How to Get a Data Science Job: A Ridiculously Specific Guide

Interesting post by Brandon Rohrer  – 6 top tips to get a job in data science.

While I may not agree on the same order – or automatically refusing a job offer – the advice is really sound – and reassuring!

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It’s Global Horizons Week 2016!

Are you a globe-trotting job-seeker? Finding world-wide opportunities is so much easier with this helpful advice from my colleague Jennifer in our Information Team.

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Whether you’re an international student interested in the global marketplace or a home student looking to experience work overseas, use Jennifer’s tips to see how GoinGlobal and Vault can help you open up your own global horizons.

GoinGlobal – This vast database of job-seeking resources covers more than 40 countries worldwide, and over 50 US and Canadian cities.

  • Use the comprehensive and up-to-date Country Career Guides for:
    • identifying top companies and non-profit and volunteer organisations;
    • checking a country’s employment outlook (including talent shortages);
    • searching networking opportunities;
    • researching your decision to work in a particular country. Financial considerations could be relevant e.g. healthcare in the US, high tax rates in Sweden.
  • You can create a personal account for bookmarking particularly useful pages or guides. In the Jobs/Internships tab, you can set up new job email alerts which fit your personal search criteria e.g. a part-time internship in Finance in Peru.
  • Download…

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Available now – grad scheme directories

These are good for identifying some, larger organisations interested in recruiting physicists. Not all employers advertise this way though so if you don’t find what you are looking for, don’t worry. There are different strategies you can use.
Start with our advice on finding graduate jobs.

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Times Top 100, Prospects Student Career Guide and Guardian Top 300 – all shiny, appealing and ready for you to pick up at the Careers Service – so which one to choose?

for-blogTimes Top 100: Over 18,000 final year students were asked “which employer do you think offers the best opportunities for graduates?” The 100 organisations most frequently mentioned make up this listing. Whether through the perceived quality of their training programmes, the business success that they enjoy, the scale of their graduate recruitment, or by the impression that their on-campus promotions have made – these are the employers who seemed most attractive to the students surveyed. Not a light read, and heavy on the statistics – a business-like approach.

Guardian Top 300 – three times as many employers feature, and they’re selected on the basis of a massive 52,000 responses to a student survey. This title presents…

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What do you want to be when you grow up? Lots of things?

If you’re not sure you want to do just one thing for the rest of your life, you’re not alone. In this great TED talk, writer and artist Emilie Wapnick describes the kind of people she calls “multipotentialites” — who have a range of interests and jobs over one lifetime. Are you one? The benefits of this “wiring” include idea synthesis & innovation, rapid learning & adaptability.

Brilliant examples help you understand at it’s not only OK to be keen on lots of things – but actually can be a huge advantage.  Combing specialists with multipotentialites creates great teams, for example. Listen to what she says – I think I just realised I am one!

Here are some more talks if you don’t know what to do with your life! TED talks

Data, digital and creative internships

In summer 2017 there will be 50, 10-12 week paid internships available at some of the IPA’s 300 member agencies aimed at STEM penultimate and final year students.

The AdMission internship programme through STEP gives undergraduates and new graduates insight into the new graduate job roles emerging  across the advertising sector which benefit from degrees in physics, mathematics, computer science, data science, software and electronic engineering, economics, psychology and anthropology.

Digital technology is transforming the way advertising companies do business. Data analysis drives consumer insight. Algorithms dictate real-time media buying, coding underpins the functionality of the websites and apps built for communications and e-commerce. Behavioural science informs user experience journeys. STEM graduates who want to apply their skills to a creative communications environment are needed by the sector.

Internship roles include: data analyst, digital strategist, real-time media planner, econometrician, developer/creative technologist, user experience planner, creative planner. Want to know about the roles and how to apply?

Visit: AdMission 2017

Advertising is a reflection of society, and the sector is keen to increase their representation of the multi-cultural society in which we live and work. The AdMission Internship programme welcomes applications from Black And Minority Ethnic students to support this pipeline of talent.

STEP.org.uk offers internships in a range of other areas too and environmental internships through its Bright Green Placements opportunities

 

Featured employer: Theodo

You still have time to catch Theodo at today’s Careers Fair but if you can’t make it…

Theodo are a team of digital experts finding digital solutions to complex business problems. They use a range of technologies including Python for big data. Evolving from  a small student start-up, Theodo has grown to meet the demand for web and mobile development. They now have a team in London and over 100 in France, solving complex business problems for clients world-wide, from start-ups to large corporate clients.

Find out more about their work through their online case studies. Co-founder Fabrice Bernhard told me:

We love tech-savvy physicists!

Voted no 1 in Les Echos Happy at Work 2016. 99% of Theodoers took part in the survey which led to Theodo being recognised as the best start up to work for in France.