Using Tableau to Build a Time Series Model

Tableau is most often used as a visualization tool, but it is also a powerful tool to build exponential smoothing models for time series data. If your data uses an exponential smoothing model for forecasting (more recent observations are given greater weight), and you want to have a quick drag-n-drop Continue reading Using Tableau to Build a Time Series Model

Alumni in Action: Emily Bisenius '19 & Hayley Edmonds '19

In Spring 2018, Emily Bisenius was the first of her soon-to-be MSA ‘19 classmates to post a call for roommates on the incoming student forum. Hayley Edmonds was the first to respond. During the MSA ‘19 Orientation that June, we interviewed the two roommates to find out their hopes and Continue reading Alumni in Action: Emily Bisenius '19 & Hayley Edmonds '19

Analyzing the Ultimate Halloween Candy Power Ranking

Like everything else in 2020, this Halloween will be different from any other year.  That doesn’t have to be a negative thing, though.  Fewer trick-or-treaters means you get to keep more of the candy bowl to yourself.  I am celebrating early this year with an analysis of FiveThirtyEight’s Ultimate Halloween Continue reading Analyzing the Ultimate Halloween Candy Power Ranking

Alumni in Action: Greg McElveen '19 & Garrett Pedersen '19

On the second day of their MSA Class of 2019 Orientation, we interviewed Greg McElveen and Garrett Pedersen. Their class had just completed the Gallup CliftonStrengths assessment, one of several tools the Institute uses to help students better understand the unique talents they bring to their teams and their work. Continue reading Alumni in Action: Greg McElveen '19 & Garrett Pedersen '19

Diverse Disciplines: Abigail McCauley '19

The Institute’s admissions team regularly receives inquiries from prospective students along the lines of: “I’m interested in the MSA program, but I’m a ________ major. Do I even have a chance of being admitted?” One can fill in that blank with any number of disciplines — psychology, chemistry, political science Continue reading Diverse Disciplines: Abigail McCauley '19