The context of the pandemic further highlighted the importance of having information that is reliable and used effectively to solve problems and manage businesses. In this scenario, the search for data scientists gains relevance in the market, which offers increasingly more opportunities for professionals searching for new career prospects.
It was by observing those trends and searching new directions for her professional journey that alumna Jessica de Araújo Silva Caieiro joined the Insper Graduate Program in Data Science and Decision.
“I chose the program in Data Science because I had realized the market’s lack of, and often resistance to, combining scientific thinking and business knowledge to better guide decision-making. Under that scenario, I chose Insper not only for its pioneering role in offering such a complete graduate program in this field but also for its excellence in teaching and research”, says Jessica. She was a student in the first class of our school’s Graduate Program in Data Science and Decision.
Insper’s teaching proposition
Our program’s purpose is to train data scientists who support executive decisions through statistical modeling to explain the problem or opportunity in focus by using data they will extract, organize, and combine through processing systems. During that process, the data scientist learns to use design methods (applied to data science) when interacting with stakeholders related to the problem or opportunity.
“Insper’s graduate program, in its data, modeling, and design tracks, develops a complete professional to join Data Science teams in organizations. It helps them innovatively and profitably process data by optimizing decision-making processes”, says Professor André Filipe de Moraes Batista, coordinator of the Advanced Program in Data Science and Decision.
The time for change
Besides the technical foundation, the program offers the opportunity for practical application through theme-based workshops and seminars. To complement the experience, during the program’s last semester, students participate in the final data science project at partner companies, supervised by a professor from our school.
Based on the case of a company chosen by the students, the final project combines a challenge in formulating problems with technical challenges in the fields of statistics and computing to solve a real-world business problem. It was during the completion of the program’s final assignment that Jessica saw market opportunities open up.
“At the moment I sought the program, I was already thinking about migrating to a new field. I saw in the program’s final project the ideal opportunity to take this step more assertively. Because it is carried out with a partner company chosen by the student, I tried to establish a partnership exactly where I was already interested in working. Even during the construction of the project, there were job openings for the area I wanted. I participated in the process and was hired”, says Jessica. She migrated to the field of Data Science while in the program’s last semester.
“I reached my goals before I even completed the program. Without a doubt, the challenges experienced throughout it prepared me to face those of my new professional journey with greater dexterity. It was due especially to the knowledge of programming in R and Python languages, so well built by the excellent professors. They were also great mentors, guiding me directly and indirectly through my transition process.”
Want to learn more about the Advanced Program in Data Science and Decision? Attend our meeting with its coordination team that will take place on June 29, 7 p.m.
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Advanced Program in Data Science and Decision
Insper offers a program created to develop professional data scientists who help businesses and organizations identify problems and opportunities, as well as make decisions. The program teaches how to use statistical modeling and leverage data employing processing systems.