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How Dataquest Helped This Tufts Undergrad Land Jobs in Data Science

Hezekiah was looking for specialized data science skills his university didn’t offer. Dataquest fit the bill, and offered courses that felt as high-quality as Tufts’.

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From Meteorologist to Data Scientist in Six Months

Armed with a strong science background but faced with limited career options, Isaac Pato dropped everything for six months and built up a skillset that landed him a job in the data science field. “I went to school for meteorology and I graduated in 2012. I worked in meteorology for about a year, and then […]

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How a Humanities Teacher Learned Data Science with Dataquest

Can you learn data science online without a background in math or programming? This Dataquest student is living proof that anybody can learn data science.

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How Miguel Got 3 Data Science Job Offers Fast With Dataquest

Miguel Couto’s data science story begins with rejection. “I got this really dry email saying, ‘Hi Miguel, just to let you know, we’re not giving you the scholarship.’” Miguel said. He had applied for a scholarship to a prestigious but expensive data science bootcamp in Berlin. And despite his qualifications, which include a PhD in […]

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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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