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7 Keys to Success in Your New Data Science Job (by Metis Sr. Data Scientist Jonathan Balaban)

By Jonathan Balaban • October 10, 2018

Over the past decade, Metis Sr. Data Scientist Jonathan Balaban has helped more than 100 students, colleagues, and friends start new careers and find fulfilling jobs. In this post, he provides 7 simple but powerful keys that can help you make a great first impression and accelerate your professional development.

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Meet Danny Gilberg, Metis Data Science Bootcamp Graduate

By Carlos Russo • September 26, 2018

Metis Graduate Danny Gilberg is a Data Engineer at Interactive One. Hear about his path to a career in data science and the role Metis played in him landing his job.

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How to Play Offense on Job Interviews – Tips from Metis Director of Careers & Student Support

By Emily Wilson • September 17, 2018

Read Metis Director of Careers and Student Support Jennifer Raimone's advice for succeeding during the rigorous data science interview process. (Hint: You Need To Learn How To Play Offense!)

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Tips For Maintaining a Positive Attitude During Your Job Hunt

By Ashley Purdy • September 13, 2018

Finding a job is hard. Finding a job when transitioning to a new field, specifically data science, can be even tougher. In this post, I want to share with you some ways to keep you sane and motivated in your job search.

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Meet Dangaia Sims, Metis Bootcamp Grad and Sr. Data Scientist at IBM

By Emily Wilson • August 23, 2018

In this brief interview, hear Metis grad Dangaia Sims tell the story of her transition from academia (Ph.D., Kinesiology) to industry and how the bootcamp helped her get there.

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Metis Seattle Graduate Susan Fung's Journey from Academia to Data Science

By Emily Wilson • August 08, 2018

Always passionate about the sciences, Susan Fung earned her Ph.D. in Neurobiology from the University of Washington before even thinking about the existence of data science bootcamps . In a recent (and excellent) blog post , she wrote: "My day to day involved designing experiments and making sure I had ...

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Made at Metis: Waste Analysis + Building Data Science Solutions

By Emily Wilson • August 01, 2018

Take a look around and you might notice some waste. It could come in the form of something physical that you can see or feel or smell. Or it might be invisible to the eye, like wasted time or resources due to lapses in efficiency. Two recent Metis graduates took an interest in these different forms of waste and used data science to come up with ways to minimize negative impact and maximize positive solutions.

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Impact of Sample Size on Transfer Learning

By Roberto Reif • July 05, 2018

In this post, Metis Sr. Data Scientist Roberto Reif explores transfer learning, a method of using a deep learning model that has already been trained to solve one problem containing large amounts of data, and applying it (with some minor modifications) to solve a different problem that contains small amounts of data. He analyzes the limit for how small a data set needs to be in order to successfully apply this technique.

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Academia to Data Science: Where Does a Bootcamp Fit into the Equation?

By Emily Wilson • July 05, 2018

To transition from academia to industry, many choose bootcamps as a way to bridge the gap between the theory-heavy rigor of academia and the practicality of industry experience. In this post, hear from three such students who made the transition via bootcamp and who are now working in the field.

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SwitchUp Chats with Roberto Reif, Metis Sr. Data Scientist in Seattle

By Carlos Russo • June 05, 2018

Read a great interview between SwitchUp and Roberto Reif, Metis Sr. Data Scientist in Seattle. In it, he discusses ideal qualities of Metis students, the strength of the bootcamp curriculum, and much more.