Every Month Series: Entry Points to Your Career in Data Science (Mission Bay)

February 25, 2020
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Mission Bay Rock Hall Auditorium



Would you like to understand what people mean when they refer to a job in data science? Do you want to pursue a data science career, but not sure where to learn the skills needed to get your foot in the door? If so, then join us for Data Science month! Our first event will highlight careers in Data Science and the Insight Data Science Fellows program as an entry point to this career. Come to learn about Data Science and to network!

Part A: Overview of Data Science careers

Presenter: Ravi Patel, Health Data Science Program Director at Insight Data Science

Part B: Data Scientist Panel

Panelists: UCSF alums who completed the Insight Data Science Fellows program and are now working as Data Scientists in various fields:
Peter Chisnell, PhD - Data Scientist, 23andMe
Claire Tang, PhD - Data Scientist, Samba TV
Chung Yan Cheung, PhD - Data Scientist, Rally Health

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  1. Name the variety of careers in the data science work sector
  2. Name the entry points into a career working in data science
  3. Develop a strategy for positioning yourself for your next step, whether as a career explorer or someone ready to apply for data science positions
  4. Identify resources you can utilize to gain the skills needs for data science careers


Ravi Patel's slides


This program is part of the Every Month Series.


UCSF is committed to making its facilities, activities and events accessible. To request accommodations for this event, please contact Trish McGrath ([email protected]) at the Office of Career and Professional Development at least one week before the event.