Topic: Career Advice

Here are my writings on my career, and advice I have for those just starting out.

The Data Science Spectrum:
From Analyst to Machine Learning

Data science has left the era of the Unicorn and entered the era of the team, but that means there is now a whole spectrum of data science jobs. Here is what they do.
The Data Science Split:
From Unicorns to Teams

When data science started the job covered everything from setting up databases to running experiments to making models. But finding Unicorns was impossible; something had to give.
Data Science Interview Practice: Machine Learning Case Study
A common interview type for data scientists and machine learning engineers is the ML case study. Read on for an example of how I solve them!
Data Science Interview Practice: Data Manipulation
I often get asked how to practice data science interviews, so here is a practice dataset with a set of questions to answer. Good luck!
Get Things Done by Tracking Them
As I've gotten more senior as a data scientist, I've found I have to keep track of more and more things. This is how I do it!
The Gender Pay Gap in Data Science Salaries
How do the salaries of woman data scientists compare to those of men? This month we explore pay by gender and location.
Data Science Salaries
How do data scientists salaries vary by experience and location? Read on to find out!
My Academic Bully at CERN
Getting my PhD was mostly a great experience, but one woman made my life hell for a short time at CERN. It's tough to write about, but I thought I owed it to myself and others.
Should I Go To Insight Data Science?
Insight promises an easy transition from academia to a career in data science or machine learning, but is it the right program for you? I have a few words of advice offered from experience.
The Typical Successful Career Starts with Rejection
When I applied for graduate school I was rejected, not by a few good grad schools, but by all of them! But thanks to a little kindness, I was able to continue onward.
Should I Get a PhD?
In 2009, having little or no money in my purse, I thought I would go to graduate school in physics. But was it the right idea? And should you follow in my footsteps?