NEXT Talks

No doubt about it: data analytics is one of the most in-demand tech careers. But what does it take to break into this high growth field? And, more importantly, is it the right career for you?

Join us at our virtual NEXT Talks and meet our data science team, who—in different stages of their careers—successfully navigated the data analytics maze and now offer firsthand advice, tips, and insight on how to get started in data analytics. We’ll take an in-depth “day in the life” look at the field—and the skills you need to bring to it.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Anyone who wants to turn their passion for data, technology, analytics, and innovation into a successful data analytics career:

  • Professionals looking to upskill and/or career change
  • Individuals transitioning from the military service
  • Recent college grads wanting to enhance their hands-on marketability

WHAT TO EXPECT: We’ll start with a free-form panel discussion, followed by audience Q&A. Our NEXT Talks also features a technical breakout session on a real-world application of AI/Machine Learning.


  • The confidence to “step into tech”
  • What it’s like to be a data analyst and work with a data science team
  • What the 3-month online GMU Data Analytics Certificate Program looks like and the scholarship, internship, and mentorship opportunities available through the Mason Talent Exchange

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING: Your questions! This is a great chance to ask our panel of industry experts what a career in data analytics looks like for you. No previous data analysis or programming experience is required—Just curiosity and an aptitude for problem solving!

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VIRTUAL  (Zoom link to be sent after registration)

Thursday, Nov 18th, 2020

12:00-1:00 pm EST