MSA Career Services offers a robust slate of programming throughout the academic year to prepare students for career success, help to build their professional network, and identify & achieve their career goals. MSA Career Services events and advising are provided to MSA students in the Atlanta campus program only.

MSA Career Workshop Syllabus

Fall 2022 - MSA Career Development Workshops

Date Time Workshop/Event Details
Thur, Aug 11 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM MSA Career Services Boot Camp Day 1 Welcome, Career Services Team Intro, Student Slide Show, The Importance of Networking & Informational Interviews, Maximizing Your Professional & Virtual Presence, Personal Positioning Statements
Fri, Aug 12 10:00 AM - 3:45 PM MSA Career Services Boot Camp Day 2 MSA Alumni Panel, Resumes & Portfolios for Data Scientists, The LinkedIn Guys – LinkedIn Best Practices, Current MSA Student Meet n Greet
Fri, Aug 26 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Career Workshop #1 Introduction to the MSA Career Services Recruiting Policies, Code of Conduct, and a session on how to conduct research on Analytics and Industry information.
Tues, Aug 30 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Alumni Consulting Panel (Virtual) This panel of MSA Alums will share insights into consulting opportunities at their firms for MSAs as well as how to navigate the consulting interview process.
Fri, Sept 2 11:00AM – 12:30 PM International Student Orientation Overview of job search etiquette in the U.S. including cross-cultural communication, networking best practices, and code of conduct/professional ethics
Fri, Sept 9 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Career Workshop #2 Written & Verbal Communications: Best practices for writing cover letters, thank-you notes and voicemail/phone etiquette. Overview of MSA Code of Conduct.
Networking: Learn a practical approach to networking based on “The 2 Hour Job Search”
Fri, Sept 16 10:00 AM-5:00 PM (Individual time slots will be provided) Professional Headshots A chance to get your headshot taken for LinkedIn
Fri, Sept 23 2:00–4:00 PM West Coast Tech Strategy Talk & West Coast Networking Session (Virtual) MSA Alum, Nirmit Chetwani, Data Scientist III at Amazon will share tips for landing a west coast job. Followed by a chance to network with employers from several west coast tech companies.
Fri, Oct 14 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Case Interview Workshop led by EY Case Prep Workshop led by EY Consultants; a great way to prepare for case interviews with EY specifically or consulting firms in general
Thurs, Oct 20 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM MS Analytics Women's Networking Event (Virtual) Opportunity to network with female analytics leaders and hear their advice on navigating the professional work world.
Fri, Oct 21 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Tech Career Panel (Virtual) Hear from various companies who are actively recruiting MSAs about their internship and full-time hire opportunities.
Fri, Oct 28 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM MSA Meet the Firms An opportunity for MSAs to meet 27 employers in an informal networking atmosphere. Meet the Firms will start with a speed networking session where students will have a chance, in a small group, to learn more about each employer and their analytics/data science opportunities. Followed by time for open networking.
Fri, Nov 4 11:00 AM -1:00 PM Workshop #3 Behavioral Interviewing & Small Group Practice: Learn why behavioral interviewing is commonly used by recruiters and a framework for preparing impactful behavioral interviewing stories. Then break-out into small groups to practice your behavioral interview stories.
Fri, Nov 11 10:00 AM -12:00 PM Tech Prep #1  Interactive tech workshop led by a corporate partner who will present a real-world data science problem. You’ll then be given an opportunity to work in teams to whiteboard a solution; goal of this session is to prepare you for technical interviews. Hosted by Macy's.

SPRING 2023 - MSA Career Development Workshops

Date Time Workshop/Event Details
Fri, Jan 6 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM MSA Project Week Kick-off Meeting This is your chance to put the knowledge you’ve gained in fall classes to practical use! Join us for this week-long team-based data science project sponsored by a corporate partner, designed to give you a technical project to add to your resume & talk about in spring interviews. Hosted by Best Buy.
Fri, Jan 13 and Fri, Jan 20 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Communication Workshops #1 and 2 Join guest instructor, Joey Asher, from Speechworks, to learn about how to deliver great presentations.
Fri, Jan 20 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM MSA Project Week Final Presentations & Awards Teams will be invited to present during a specific 15-minute timeslot. All MSAs are invited to listen to the other team’s presentations throughout the afternoon.
Tues, Jan 24 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Tech Prep #2 See details above. Hosted by ___.
Fri, Jan 27 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Career Workshop #4 Career Fairs: Best practices for preparing for and navigating in-person and virtual career fairs. A chance to practice your career fair introduction/personal positioning statement
Fri, Feb 3 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Data Science Interview Prep Round Robin (VIRTUAL) Mock technical interview session where students will rotate and act as either interviewee or observer while Data Science experts act as interviewers.
Thurs, Feb 9 & Fri, Feb 10 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM & 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM MSA Career Fair Virtual and In-Person  
Fri, Mar 3 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Career Workshop #5 Job Offer & Salary Negotiation: Learn when and how to negotiate salary and other components of a job offer benefits package
Fri, April 14 11:00 Am - 12:30 PM Career Workshop #6 Workplace Etiquette & Professionalism: Gain important tips and best practices for making a strong first impression in your new internship or full-time job.

Additional Career Events @ Georgia Tech

Date Career Event
Sept 28 & Oct 4 (Virtual) GT College of Computing Career Fair
Sept 22 GT IISE Career Fair
Sept 12 - 13 Georgia Tech All-Majors Career Fair
  GT Biomedical Engineering Career Fair
  Business Analytics Center (BAC) Career & Internship Expo
  LinkedIn Data Science - Creating Global Economic Opportunities
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