|Before Springboard:||Instructor, MIT|
The best part of the course was having weekly calls with an experienced data scientist. My mentor Sundeep was always quick to explain things and share his experiences. When you’re learning concepts in a field that you’re not familiar with, you’ll have a lot of questions—trust me! I’m not comfortable with this—how can I improve? What feedback do you have on my model? What do you recommend in looking for jobs? Sundeep and I built up a strong relationship throughout my time in the course, and I learned so much from him.
I had three or four ideas for my capstone project, and Sundeep helped me narrow down my options to finish the course in two months. I decided to enter a Kaggle competition as my project, which was a very valuable experience. My task was to forecast how much money different sets of stores were going to make in the next few months. I practiced cleaning data, forecasting, and most importantly, iterating and improving my model.
For eighty or ninety percent of the things that I’m doing now, I learned (or improved!) my skills by taking the Springboard course. The workshop allowed me to fill the gaps in my skills and find a job as a data scientist at a company that was my top choice. I’ll definitely continue to reference the curriculum in the future-- especially since it’s incredibly relevant to my current role.
I’m grateful that Springboard was the beginning of my data science journey.
Before : Business Analyst
After : Data Analytics and Data Pipeline Consultant
Springboard is a wonderful stepping stone to get to your goals in Data Science.
Before : Research Officer, British Columbia Government
After : Data Scientist, Boeing
Springboard helped improve the success of my company's projects.
Before : Team lead, intelligence and planning
After : Director of Performance Marketing at Nu3 GmbH