ShiftED: Future-Proof Your Career: Break Into Data | January 26

Free
Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
12 1 pm EST
Online

About This Event

This session is apart of our ShiftED Camp: A week of free sessions designed to propel you forward in 2022. Check out the full schedule of live events here

Data is everywhere. It's the new hotness in the job market. Every company wants to tell their story with data. Every job description is looking for "data-driven" individuals. But what does that all mean?

Join us for a peek into a day in the life of a variety data professionals and find out the various career paths, the in-demand skills needed, barriers to entry and how to break into a career in the data field.

Takeaways

In this session, we will cover

  • Daily tasks and responsibilities of a variety data professionals

  • The differences between data analytics and data science

  • Hiring process and career progression for data professionals

  • Technologies and common tools for data professionals

  • Useful resources and materials for aspiring data scientists and analysts

About the Instructor

Melecia McLean Photo

Founder/Chief Learning Officer @ Cyber Society | Managing Director @ Girls In Tech - Houston | Cybersecurity Awareness Officer @ The Wonder Hub
Irene Bratsis Photo

Product Manager, Tenacity Cloud

Irene Bratsis is an NYC-based product manager, data scientist, AI practitioner, and community builder, organizing events and initiatives with Women in AI, NYC & Boston chapter lead Women in Data and founding member of WiCyS Artificial Intelligence Affiliate Women in Trusted AI and Data Haus Book Club. Her background is in economics, international relations, machine learning, and data science. She has spent 12+ years in the private sector working for tech companies and currently works as a product manager at Tenacity Cloud supporting a cloud cybersecurity SaaS platform.

Irene is a writer for Medium, Women in Data, Gesture Blog, Towards Data Science, Analytics Vidya, An Injustice, CodeX, MLearning.ai, and Data-Driven Investor and passionate advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion, and the elimination of bias in AI systems.

Shanell Jones Photo

Senior Data Scientist, Accenture

Shanell is a Senior Data Scientist at Accenture with over 6 years of experience. She has worked primarily in the consulting world and is currently based in Washington, DC, but has traveled all over the US. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her dog and checking out a new restaurant. Now that the pandemic is over, she is looking forward to traveling again.

Jessica Garay Photo

Data and Career Awareness Coordinator, Workforce Solutions Capital Area

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