Getting a Job in Data Science (The Course)
Data science is one of the most exciting and fastest growing careers in the world. The goal of this series is to help people with no background and limited resources transition into data science. It would be helpful to have already taken the previous courses Organizing Data Projects, Introduction to R, Version Control, Data Tidying, Getting Data, Data Analysis, and Written and Oral Communication in Data Science. We guide you through the rest!
After taking this course you will be able to:
- Create and maintain your data science resume
- Set up your professional data science website
- Set up and manage your public profiles (Twitter, Github, LinkedIn)
- Know where to look for and apply for data science jobs
- Be able to prepare for a data science interview
Things you need to do this course
This course is designed for people with no background with Chromebooks and no background in data science. So it is a great introduction for high-school students or people looking for a career change into the tech industry. The only requirements are:
- A computer with a web browser and an internet connection.
- The ability to type and follow instructions.
- The accounts you have set up in previous courses.
How you will be graded
The course has a series of short quizzes, one for each chapter. You will get two attempts at each quiz and your best score for each quiz will count toward your final score. If you receive more than 70% of the points across all quizzes you will pass. If you receive more than 90% of the points across all quizzes you will pass with honors. You get two attempts at the class with each class purchase.
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- 1 What You Need to Find a Data Science Job
- 2 Resumes
- 3 Cover Letters
- 4 Making Your Website More Professional
- 5 Project Gallery
- 6 Improving Your GitHub Profile
- 7 Improving Your LinkedIn Profile
- 8 Using Twitter For Data Science
- 9 Data Science Job Descriptions
- 10 Where To Look for Data Science Jobs
- 11 Where To Find Remote Data Science Jobs
- 12 Data Science Interviews
- 13 Practice Take-Home Data Analysis
- 14 Data Science Meetups
- 15 References
- About this Course
- About the Authors
Jeff is a professor of Biostatistics and Oncology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Data Science Lab. His group develops statistical methods, software, data resources, and data analyses that help people make sense of massive-scale genomic and biomedical data. As the co-director of the Johns Hopkins Data Science Lab he has helped to develop massive online open programs that have enrolled more than 8 million individuals and partnered with community-based non-profits to use data science education for economic and public health development. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and Mortimer Spiegelman Award recipient.
This course has a private forum for learners who are taking this course.
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