Talk: What is a Data Scientist and how do I become one?

PME/GMC Student Seminar
Speaker: Brad Llewellyn, Valorem
When: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 7pm
Where: LeConte 310
Abstract: We've all heard that Data Scientist is the hottest job title of the 21st Century. However, it seems out of reach for many people who don't have advanced degrees in mathematics or computer science. In this professional development session, we'll learn from the mistakes that held me back in my early career. We'll also see three of the different types of Data Scientists in the industry today, and learn what we can do to land that dream job. Follow me on this information voyage as we try to break into the world of Data Science.

Bio: Brad is a Data Scientist at Valorem in Charlotte, NC. Brad helps individuals and organizations unravel the Data Science world in order to figure out how it can work for them. He has an M.S. in Statistics from the University of South Carolina, MCSE Certification in Data Management and Analytics, MCSE Certification in Cloud Platform and Infrastructure and MCSA Certification in Machine Learning. Brad is an active blogger at You can connect with him on LinkedIn at and on Twitter @BreakingBI.