Career Community: Data Science & Analytics

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What kinds of work do people in these careers do?

Variety of Industries & Experiential Levels

This topic is relevant across many industries, including Engineering, Education, Finance, Sports, Retail, Government, Operations, Healthcare and Biotechnology to name a few. Because of the wide range of industries using analytics, it can be beneficial to pair an interest area (or industry) with your interest in using analytical skills. In addition, a variety of educational levels can explore this topic from undergraduate through PhD and postdoc levels.

Learn About these Fields

To learn more about options and opportunities in data science, identify and attend relevant career fairs, events, and conferences. Here are some organizations to help you learn more about this fields:

Find Jobs

  • Data Jobs – job boards and information about the field

Graduate and Professional Programs

Alumni in the Field (see Alumni Directory)


  • Data Science and Analytics at Sony Pictures (Computer Science graduate)
  • Software Engineer: Machine Learning/Data Science at Apple (Physics graduate)
  • Director of Data Science at DraftKings (Management graduate)
  • Senior Analyst, Data Science at Evolent Health (Biological Engineering graduate)
  • Director of Player Analytics at Oakland Raiders – promoted from Player Personnel Analyst (Mechanical Engineering graduate)


  • Quantitative Researcher at Citadel LLC (Computation for Design & Optimization graduate)
  • Credit Risk Data Manager at General Electric Capital (Engineering System Division graduate)
  • Operations Research Analyst at United States Air Force (Operations Research Management graduate)
  • Technical Program Manager at Amazon (Master in Science of Management graduate)


  • Lead Data Science at Elsevier (Mechanical Engineering graduate)
  • Director Data Science at Thomson Reuters (Linguistics & Philosophy)
  • Executive Director, Scientific Data Analysis at Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research (Biology graduate)
  • Principal Data Scientist at Collective Health (Mechanical Engineering graduate)
  • Computational Biologist at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard (Computer Science graduate)


  • Data Science Manager – Capital One (from Chemistry)
  • Data Science Apprentice – IBM Watson Health (from Mechanical Engineering)

MIT Resources of Interest: departments, labs, offices, groups

Events of Interest

Analytics Career Night

When: Wednesday, February 7 from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Where: MIT Media Lab, 6th Floor



  • This career fair is focused on data science and analytics opportunities
  • Open to the entire MIT community including Masters, PhDs, staff, and undergraduates
  • Free food and drink provided
  • Please upload your resume to the resume drop so it can be accessed by employers
  • Register using the link above! Hosted by the Master of Business Analytics program