The DataScience@SMU career services team is committed to helping students reach their career goals.The DataScience@SMU career services team is committed to helping students reach their career goals.The DataScience@SMU career services team is committed to helping students reach their career goals.
“The career services team helped me with résumé writing, interview preparation and mock interviews. I was able to improve my résumé and improve my interviewing skills, which will hopefully lead me to a data science job in the near future.”
–Sharon Teo, DataScience@SMU student
What Kind of Support Do We Offer?
DataScience@SMU offers a variety of personalized support services to ensure that students have the resources to start their careers, advance into a new role or enter a new industry after graduation. These include:
Students can schedule individual appointments with the career services team to receive personalized coaching on how to:
Search for and secure a job
Develop their résumés
Prepare for interviews
Craft their professional brands
Students also have the opportunity to discuss their career goals with a professional in their field. SMU assists with scheduling one-on-ones with professionals who are knowledgeable about hiring in data science. This includes advice on students’ career paths and a review on how students’ qualifications can position them for various careers in the field.
Career one-on-ones occur three times per year both online and in person at the immersion.
Employer Engagement and Networking
Through DataScience@SMU, students can network with and receive individualized support from recruiters and industry professionals from top companies nationwide. Past participants have included companies such as:
Students also receive advice and insights into hiring trends for data scientists, along with access to job postings, webinars, mock interviews, information sessions and news that aligns with their interests.
Virtual Career Hub
Upon admission to the program, students gain access to a self-paced career course that includes modular content and resources related to career development and professional growth. Through the Hub, students can access live and recorded webinar presentations and a portal where employers share open job opportunities, offer to conduct résumé reviews, hold virtual mock sessions and record informational interviews.