As soon as you inquire about DataScience@SMU, we begin supporting your academic and professional goals. SMU values the highest quality student support, and we offer applicants, students and graduates services that ensure their success.
Support for Applicants
From the moment you request information about the program, you will begin working with a dedicated admissions counselor. Your admissions counselor will work with you and support you throughout your application process.
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Support for Students
When you enroll in the DataScience@SMU program, you become a full member of the SMU community. This means you will have access to many of the same support services as on-campus students. Your adviser will help you acclimate to the online classroom and work with you until graduation to ensure you are meeting your academic goals.
SMU Library Access
WeWork Global Access
DataScience@SMU has partnered with global workspace provider WeWork to offer current students access to nearly 250 locations with individual and group workstations, WiFi, and printers and copiers. You may use your Global Access subscription to attend live classes with fewer interruptions, connect with students during in-person study groups, and meet local professionals across industries during networking events.
Complimentary subscriptions are available for all DataScience@SMU students beginning July 1, 2018.
Support for Alumni
Once your program is complete, you will be invited to attend SMU’s on-campus graduation with your classmates. You will also join the SMU alumni network, a global community working to support one another as well as the University.
110,000 Alumni Worldwide
Services For Students
DataScience@SMU offers career support services to students throughout their time in the program and after graduation.
Support during the immersion experience:
The career services team offers career advising appointments and topical career presentations to students during DataScience@SMU immersions.
Students may schedule one-on-one advising appointments with career services staff at any time. During these appointments, our staff can help with résumé reviews, mock interviews or other career support.
Connection to employers:
The career services team taps recruiters and industry professionals (including SMU alumni) for job search advice and insights into hiring trends for data scientists, and shares this information with students. Students also have access to job postings and webinars from these employers.
The career services team offers a library of career resources to assist students with application materials, their professional brand and more. Resources include guides for interviews, tips for writing résumés and cover letters, templates, and live and recorded webinars.
Learn more about DataScience@SMU and the career services available to students.
If your organization is looking for data scientists who can analyze and manage large data sets to solve problems, DataScience@SMU’s career services team is here to help you connect with SMU students and graduates. Our team can assist you with:
Advertising your job openings to students
Connecting your recruiting team to our students
Facilitating recruitment webinars for your company
Participating in virtual career fairs
Hosting career presentations at immersions
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Why Hire DataScience@SMU Students?
DataScience@SMU students have a multidisciplinary background with skills and expertise that are useful for a range of organizations, allowing them to work with ease across various departments, understand different viewpoints and communicate their findings effectively. Our students make sense of complex data and use it to better inform decision-making in organizations. They are trained to ask relevant questions, retrieve pertinent data, visualize and analyze data, and interpret and communicate results, all while considering legal concerns, such as data security and privacy.