22 episodes

Build a Career in Data Science teaches you what data science courses leave out: from how to land your first job to the lifecycle of a data science project and even how to become a manager. This is a true how-to on obtaining and then navigating a data science career--filled with real stories from data scientists. This podcast is an extension of the similarly named book: Build a Career in Data Science.

Build a Career in Data Science Jacqueline Nolis and Emily Robinson

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 70 Ratings

Build a Career in Data Science teaches you what data science courses leave out: from how to land your first job to the lifecycle of a data science project and even how to become a manager. This is a true how-to on obtaining and then navigating a data science career--filled with real stories from data scientists. This podcast is an extension of the similarly named book: Build a Career in Data Science.

    Oops! We're Both Unemployed!!

    Oops! We're Both Unemployed!!

    This very surprise bonus episode was made after Emily and Jacqueline found themselves simultaneously unemployed. Here Emily will chat about being part of a 15% company-wide labor reduction while Jacqueline walks through the steps she's been doing as she interviews with new companies. Join them for some vulnerable conversation that are relevant to this current wave of layoffs.

    • 1 hr
    Interlude: Data Science Subfields

    Interlude: Data Science Subfields

    In this special live episode recorded at PyLadies London, Emily and Jacqueline discuss those little subfields of data science like experimentation and fraud. They ponder the benefits of becoming more specialized in your career and how different fields have different cultures. The episode ends with a Q&A using live audience questions!

    • 54 min
    Epilogue: So What Have We Learned?

    Epilogue: So What Have We Learned?

    In the final episode of Season 1, Emily and Jacqueline take a moment to reflect on all they've learned in writing a book and making a podcast about data science careers.

    • 38 min
    Interlude: Managing Your Manager

    Interlude: Managing Your Manager

    In this special live episode recorded at the Data Science DC, Emily and Jacqueline talk about data scientists' relationships with their managers. They discuss how you should communicate with your manager, how much you should be doing what your manager asks vs what you think is best for the company, and other topics. Several times in the episode Jacqueline and Emily disagree, adding drama and intrigue.

    • 52 min
    Chapter 16: Moving up the ladder

    Chapter 16: Moving up the ladder

    After you are a senior data scientist for a few years, what is next? In this episode Jacqueline and Emily talk about three possible career moves for seasoned data scientists: becoming a manager, a technical lead, or an independent consultant. They discuss the pros and cons of the different types of jobs and strategies for getting into those roles.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Chapter 15: Leaving Your Job Gracefully

    Chapter 15: Leaving Your Job Gracefully

    "You can't fire me I quit!" --a great example of not leaving a job gracefully (but hey it happens!). In this week's episode Emily and Jacqueline discuss how to decide when the right moment is for you to leave a job, and what steps you should take. They also talk about the realities of the situation, like managers who don't seem to listen when you discuss why you are unhappy, walking out of job, and getting a last minute counter offer.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

LindsayLu2 ,

Surprisingly easy listening

Doesn’t it sound terrible to listen to a podcast about data science?! I promise this is both enlightening and entertaining. As someone who has a social science degree and wants to pivot to DS, this was incredibly helpful.

J Arzu ,

DS Career Demystified!!

Great resource if you are eagerly hoping to make the jump to DS but equally terrified! They playfully yet informatively give you a realistic look inside the field that you don’t ever get when reading the technical books or listening to technical media about DS. Great podcast for any newbie interested in data science.

Biggsie007 ,

So good!

Where has this podcast been! Amazing!

Perfect balance of ruthless insight along with levity and context to demystify the profession and make it approachable. More please.

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