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 2023 - MSA Career Development Workshops

Date Time Workshop/Event Details
Thur, Aug 10 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 11 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 25 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Career Workshop #1 Industry & Company Research: Learn how to better target your internship/job search by exploring—and then narrowing—your substantive work interests.
Fri, Aug 25

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Professional Headshots Day #1 A chance to get your headshot taken for LinkedIn.
Thurs, Aug 29 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Town Hall for MSAs Graduating in December 2023  (Virtual) Join the MSA career services team to discuss what we’ve learned about current and anticipated trends in the job market, the hiring outlook across industries
Fri, Sept 8 10:00AM – 11:30 AM Career Workshop #2 Professional Communication: Best practices for writing cover letters, thank-you notes and voicemail/phone etiquette.  Networking: Learn a practical approach to networking based on The 2-Hour Job Search. 
Fri, Sept 8 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Professional Headshots Day #2 A chance to get your headshot taken for LinkedIn
Fri, Sept 29 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Tech Prep #1  Interactive technical workshop led by a corporate partner who will present a real-world data science problem. You’ll then work in teams to whiteboard a solution. Goal: prepare you for technical interviews. Hosted by Cox Enterprises. 
Fri, Oct 13 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM Career 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, Oct 20 12:30 PM - 4:00 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, Oct 27 11:00 AM - 1:30 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, Nov 10 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Career Workshop #4 Job Offer & Salary Negotiation: Learn when and how to negotiate salary and other components of a job offer benefits package. 

SPRING 2024 - MSA Career Development Workshops

Date Time Workshop/Event Details
Fri, Jan 5 11:00 AM - 1:30 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. Sponser TBD.
TBD 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 19 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM MSA Project Week Final Presentations & Awards (Virtual) 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 23 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM International MSAs: Registering Your Internship & CPT (Virtual) Join us for a live demo on how to register your internship through CareerBuzz, submit your advisor approval letter through Docusign, and ensure your CPT application is successful. 
TBD 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM The Home Depot: Presentation/Workshop on Data Storytelling  Learn more about data science roles (internships & FT) at The Home Depot and how to improve your data storytelling and presentation skills. 
Fri, Jan 26 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Career Workshop #5 MSA Career Fair: Best practices for navigating and preparing for the in-person and virtual MSA Career Fair. A chance to practice your MSA Career Fair intro and to hear tips on conversing effectively in this more intimate career fair setting. 
Fri, Feb 2 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Technical Interview Prep Round Robin with MSA Alums (Virtual) Safe space for mock technical interview sessions where students will rotate and act as either interviewee or observer while an MSA Alum acts as interviewer.  
Thurs, Feb 8 & Fri, Feb 9 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM & 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM MSA Career Fair Virtual and In-Person  
Fri, Feb 16 TBD Tech Prep #2 Interactive tech workshop led by a corporate partner who will present a real-world data science problem. You’ll then work in teams to whiteboard a solution. Goal: prepare you for technical interviews. Company host TBD.
Fri, Mar 1 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Career Workshop #5 Hoping to convert your internship into a full-time role? Learn how to thrive in the workplace! Tips and best practices for making a strong first impression during your internship, full-time job, and on-campus practicum project. Improve your chances of converting your internship to a FT role. Company co-hosts TBD. 

Additional Career Events @ Georgia Tech

Date Career Event
Sept 14 & Sept 20 (Virtual) GT College of Computing Career Fair
Sept 21 GT IISE Career Fair
Sept 11 - 12 Georgia Tech All-Majors Career Fair
Sept 19 GT Biomedical Engineering Career Fair
Sept 22 Business Analytics Center (BAC) Career & Internship Expo
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