MSS/MIDS Virtual Industry Day Connects Students with Industry Partners

Industry Day

The 4th Annual Industry Day brought seven great companies (virtually) to Duke. This year’s event, co-sponsored by the Master of Interdisciplinary Data Science program, gave over 80 students the opportunity to connect with representatives from Advance Auto Parts, Deloitte Consulting, Fidelity, IBM, MetLife, SAS, and Wells Fargo. Students were able to participate in small group breakout sessions and hear about the representatives’ background and exciting projects. They learned more about how each company uses Statistics and Data Science, and get answers to their questions about both the technical and recruitment sides of the companies. Company representatives shared information about their career trajectory, industry trends, highlights about their organization and career paths, insight into transitioning from graduate school to industry, and tips on how to be a competitive applicant.