Tag: Student Success Stories

Four Years Later, Still Using Data Science Skills from Dataquest Every Day

Four years after studying with Dataquest and landing a data science job, Francisco is still a data scientist, and still using his Dataquest skills every day.

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Carlos: ‘Everything Dataquest showed me, I use in my new job’

When Carlos Cutillas de Frutos graduated from the Business Administration program at CUNEF in Madrid, he knew he wanted to add something extra to his business skill set. He quickly settled on data science, because he enjoyed statistics and he knew there was a lot of potential for growth there. But he still had a […]

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Adam: “It would have been much harder without Dataquest”

Adam Zabrodski didn’t originally plan to become a data scientist. In college, he studied rocks. But over a sequence of jobs that included Ops Management at Uber and a “brutal slog” in investment banking, he found that he enjoyed analytics and working with data. The problem? Adam had no background in math or computer science. […]

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Dataquest Helped Me Get My Dream Job at Noodle.ai

Dataquest’s lesson is to prepare learners for the data job they want. For many like Sunishchal Dev, that means starting a career in data science. Sunishchal had a degree in Technology and Innovation Management, and he had business skills, but he realized that to get the jobs he wanted, his technical skills were lacking. Specifically, […]

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How Pol Brigneti got a Data Analyst job using Dataquest at Belgrave Valley

When Pol Brigneti started his career after studying Business Management at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, he had no idea what data analytics was. After working as an intern for Ridelink he quickly discovered the importance of data analysis and realized that to acheive his goal of one day being a Product Manager he would […]

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Eric: “I wanted something practical”

Eric Sales De Andrade came to Dataquest via Quora. “I read a response from Vik and he seemed to know what he was writing about.” At the time, he worked in data mining— “But it was just putting stuff in a database. I wanted to get real with data.” He had originally tried DataCamp and […]

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Christian: “Consistency is Key”

After working in Business Intelligence, Christian L’Heureux took a break from data science. When he returned, as part of his MBA program, he found a changed world. He knew he needed to get up to speed quickly on the new landscape — especially Python. After trying DataCamp and CodeAcademy, he found Dataquest. “I liked the […]

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Mike: “I wanted to grow my skills”

Mike Roberts didn’t plan on becoming a data scientist. After getting a degree in physics, he gave art management and professional poker playing a shot before becoming a BI analyst. He joined Dataquest to beef up those BI skills, but quickly learned he could switch to a much more interesting role within data science. For […]

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Aaron: “Dataquest Broke Things Down in Ways I Could Understand.”

Aaron Melton saw the power of Python while working at a power plant. His team was using Excel for a complex report, which was time consuming and error-prone. He decided to learn Python to fix it, and after several months of attempts got NetworkX to work. “It was a great moment. I saw how I […]

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Priya: “Dataquest helped me to help others”

Priya Iyer decided to learn data science so that she could better help people. Her startup, Tulalens, operated for two years and raised $100k towards helping women in urban slums. Tulelens helped the women launch small businesses that sold iron-rich foods, and shared information on iron-deficiency anemia. Priya and her partners realized that they could […]

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Luiz: “Dataquest helped me learn on my own schedule”

Luiz Zanini was working as a Mechatronics Engineer when he decided he needed a radical career change. He was frustrated by corporate life, and knew he’d be happier as a programmer. When researching new career paths, Data Scientist stood out—he really liked Python and dreamt of a digital nomad lifestyle. “I made a list of […]

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Jennifer: “I used Dataquest to help me manage Data Science Projects”

Jennifer Thomas works as a Chief of Staff for one of the USA’s ‘big four’ banks. She supports the team that develops all the software used by the bankers. “I do anything that needs doing so our coders can sit and code as much as possible. I do financials, budgeting, reporting, visa work – a […]

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Prerit: “Dataquest helped me transition from a software developer to a data scientist.”

Prerit Anwekar had decided he wanted to be a data scientist. He was attending Indiana University doing his masters. “I realized that to do machine learning, I needed to focus on Python, but I was only being taught R.” After trying to learn Python from a book, he was discouraged. “Learning using a book is […]

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Wes: “Dataquest teaches me everything I need to know without the $50,000 degree.”

Wes Brooks had always understood that data was key to success in business. “Early in my career, I built other businesses and my own with a data-driven mindset.” This led Wes to a role at Cornett, an advertising agency where he worked on marketing campaigns for Fortune 500 companies. “They hired me to apply that […]

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Harry: “Dataquest helped me start my career in data”

While working as a geophysicist for an oil services company, Harry Robinson found himself interested in data. “My job involved lots of data, but it was always at arms length. We were applying algorithms, but I never got to see them. “I wanted to know what was happening and why, so I could interpret the […]

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