Data science career without a STEM background?

By |2021-04-08T20:56:47-04:00December 19th, 2020|Categories: Blog Posts, Career Development|

TOPICS COVERED WHAT BACKGROUNDS ARE COMMON IN DATA SCIENCE? IS AN ADVANCED DEGREE IN STEM REQUIRED? HOW TO PLAY TO YOUR STRENGTHS Questions we get often at Lantern Institute from prospective students are about the requirements for becoming a data scientist. More particularly, students from less technical and non-STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) backgrounds are concerned how it will affect their pursuit of a career in the field of data science. At first glance, a prospective student’s concern is quite reasonable. As expansive and continuously growing as the data science field is, it’s also [...]

What sort of career is right for me?

By |2021-04-08T20:57:29-04:00December 16th, 2020|Categories: Blog Posts, Career Development|

SHOULD I PURSUE A CAREER FOCUSING ON ANALYSIS OR DEVELOPMENT? Making big decisions and investments is never easy, especially when it comes to choosing a career direction. At Lantern we commonly come across prospective students and professionals who are unsure of their choice. They are interested in employment in tech but don’t know which position or field they should pursue. This is quite an understandable dilemma. Especially given the rise in popularity of data science careers in recent years and the wide range of jobs included in the field. For this post, we’ll take [...]

Training in Data Science: What’s the best option?

By |2020-12-14T11:41:27-04:00December 12th, 2020|Categories: Blog Posts, Career Development|

The tech industry is continuously increasing and companies are collecting more consumer data than ever. As a result the fields of data science and analytics are rapidly growing to meet the pressing demand. There doesn’t seem to be a bad time to get training and transition to those fields,. Join the ranks of industry professionals doing what they love. If you’re looking to get started with a career in tech you’ll soon find yourself at crossroads. How you should gain the necessary skills and competencies to qualify for roles as a data scientist? Just as the fields themselves [...]

How to Track Your Career Progress

By |2021-04-08T21:02:15-04:00November 30th, 2020|Categories: Blog Posts, Career Development|Tags: , , , , , , , |

“Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” is a question that comes by commonly during job interviews and for good reason. Employers typically ask this type of question to gain some insight into what your career plans are and how the job fits into those plans. The question seems simple enough but rarely have people taken the time to actually plan their current career path and considered how the position will help them reach their goals. With the number of distractions and busy-work in our daily lives, we often forget to set meaningful goals and track our [...]

The Benefits of Having a Mentor

By |2021-04-08T21:02:31-04:00November 23rd, 2020|Categories: Blog Posts, 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 [...]

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