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Learning the technical skills at a data science bootcamp is only the first step in a journey to working in tech. Landing your first role can be intimidating and imposter syndrome can affect even the most seasoned professionals. Jen Raimone, Director of Career Services at Metis breaks down the top two soft skills a data scientist needs to land the job and launch a successful career. Find out Jen’s 4 tips for managing stress in the interview, ways to demonstrate your soft skills both in the interview and in your job materials, and how Metis prepares students to interview like pros.
First, banish the idea that an interview is only about technical skills. Businesses look at your baseline and potential for work, but they also look at who you are as a person. “Technical” questions can include asking you about a time you used data to solve a problem or about a time when you weren’t on the same page as a colleague and the solution to that problem.Continue Reading →
Tim Dooley enjoyed teaching his high school students, but ultimately wanted a career that focused on unearthing exciting finds through innovative research. After some self-teaching, Tim enrolled at Metis’s full-time Data Science Bootcamp to learn everything from Python to data scraping to neural networks. Tim shares how the online community and dedicated career support at Metis made all the difference in landing his first Data Scientist role at Gartner!
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Metis transitioned to fully remote learning in 2020 and now students can actually choose to take the bootcamp full-time (Live Online) or part-time (Online Flex). But how should you decide between these two paths? Rita Biagioli, an Instructor at Metis, gives us a tour of the Online Flex classroom, explains the time commitment in the Online Flex bootcamp, and tells us how to choose between the Live Online Bootcamp vs Online Flex Bootcamp at Metis.Continue Reading →
Most data science bootcamps require prior knowledge – a college-level understanding of linear algebra, probability, statistics, calculus, and Python – to get accepted into their programs. That doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll need a college degree in those subjects or that attending college is a better way to get into data science than bootcamps. You can learn these skills through online courses, and a data science bootcamp will take a fraction of the time that college would, plus lead to data science jobs shortly after. There’s never been a better time to start down this career path — Data science salaries range from $60,000-$80,000 per year after bootcamp.Continue Reading →
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Former aerospace engineer Anterra discovered a love for data after teaching herself Python. Anterra shares why she pivoted from self-teaching to enrolling in the online Data Science bootcamp at Metis, and how diligent self motivation was key to building the foundation she needed to begin her data science journey. From hands-on project work to career services and confidence-building, Anterra explains how Metis gave her the experience she needed to land her first data scientist role at CarMax and answers our question: do you have to be a rocket scientist to get into a data science bootcamp?!
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Executive Director of Data Science and Strategy at Metis, Roberto Reif, shows us how the data science bootcamp transitioned to remote learning in 2020, what to expect from the admissions process, and how they support students in getting hired post-bootcamp. With the recent launch of four specialized bootcamps and seven new courses in topics like Exploratory Data Analysis and Deep Learning Fundamentals, anyone interested in data science and analytics can find a path into the field at Metis. Plus, Roberto shares a virtual tour of their online data science bootcamp classroom and explains why now is the perfect time to begin a career in data.Continue Reading →
In 2018, 66% of data scientists reported using Python every day, which makes Python the number one language for data science! But how much Python do you need to know for a data science bootcamp? Kim Fessel, Instructor at Metis’ online Immersive Data Science Bootcamp breaks down what Python is actually used for in data science, exactly how much Python you need to know before you start a data science bootcamp, and her favorite resources to learn and practice Python for free. Watch the video or read on to learn more!Continue Reading →