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The Benefits of Having a Mentor

By |2020-11-23T10:39:57-04:00November 23rd, 2020|Categories: Career Development|Tags: , , , |

  Do I need a mentor? If you’re at a point in your career, whether you’re advancing in your field or pivoting to new positions, and you ask yourself this question then the answer is most definitely “Yes”. In the next 5 minutes, I will try to show you why that is, and then I will show you how you can start your mentorship journey which starts with finding a good mentor. Why you should always have a mentor: 1. Experience is the best teacher: If your initial reaction to the question was “No”, odds are you haven’t given [...]

TOHacks 2019 Hackathon

By |2019-08-29T12:22:30-04:00July 8th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

On June 22-23 we had the pleasure of attending the 2019 TOHacks Hackathon. TOHacks aims to connect students with industry representatives for networking and mentorship while providing a hands-on learning experience. This initiative resonates deeply with Lantern Institute because our philosophy is that Industry experts are the best people to provide targeted training and mentoring to future professionals. Presenting the Data Challenge Award Over 300 attendees formed into teams to take on one of 3 challenges. Each team had just 24 hours to research and design a solution, and prepare [...]

Three Necessary Beginner Python Progamming Resources

By |2019-06-11T13:48:42-04:00May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Technical|Tags: , |

It can be daunting trying to learn a new skill on your own and studying Python Programming is no exception. Whether you’re a first-time coder or want to solidify your foundation, it is comforting to learn through expert-recommended resources. Lantern Institute, in collaboration with our Python Instructor, has curated the following materials. These resources will provide a strong foundation for any programming use. However, the specific topics listed below are aimed at preparing potential students for our Python Programming Course and our Mathematical Finance and Data Science Program. Online Python Programming Courses Python for Beginners Python with Algorithms [...]

We’ve Made Improvements to our Data Science Program!

By |2019-06-11T13:48:58-04:00April 20th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |

One of Lantern Institute’s cornerstone philosophies is continuous improvement to not only stay aligned with industry needs, but to also improve the learning experience for our students. Our Mathematical Finance and Data Science Program now offers three different streams for students to specialize in: Data Analytics Mathematical Finance Data Science How is the Program Structured Now? Students take two fundamental courses, Python Programming and Statistics with R. Then, based on in-class performance, career goals, and our expert instructors’ recommendations, students are filtered into one of the three streams. Students then spend three months diving into advanced topics like [...]

Toronto WISE Chapter Presents: National Conference 2019

By |2019-06-11T13:49:28-04:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |

This past weekend we had the pleasure of attending the 2019 WISE National Conference. WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) is an incredible initiative to bring women into STEM fields and connect women working within the industry to students. This initiative resonates deeply with Lantern Institute because of the under representation of women in Data Science; It's an issue Lantern hopes to help resolve through supporting women in training, mentorship, and job hunting. WISE Conference Buffet Lunch Alice networking with STEM students Not only was the [...]

Workshop: Perks of Being a Data Scientist

By |2019-06-11T13:49:49-04:00January 30th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Last week Lantern Institute collaborated with the University of Toronto to hold a complementary data science workshop for science, technology, engineering, and math students: The Perks of Being a Data Scientist: Practical Data Tools for STEM Students. Twenty-four bright and eager University of Toronto students took time out of their hectic midterm schedules to learn from two of our amazing instructors. From our Python Instructor, they learned about the kind of work a data professional does, the tools they use every day, and how to practice using these tools currently. From our Machine [...]

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