21 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 • 56 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.

    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
    Interlude: Help! My Job Search Isn't Working

    Interlude: Help! My Job Search Isn't Working

    In this special live episode recorded at the ODSC East conference, Emily and Jacqueline discuss what to think about it you can't seem to find that data science job you want. They talk about the different reasons why job hunts don't work, what you can do about it, and answer listener questions from the audience.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

Armymama25 ,

So fun and informative

Was so easy and fun to listening. Loved the sponsors. Loved the info.

aedoub ,

Great listen

This was a terrific supportive and informative podcast on data science careers.

Allotherstaken74949 ,

Great and Informative Podcast

The podcast is educational without being boring and answers real questions people have about entering a career in Data Science.

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