancouver

    Lesley – Data Scientist for University of Washington

    Even though Lesley found the MDS Vancouver program intense, she said it was worth it. Lesley's favourite part of the program was being with her cohort and working through problems and challenges together.
    MDS Vancouver

    Kira – Data Scientist at Hitachi Solutions

    For Kira, the capstone project was an important experience of the Master of Data Science program at UBC Okanagan. Her project was the first step into the real world of data science, and gave her the opportunity to implement what she’d been taught and produce actual results, whether they were expected or not.
    MDS Okanagan

    Vaghul – Senior Data Engineer at Meta

    With demand for data scientists on the rise, Vaghul decided it was time to pursue his passion. He applied to the UBC Master of Data Science program at UBC Okanagan because of its smaller cohort size, and customization to students. He felt he’d be motivated by learning what he could achieve in the field of data science, and how this would contribute to society.
    MDS Okanagan

    Amy - Data Analyst for BCCNM

    Even though Amy found the MDS Computational Linguistics program an intensive and accelerated one, it actually better fit her needs. Amy felt the most important thing they learned is to solve problems and once you are able to see a clear picture of the data, you are able to feel a sense of achievement.

    MDS Computational Linguistics

     

    Naga Sirisha – Data Developer for Teck Resources

    While working as a data engineer, Naga Sirisha kept on hearing about model and modeling but didn’t know what they were. This peaked her interest in the field of data science and eventually led her to the Master of Data Science in Computational Linguistics. Naga Sirisha said that MDS-CL program equips students with the tools necessary to enter this fast, evolving field.

    MDS Computational Linguistics

    Niki – Language Engineer for Amazon

    When Niki came upon Master of Data Science and Computational Linguistics, she found it to be perfect match for her. Niki's favorite thing about the program was the fact that it was 10 months and that she could finish early and enter the job market.
    MDS Computational Linguistics

    Serena – Language Engineer for Amazon

    Serena's love of languages led her to the MDS Computational Linguistics program. Serena believes that computational linguistics and natural language processing is a fast moving field and believes those with a background in languages or linguistics and interested in the technology space are ideal candidates.
    MDS Computational Linguistics

    Carrie – Data Scientist for NuData Security, A Mastercard Company

    Prior to the Master of Data Science program, Carrie worked in the aviation industry, did her capstone in the mining industry, and now works in cybersecurity. Being exposed to data sets from a wide range of fields during program, showed her that the skills they learned around making sense of data can be applied to any industry.
    MDS Vancouver

    Ha – Data Scientist for Shopify

    What attracted Ha to the UBC Master of Data Science program was that it supported people, like her, that did not have a computer science or statistics background, provided practical and hands on experience as well as a good network to see opportunities after graduation.
    MDS Vancouver

    George – Data Scientist for E-Comm 9-1-1

    For George, the UBC MDS Vancouver program offered him the opportunity to work in the public sector. He added that the MDS program is not just about equipping you with the most up-to-date techniques, but rather they would teach you how to adapt emerging tools. That's in itself set the program apart for him.

    MDS Vancouver

    Jarome – Data Analyst for TD

    Through the UBC Master of Data Science program, Jarome gained a considerable amount of skills, not only how to manipulate data, but also how to extract interesting insights and present that to the audience.
    MDS Vancouver

    Lesley – Data Scientist for University of Washington

    Even though Lesley found the MDS Vancouver program intense, she said it was worth it. Lesley's favourite part of the program was being with her cohort and working through problems and challenges together.
    MDS Vancouver

    Carrie – Data Scientist for NuData Security, A Mastercard Company

    Prior to the Master of Data Science program, Carrie worked in the aviation industry, did her capstone in the mining industry, and now works in cybersecurity. Being exposed to data sets from a wide range of fields during program, showed her that the skills they learned around making sense of data can be applied to any industry.
    MDS Vancouver

    Ha – Data Scientist for Shopify

    What attracted Ha to the UBC Master of Data Science program was that it supported people, like her, that did not have a computer science or statistics background, provided practical and hands on experience as well as a good network to see opportunities after graduation.
    MDS Vancouver

    Kira – Data Scientist at Hitachi Solutions

    For Kira, the capstone project was an important experience of the Master of Data Science program at UBC Okanagan. Her project was the first step into the real world of data science, and gave her the opportunity to implement what she’d been taught and produce actual results, whether they were expected or not.
    MDS Okanagan

    Vaghul – Senior Data Engineer at Meta

    With demand for data scientists on the rise, Vaghul decided it was time to pursue his passion. He applied to the UBC Master of Data Science program at UBC Okanagan because of its smaller cohort size, and customization to students. He felt he’d be motivated by learning what he could achieve in the field of data science, and how this would contribute to society.
    MDS Okanagan

    Amy - Data Analyst for BCCNM

    Even though Amy found the MDS Computational Linguistics program an intensive and accelerated one, it actually better fit her needs. Amy felt the most important thing they learned is to solve problems and once you are able to see a clear picture of the data, you are able to feel a sense of achievement.

    MDS Computational Linguistics

     

    Naga Sirisha – Data Developer for Teck Resources

    While working as a data engineer, Naga Sirisha kept on hearing about model and modeling but didn’t know what they were. This peaked her interest in the field of data science and eventually led her to the Master of Data Science in Computational Linguistics. Naga Sirisha said that MDS-CL program equips students with the tools necessary to enter this fast, evolving field.

    MDS Computational Linguistics

    Niki – Language Engineer for Amazon

    When Niki came upon Master of Data Science and Computational Linguistics, she found it to be perfect match for her. Niki's favorite thing about the program was the fact that it was 10 months and that she could finish early and enter the job market.
    MDS Computational Linguistics

    Serena – Language Engineer for Amazon

    Serena's love of languages led her to the MDS Computational Linguistics program. Serena believes that computational linguistics and natural language processing is a fast moving field and believes those with a background in languages or linguistics and interested in the technology space are ideal candidates.
    MDS Computational Linguistics

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