Alumni in Action_Jackson Perry ’20

Jackson Perry ’20, came to the Institute after completing his undergraduate studies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. After graduating, Jackson went on to work for the Advanced Analytics Group at Bain & Company based out of Boston, MA. For 2020 graduates, the transition from graduate school to the working Continue reading Alumni in Action_Jackson Perry ’20

Using LASSO Regression to Analyze School Performance

While interning with the NC Department of Public Instruction in 2017, I designed and executed a study to determine the impact of teacher-held master’s degrees on a school’s performance score (a composite of 20% student growth and 80% academic achievement). The hope was that my work would convince NC Legislators Continue reading Using LASSO Regression to Analyze School Performance

Student Spotlight: Putnam Practicum Team

For students in NC State’s Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2021, the new semester brings new opportunities. They’re learning about big data, optimization, simulation and risk, and other advanced topics. They’re interviewing for jobs. And when they’re not in class or meeting with prospective employers, they’re applying Continue reading Student Spotlight: Putnam Practicum Team

Air Travel in the Time of COVID-19

Villanova, PA; State College, PA; Providence, RI; New York City, NY; St. Louis, MO; Columbus, MO; Eugene, OR; Bozeman, MT; Columbus, OH; DC; Winston-Salem, NC. These are all the places I went from the beginning of January until mid-March 2020 for my job as a traveling consultant for my sorority. Continue reading Air Travel in the Time of COVID-19

Reframing Your Perspective: Find Comfort in Being Uncomfortable!

As I’ve navigated balancing my coursework, personal growth, and career search, I’ve tapped into the many support systems available through the Institute for Advanced Analytics. Through conversations with my mentors, I’ve become confident in my abilities to face any challenge with the right perspective. In this post, I’ve shared exactly Continue reading Reframing Your Perspective: Find Comfort in Being Uncomfortable!