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Thursday, April 29 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Creating New Pathways to Careers In Data Science (Scholarship Opportunity) — Supported by Northeastern University

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Despite the demand for data science professionals, opportunities to break into this growing field are not widely available to those without the right mix of relevant technical skills, academic credentials, and experience.  
Join this session to explore some of the emerging pathways into the field of data science, including Northeastern’s new Align Master’s in Data Science- designed to bring more diversity of thought into the emerging discipline. Northeastern will also be unveiling details about a new scholarship program to attract women and historically underrepresented groups into the field in collaboration with community partners like Women in Tech Regatta.

More about this program:

Northeastern University's Khoury College of Computer Sciences is proud to announce the launch of our Align Master's in Data Science program. Modeled after our successful Align Master’s of Computer Science program, and targeted at people without a technical background, we will be offering the Align Data Science program in Fall 2021 at Northeastern - Silicon Valley, and we are enrolling now! Classes start in September.

We are excited to offer a limited number of qualified WIT Regatta participants a dedicated scholarship for admission in Fall 2021. Two semesters of bridge classes prepare students for graduate level courses in data science, while our cohort model allows you to study alongside a group of peers with diverse perspectives. With a strong education in data science, you can find more than a lucrative job-you can put the power of data to work in fields that matter to you.

Northeastern University is pleased to offer WIT Regatta participants a scholarship equivalent to half the cost of tuition for the entirety of the program. There are a limited number of scholarships available and they are first come first served for qualified applicants. To learn more contact Samol Ork, Director of Community Relations and Recruitment at s.ork@northeastern.edu or book a virtual appointment directly to learn more.
Campus location:
San Jose Campus
Application Deadline:
August 15, 2021

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Hillary Mickell

San Francisco and Silicon Valley, Regional Dean and CEO, Northeastern University
Hillary Mickell is the regional dean and CEO of Northeastern University in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. She is an accomplished business leader, tech entrepreneur, angel investor, and board member with a background in strategic partnerships, brand development and digital marketing... Read More →
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Prasad Saripalli, Ph. D.

VP ML & AI and Distinguished Engineer, MINDBODY, Inc.
Prasad Saripalli serves as the Vice President of ML & AI and Distinguished Engineer at MindBody Inc - a portfolio company of Vista which manages the world's fourth-largest enterprise software company after Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP. Earlier, he served as VP Data Science at Edifecs... Read More →
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Jodi Tims, PhD.

Executive Director of Khoury College in the Global Network, Northeastern University
Jodi Tims is the Executive Director of Khoury College in the Global Network and Professor of the Practice at Northeastern’s San Francisco/Silicon Valley campuses. She currently serves as Chair of the Association of Computing Machinery’s Committee on Women in Computing. She... Read More →
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Kate Schultz

Data Scientist and Align Masters in Computer Science Alum, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Kate Schultz (she/her) is a data scientist on the Modeling & Simulation Team in the Computational Biology Group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She conducts research and develops software to advance computational capabilities in areas including in silico drug discovery... Read More →

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Northeastern University—Seattle

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a top-tier, nonprofit research university, grounded in experiential learning. We integrate academic coursework with professional work, research, service, and global learning opportunities in 128 countries.Northeastern University—Seattle is dedicated to delivering an education that’s industry-responsive, employer-aligned, and student-centered. Our mast... Read More →

Thursday April 29, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am PDT