Data Analytics

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The demand for data analysts has been growing every day, and many aspects of data analytics make it a very attractive field. With use of technology, data analytics makes interpreting great amounts of information very efficient. Data analysts are expected to understand not only how to read data, but also how to interpret and present it in a meaningful way. Data analytics is not just for computer science majors. You can apply almost any background to a data analytics role, as it is a field that requires both quantitative and qualitative skills. Data analysis, numerical pattern recognition, and computer/ statistical languages like Stata, SQL, R, Python, Java, and C++, all fall under the quantitative side of data analytics. On the more qualitative side are skills like reasoning, presentation of data skills, and pattern recognition.

Explore careers in data analytics by exploring the links below. Found a career you're interested in? Stop by our office or make an appointment via Handshake with a career advisor and begin networking to learn more.

Quicklinks: Job and Internship Resources | Student Organizations and Departmental Resources

Job and Internship Resources

General Exploration, Data Analytics Job Boards, and Interview Prep

  • What is Big Data vs. Data Science vs. Data Analytics? Learn the difference here.
  • General Data Jobs
  • Data Analytics
    • Top 5 Job Titles: Business Analyst, Advanced Analytics Analyst, Marketing Analytics Analyst, Predictive Modeling Analyst, Analytics and Reporting Analyst
    • - Helpful for exploring job titles and descriptions within analytics
    • Bullitin - Opportunities in established and startup companies
  • Big Data
    • Top 5 Job Titles: Big Data Engineer, Big Data Developer, Big Data Architect, Big Data Specialist, Director of Operations, Big Data
    • BigData Jobs
    • Analytic Talent
  • Data Science
    • Top 5 Job Titles: Lead Data Scientist, Data Scientist II, Data Science Program Lead, Data Science Engineer, Director of Data Science
    • AI Jobs - Jobs for the artificial intelligence and data science community
    • Data Elixir
    • Kaggle
  • Statistics
    • Top 5 Job Titles: Statistician, Statistical Modeler, Principal Statistician, Mathematical Statistician, Statistical Analyst
    • Stats Jobs - Jobs for statisticians and data analysts
  • Prepare for Data Analytics Interviews




Banking and Finance

Many banks are starting to invest resources and funding into programs which will train their workers in AI and utilize employees' skills in data analytics.

Sports/ Entertainment

  • Work In Sports - log in with Facebook or LinkedIn and search jobs in Technology, Software, and Data
  • Data Science Graduate Program - search for graduate programs to prepare for a data science career in the sports industry

Advertising, Marketing, Communications

Data Analytics Job Boards

Student Organizations & Departmental Resources