Data Science Resource Center
Discoverdatascience.org is dedicated to providing current and prospective students with the necessary information and resources to succeed in the field of data science prior to and after graduation. We’ve spoken with various experts and have performed comprehensive research intentionally designed to help students make well-informed decisions and be the most equipped to further both their education and subsequent job search, job placement, and careers in data science and other related fields. This short overview provides a handful of brief introductions to some of the topics within this Resource Center as well as an at-a-glance list of growing resources we continue to create for review. Explore the guides below for information, additional leads, and expert tips. As the site continues to progress, we will publish more guides to assist students of Data Science related fields in achieving their goals and advancing their careers.
- 2021 Salary Guide to Careers in Data
- Data Science Job Search Guide
- Guide to a Career in Analytics
- Guide to a Career in Health Informatics
- Guide to Geographic Information System (GIS) Careers
- Careers with Numbers
- Income Sharing Agreement Guide
- GRE Prep Guide
- Kids STEM Guide
- Women in STEM
- Minorities in STEM Guide
- STEM Scholarship Guide
- Big Data Internship Tips
- Data Science in High Schools
- Applying for a Big Data PhD
- Data Science and Sustainability
- Data Science and Libraries
- Math Help Guide
Sampling of Top Resource Guides
Although there is a massive demand for skilled data scientists in the modern economy, getting your foot in the door in the field of data science can be difficult. This guide covers tips and advice to help you secure your first job. Our guide begins by outlining the differences between the two main big data careers, Data Analyst vs. Data Scientist. The guide then goes through each step of the job search and hiring process in detail, providing additional resources for each step of the way.
This guide addresses the challenges that many women and young girls face when pursuing an interest, degree, or job in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields. The comprehensive guide offers expert tips, interviews and additional resources to parents, students, campuses, and programs. While this guide does detail the issues facing women in STEM, it also details the achievements that women in STEM fields have already accomplished. It is the goal of this guide to enable individuals and groups in fostering a welcoming and inspiring environment for females to succeed in the STEM fields.
The guide covers an overview of the intersection between Environmental Science and Data Science and how the two can be combined to better tackle sustainability issues. This guide is a fantastic example of the range of the data science career field. Data Scientists are continuously immersing themselves in areas not commonly associated with big data and this guide provides resources for those interested in furthering their career in environmental sustainability. In addition, there are also recommendations on how to become a contributor to the sustainability movement.
There are many careers that are a good fit for those who are strong with numbers. This guide gives an overview of what the different career options are, what growth rates look like for those jobs, and outlines majors that help you prepare for a career in numbers. The guide covers 11 different potential career options along with 6 different majors to help students prepare for these high growth careers.
Most graduate degree programs in data science and its related fields require or (at a minimum) recommend submitting a Graduate Record Examination score. The GRE Prep guide explains the process of preparing, registering for and taking the test. It categorizes the various sections as well as offers expert tips and additional resources for students to use to master the skills required for the exam. While standardized tests can be intimidating, this guide breaks GRE prep into easily understood segments. In addition, both our Master’s and Online Master’s offer information on whether or not the GRE is required for admission.
Difficult math concepts don’t always “click” in our heads right away. The sites in our Ultimate Math Help Guide provide useful perspectives to reinforce many of the ideas first heard in the classroom. We have compiled over 50 great resources to help students improve their math skills. These cover skills that will help students from the elementary level all the way through college level math.
Securing an internship at a reputable company can be a great stepping stone into a full-time position. In the field of data science, each company has different operating procedures and standards so learning the ropes early on increases your value exponentially. This guide sets out to not only help students find an Internship in Big Data, but also to help them maximize the benefits of the internship experience. The guide contains listings of current internships to help students get started with their search.
There are a lot of scholarship opportunities for students interested in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields. This guide offers a comprehensive list as well as tips when applying for scholarships. Each scholarship in our guide has a brief description of the program, but often times scholarships can be extremely specific. Please double check the application requirements before launching into an application to make sure you are eligible.
The amount of fun and informational websites that deal with STEM topics on the internet can be overwhelming. For that reason, we’ve put together a guide for young learners with the best STEM centered websites out there. Our Kids STEM Guide features websites for kids ages K-12. The guide is broken down by Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math so students can get right to the topics they already love and then explore a new subject. There are sections listing camps and contests for teens, as well as resources for girls in STEM who continue to be underrepresented in STEM careers.